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  • Cable confidenceCable confidence : a guide to textured knitting

    Harper, Sara Louise, 1963-

    This book will debunk the myth that cables are too tricky to master. Cabling is just a series of knits and purls worked in a particular order. Learn the basics and discover a whole new knitting world of gorgeous cable projects. Unlock the mysteries of ready stitch charts, using cable needles, and much more with this beginner-friendly guide. Start with the easiest stitches, and then move on to more complex cables diamonds, and braids. Knit up a range of projects, from pillows and a scarf to gorgeous Aran pullovers and cardigans, 14 projects in all.

  • Hand knitting collection Book OneHand knitting collection Book One

    Sharp, Jo.

    This book contains 9 patterns for sweaters, hats, and scarves. The gallery of sweaters is shown at the beginning of the book and the patterns are at the end of the book. There are 9 sweater patterns in this Jo Sharp book. She uses Jo Sharp DK Wool Hand Knitting Yarn.

  • Fitted knitsFitted knits : 25 designs for the fashionable knitter

    Japel, Stefanie.

    Whether you are tall or short, curvy or slender, you deserve clothes that fit you perfectly. Fitted Knits gives you patterns that create well fitted garments designed to accentuate your positives. You simply knit to your measurements, easily adjusting the pattern so it's tailored to your unique shape. You will be surprised at how easy it is to add shaping details that ensure a perfect fit for your figure. There is something her to keep you knitting happily the whole year through, form lightweight summer tanks and tees to shrugs, raps and cardigans perfect for those transitional times, and, of course, warm and cozy sweaters, vests and coats to get you through the cold months. Inside this book you will find [1] a how to fit your knits guide that shows you exactly how to adjust the patterns in the book to get a perfect fit [2] 25 wearable fashion inspired knits for all seasons [3] a user-friendly skill level guide so you know what to expect with each pattern [4] an essential information section including a knitting abbreviations key, a knitting needle conversion chart, a helpful reference library and a list of great knitting web sites.

  • And a Time to Knit StockingsAnd a Time to Knit Stockings

    Pence, Katherine.

    In the 1830s, James Chamberlain’s grandmother faced this quandary. She solved it by teaching each child to knit his own socks as soon as he was old enough to hold needles. James grew up to farm, raise and trade horses, work as a postmaster, run his general store and knit his own socks. For him, finding a time to knit socks was a necessity, and I suppose that the only thing he ever knit was socks, probably the same pattern over and over. His daughter, my grandmother, Gertrude Black, told me that he almost died in a blizzard when he was working as a teamster in Kansas. His frostbit shins were intolerant to cold after that so he changed his sock pattern so that the cuff covered his shins for protection. Katherine Pence designed the sock patterns in this book purely for fun. Along the way, she was inspired and encouraged by many people. Her husband, David, photographed this assortment of socks and Marilyn Buster of Tulsa, Oklahoma proofed the layout.

  • Sensual knitsSensual knits : luxurious yarns, alluring designs

    Ferreira, Yahaira.

    Today we are inspired by the sophisticated, sensual appeal of luxury yearns. Nothing complements the elegant curves of the female form like a garment made from the finest merino, alpaca, silk, cashmere, or angora. Twenty-five high fashion projects put the romance back into the craft. Create alluring apparel that turns heads, including [1] a textured jacket with a form fitting nipped in waist [2] a bishop sleeved sweater with a daringly plunging neckline [3] a shoulder baring minidress. Inside you will also find camisoles, negligees, and evening wear. Rest assured: these timeless pieces will transcend today's fashion trends and look great for years to come.

  • Tapestry Topics MagazineTapestry Topics Magazine : a quarterly review of Tapestry Art Today

    This Tapestry Topics quarterly newsletter was created in 1982. It includes letters from the co-directors; discussions from various artists; information about exhibits; historical information; updates on workshops; and information about the directors and membership form.

  • Handwoven MagazineHandwoven Magazine

    Interweave Press.

    Contents: [1] Letters [2] Getting Started [3] Reviews [4] News and Views [5] For starters [6] Marketplace [7] Events, Exhibits, Classes, and Travel Calendar [8] Product News [9] Classifieds [10] Endnotes.

  • Water-based screenprinting todayWater-based screenprinting today :. from hands-on techniques to digital technology

    Henning, Roni, 1939-

    Includes index. Master printer Roni Henning has embraced water based screenprinting for its benefits to both the environment and her personal health. In this insightful guide, she has gathered the works, techniques, and experiences of many of the talented artists and printers with whom she has crossed paths during her own illustrious career, printing editions with the likes of Romare Bearden, Andy Warhol, and Jack Youngerman. Through the work of Bearden, Youngerman, and Gene Davis, among other top artists, you are guided through the traditional screenprinting process, form building and stretching a screen to color separations, color mixing, proofing, and printing. Henning discusses advances in techniques and process since the rise of water based screenprinting, the collaborative relationship between artist and printer, and monoprints and monotypes as art forms. Finally, the use of computers and image manipulation software to complement screenprinting is also investigated.

  • Sources of inspirationSources of inspiration : for ceramics and the applied arts

    Genders, Carolyn.

    Includes index. There are times when all artists struggle for inspiration. This can be particularly true when they try to create patterns, textures and designs with which to decorate their work. In the book Carolyn Genders presents a wealth of images, of both natural and manmade objects, that will spark the imagination of all who see them. Along with this, she shows how these images can be visually abstracted and then refined and enveloped to create other beautiful patterns, designs and forms. The result is not only a useful guide to how the creative process works but also a visually glorious sourcebook of images. This book is a must for all artists, whatever filed they work in and whether they are amateurs or professionals.

