Monday, 9 April 2012

Review of Interweave Crochet Magazine

As promised yesterday here is a peek inside the latest Interweave Crochet magazine. I have my own views about the content of this magazine but as we don't have the same tastes I will show most things and not just what I like. .

The first thing that struck me about this issue is that the standard of photography isn't as good as usual. They do show details of the little girls dress on another page and the back view of the shawl on a separate page but for me this page lacks impact. Even the front cover has only a small peek at the shawl.

Once again the photography fails to inspire me despite the fact that the lilac skirt is a Doris Chan pattern. The skirt on the right could  look quite pretty if seen from a better angle.

These are made in the Bruge lace but once again the photography fails to impress me. It isn't only me who thinks this way it has been mentioned on Ravelry.

 These are quite wearable tops but for me not quite up to the standard that I have come to expect from Interweave.

The green top could be OK if only I could see the front. Even in the detail photos there isn't a good view of this. Sorry but the droopy pink top does nothing for me. It looks like a top that has been made and then it has drooped in the wash.

I am not going to say anything about these designs as I hate doing hairpin crochet so would not even consider making any of these.

Another hairpin design and another droopy ill fitting top.

Another droopy top. Is it just my thoughts or are they using models far too small for the designs? I think once again that the photography really lets this page down.

I am not impressed with the style or the colour choice for this dress. Once again it comes across as shapeless and droopy.

As you have probably gathered I was totally underwhelmed by this copy of Interweave Crochet. The articles are good but the magazine is uninspiring to me. Everyones tastes are different and perhaps you love one or all of these designs.

I will review Inside Crochet hopefully tomorrow. I am going to sit and crochet this afternoon as the weather is dull, wet and cold. Not very Easter like at all.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for your review. I wonder how do you get on with
"Seamless Crochet: Techniques and Motifs for Join-as-you-go Designs" by Kristin Omdahl? Does she use diagrams or written instructions in her book? Have a lovely day. Cheers. Jagoda

enthusiastic crochetoholic said...

I have yet to watch the CD that came with Seamless Crochet as I have been busy of late. I am hoping that it will help me as I am somewhat of a scaredy cat when it comes to linking circular motifs together.