From Tammy: Hello fellow fans of Marly Bird and the Yarn Thing podcast! Before I tell you about the Crochet Red Giveaway let me tell you about a brand new book.
There is a new book coming out that you’re going to want to peek at — CROCHET RED compiled by Laura Zander. Like the KNIT RED that was published June of 2012, this is the newest title in the popular Stitch Red series of “Red” crafting books drawing awareness to the #1 killer of women in the United States, heart disease. It is 144 pages, hardcover, (ISBN 978-1-936096-61-9) features 30 stunning, heart health–inspired garment, accessory and home décor patterns in various shades of red from such luminaries in the industry as Deborah Norville, Vanna White, Nicky Epstein, Kristin Omdahl, Vickie Howell and Debbie Bliss. A bonus pattern for a lovely crocheted fabric-lined Heart Sachet by Kristin Nicholas is also included. Of course you’ll want to check out the pattern from Marly and The Crochet Dude Drew Emborsky, Melissa Leapman and Rohn Strong as well!
With forewords by Deborah Norville and Vanna White and personal stories from all the featured designers about their encounters with heart disease including tips on how they protect their own heart health, Crochet Red is an intimate reminder for women to take the necessary steps to live heart-healthy lives. There is an entire heart-healthy living section that provides important facts about heart disease, exercise guidelines and programs, and heart-healthy cooking tips and recipes supplied by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health, National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and NHLBI’s campaign–The Heart Truth®.
“We could not be more excited about this third installment to the Stitch Red book series, which continues to raise awareness about heart disease,” said Laura Zander. “The crochet celebrities featured in the book are second to none and we are beyond grateful for the time and talent they, along with a multitude of other individuals and brands, have donated in order to support the Stitch Red campaign.”
Crochet Red will retail for $17.95 and is available wherever books are sold. Copies signed by the author can be pre-ordered at Jimmy Beans Wool www.jimmybeanswool.com. This book is one of many unique Stitch Red products created by numerous manufacturers and designers in the Needlearts industry to raise awareness of heart disease in women. A portion of its proceeds benefits the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health in support of The Heart Truth®, a national awareness campaign for women about heart disease, sponsored by the NHLBI.
We know that many you will be interested in this book, not just because all of our favorite crochet designers have contributed, but because crafters are often personally motivated to change their world, one stitch a time.
Marly’s beautiful Sweater with Cowl design is being featured on AllFreeCrochet.com tomorrow in a giveaway of a basket of the yarns needed to complete the pattern. http://stitchandunwind.com/celebrate-american-heart-month-daily-giveaways-12
Sweater with Cowl designed by Marly Bird from Crochet Red: Crocheting for Women’s Heart Health by Laura Zander, published by Sixth&Spring Books, sixthandspringbooks.com. Model Photography by Rose Callahan and Still Photography by Marcus Tullis and pattern instructions copyright © 2013 by Sixth&Spring Books/Soho Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Used by permission.