I was delighted when Debora of Storey Publishing asked me if I would like a copy of the The Sweater Chop Shop: Sewing One-of-a-kind Creations from Recycled Sweaters by Christina Ffrench. Would I ever! This book is lovely in every way. I really enjoy how instead of models, this book is completely illustrated. *cover and main project illustrations done by Marguerite Sauvage, all the tutorial illustrations were done by the author, from what I can gather from the inside flap anyway. Both are great illustrators.* The author has many insights on how to use a sweater – both fulled and straight up. And she has this great diagram on the most efficient way to cut up the sweater for parts. Explaining stitching methods for piecing together the sweater – a key thing. This is more important than might be first expected. To keep the fabric even and from pulling, or the threads from pulling out. The instructions are superb.
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