Betty Barnden

BETTY BARNDEN is the author of 200 Knitting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets, Super Finishing Techniques for Crocheters, and Filet Crochet. An experienced needlecraft designer, Barnden has designed hundreds of patterns for various companies and her knitwear, embroidery, and crochet designs have appeared in many magazines. Barnden lives in the UK.


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Q & A

What was the worst job you’ve ever had?
Barmaid at a holiday camp, 1969.

Besides being an author, what is your fantasy job?
Archaeologist.

What music, food, drink, toys, etc… do you keep by your side when you're writing?
I listen to Radio 4 (UK talk radio: plays, magazine programs, news, etc.)

What do you enjoy doing the most with your free time?
Walking the dog and gardening.

Do you cook? If so, is there any particular dish that you've mastered and would like to share?
I love making jams and pickles with produce from my garden.

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75 Floral Blocks to Crochet
Knit & Crochet Blocks & Squares
Betty Barnden
St. Martin's Griffin

Bring the beauty of the garden indoors with this floral themed collection  75 Floral Blocks to Crochet is a charming collection of square, triangular,...


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Super Finishing Techniques for Crocheters

Betty Barnden
St. Martin's Griffin

Almost done crocheting your latest project and not sure how to finish it? Need a refresher course on how to assemble the pieces, make a buttonhole, or just...


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200 Knitting Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets
200 Tips, Techniques & Trade Secrets
Betty Barnden
St. Martin's Press

The basics of knitting are quick to master, but learning to create a stylish, professional finish usually takes much longer. This book contains over 200...


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Filet Crochet

Betty Barnden
St. Martin's Griffin

Filet crochet produces delightful designs and motifs on an open mesh background, perfect for incorporating into garments and accessories, or for making...


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