Linda Schapper's artistic vision is expressed in a wide range of media, from patchwork quilts and crochet to painting and liturgical textiles. She has travelled and taught extensively around the world in more than 30 countries; has had some 100 exhibits of her patchwork quilts; and has written eight books, four of them on crochet.
"This revised and updated edition of crafter and author Schapper's (The Complete Book of Crochet Stitch Designs: 500 Classic & Original Patterns) 1987 stitch dictionary focuses on crocheted edgings and borders. A brief introduction summarizes the basic crochet stitches in the book, as well as the symbols used in the charted instructions. The borders are organized by stitch type and shape, allowing designers to select the border most appropriate for their needs. Each of the 342 borders in the collection includes both written and charted instructions, as well as a full-color, close-up photograph of a six-inch swatch crocheted in a neutral-colored yarn. VERDICT: This well-organized stitch dictionary is ideal for crocheters looking for decorative edgings for garments, accessories, or afghans." --Library Journal