the minimal hook
a crocheter's guide to reclaiming our natural creativity
by christine chaney
The Minimal Hook is the first in a planned series of books—part instructional, part philosophical—for people who have a taste for couture but not hauteur. This elegant little manual shows how to create simple, quirky, luxurious pieces with your own hands, but more important, it speaks to a spiritual and mental state of peace achieved in the process of making.
Other titles in the series will include:
The Minimal Hook 2
(more simple ways to crochet)
The Minimal Tee
(how to alter Men’s XXL tees into feline and fitted lounge wear)
The Minimal Stitch
(how to re-construct mass-produced thrift store clothing into personal couture)
Items from all the books can work alone but are also designed to layer.
Born in the practical midwest, raised in between fields and woodlands, and trained in architecture, I am deeply interested in making meaningful experiences for others in architecture, art and apparel design. Even if the other being only inhabits my designs for the length of an art viewing or the time it takes them to try on a garment or to have a lovely dinner, I want them to feel at "home" while they are there. Nature's structures and patterns, colors and texture deeply inspire my designs as well.
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c/raft Published June 28, 2010