Using the latest colors and techniques, Emma Friedlander-Collins brings you a fun and functional collection of bags to crochet. There are bags for carrying around all your essentials, such as the Aztec Shoulder Bag made in tapestry crochet, and the Strawberry Purse. Then there are totes and holdalls, including a Spring Shopper with neon-bright trim, and a Hipster Duffle in green and khaki—perfect for camping and festivals, or just for when you’ve got a lot to carry. To complete the set, there are cases and covers, such as a Zig-zag Glasses Case to match the Aztec Shoulder Bag, a Pencil Case and a cover for your e-reader. With a techniques section covering all the basic stitches and tapestry crochet, instructions on lining your bag, and suggestions for variations to make each design your own, you will be able to make a bag that is both beautiful and useful, as well as unique.
Emma Friedlander-Collins has been moonlighting under the name Steel & Stitch since 2010 and has a successful online business and blog (steelandstitch.blogspot.co.uk) where she tries out her crochet patterns, and shares tips and techniques. She is the author of 'Crochet Dress Up' and 'Big Hook Crochet', both for CICO Books. Emma lives in East Sussex, UK.