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Blue Ribbon Afghans from America's State Fairs: 40 Prize-Winning Crocheted Designs
Each of the extraordinary hand-crocheted afghans displayed here in magnificent photos is a blue-ribbon winner. They've all taken the top prize at one of America's state fairs-the prime public venue for showing off the best of our nation's traditional crafts. The styles, colors, and patterns are as varied as the folks who fashioned them, ranging from an afghan with an elega ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published May 1st 2005 by Lark Books
(first published 2003)
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This book was a joy to read, mixing stories and facts about State Fairs (want to know which competitions Brigham Young won?) with bios of crocheters and award winning patterns. And of course, my favorite part was the pictures of the gorgeous afghans. It was inspiring...and I'm officially submitting an afghan to the Utah State Fair in a few weeks.
Admittedly, I picked this book up at the library strictly because of the cover and was happily aurprised at the inside contents! While some color schemes of course are different that what I would do, the patterns themselves are great!