  • Stitched Textile CollageStitched Textile Collage : innovative designs for textured surfaces

    Toumi, Lucille.

    Includes index. Lucille Toumi uses textiles and a combination of stitching and embellishment techniques to create unique graphic pieces of art. The book includes [1] 25 projects demonstrate techniques from appliqué patching and surface embellishment with beads, buttons, trimmings, and wire, to knitting and machine and hand embroidery [2] useful for readers with some knowledge of stitching and appliqué techniques, as well as those who hive more in depth knowledge [3] a source of inspiration as well as technical information, with the development of each project described in detail.

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  • SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Vol. 17SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Vol. 17 / Art Quilts in Norway, Racine Art Museum, Cloth in Common & Sales at the Houston Qult Festival

    Studio Art Quilt Associates.

    In addition to dozens of art quilts illustrated in our Portfolio section, Issue 17 brings to our readers [1] Racine Art Museum [2] Cloth in Common [3] Focus on commissions: utility box art [4] Art quilts in Norway [5] Sales at Houston International Quilt Festival [6] Artists to watch : Ana Buzzalino, Linda Colsh, Kathryn Pellman, Ulva Ugerup [7] SAQA Global Exhibition: Layered and Stitched [8] Collector's bookshelf : Art Quilts Unfolding: 50 Years of Innovation and Qult National: Bthe Best of Contemporary Qujilts [9] Portfolio [10] Spotlight on collections.

  • SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Vol. 16SAQA Art Quilt Quarterly Vol. 16 / more than 100 gorgeous art quilts

    Studio Art Quilt Associates.

    In addition to dozens of art quilts illustrated in our Portfolio section, Issue 16 brings to our readers [1] Collector Teri Donovan [2] Quilt National sales [3] Focus on commissions: Fair trade [4] Katie Pasquini Masopust’s painterly art quilts [5] Art quilts in Australia and New Zealand [6] Artists to watch: Astrid Hilger, Linda Colsh, Vicki Conley, and Jayne Bentley Gaskins [7] SAQA Global Exhibition Connecting Our Natural Worlds [8] Collector's bookshelf books: Visioning Human Rights in the New Millennium: Quilting the World’s Conscience by Caroly L. Mazloomi, PhD; Digital Fiber Art by Wen Redmond; Art Quilts Unfolding: Sneak Peek by Dorothy Caldwell. [9] Artists: Margaret Lowers Abramshe, Joanne Alberda, Iise Anysas-SAlkauskas, Nancy Bardach, Regina V. Benson, Pat Bishop, Melani Kane Brewer, Sandre Bruce, Pat Budge, JoAnn Camp, Shin-hee Kang Chin, Linda Colsh, Judith Content, Lenore Crawford, Jennifer Day, Giny Dixon, Willy Doreleijers, Susan Else, Clairan Ferrono, Katriina Flensburg, Linda Gass, Julia Graber, Cara Gulati, Phillida Hargreaves, Bev Haring, Jim Hay, Judy Hooworth, Lisa Jenni, Annette Kennedy, Lyric Montgomery Kinard, Catherine Kleeman, Brigitte Kopp, Paula Kovarik, Ellie Kreneck, Carol Larson, Tracey Lawko, Susan Lenz, Kevan Lunney, Susan Roberts Mathews, Barbara Barrick McKie, Diane Melms, Hilde Morin, Alison Muir, Ree Nancarrow, Marty Ornish, Claire Passmore, Julie E. Pfaff, Susan V. Polansky, Ruth Powers, Dorothy Raymond, Susan Rienzo, Norma Schlager, Karen Schulz, Teresa Shippy, Mary Ruth Smith, Sarah Ann Smith, Elena Stokes, Kate Themel, Grietje van der Veen, Lisa Walton, Grace Harbin Wever, Eileen J. Williams, Adrienne Yorinks, Kathy York.

  • Fabric manipulationFabric manipulation : 150 creative sewing techniques

    Singer, Ruth.

    Fabric manipulation- the art of creating constructed textiles- is demystified in this encyclopedia of sewing techniques. Featured are 150 creative sewing techniques, from smocking, trapunto quilting and reverse applique to Suffolk pleats, pleating and shirring. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs are included to illustrate both traditional and contemporary methods. Creative project ideas are provided to show practical applications for many of the fabric manipulation techniques.

  • IndigoIndigo : in search of the color that seduced the world

    McKinley, Catherine E.

    For almost 5 millennia, in every culture and every major religion, indigo, a blue pigment obtained from the small green leaf of a parasitic shrub through a complex process that even scientists still regard as mysterious, has been at the center of turbulent human encounters. Indigo is the story of this precious dye and its ancient heritage; its relationship to slavery as one of the hidden commodities of the transatlantic slave trade, it profound influence on fashion (blue jeans), and its spiritual significance that is little recognized but no less alive today.

  • Guatemalan Woven WealthGuatemalan Woven Wealth : Preserving a Rich Textile Tradition

    Chandler, Deborah.

    The pieces shown in tis book were collected for a trunk show in Denver, CO. in 2009 to benefit Friendship Bridge, a microlending organization serving Guatemalan women.

  • MonoprintingMonoprinting : Printmaking handbook

    Whittington, Jackie Newell & Dee.

    Monoprinting is a printmaking process in which a drawing or painting, executed on a flat, unworked printing plate or other surface, is transferred using pressure to a sheet of paper. A spontaneous and exciting process, the medium is also effective, convenient and does not necessarily require a press. Only one strong impression is taken, hence the term monoprint. In this book, Jackie Newell and Dee Whittington demonstrate how to push the boundaries of monoprinting with various techniques, showing the unique possibilities available and showcasing work by a variety of printmakers from around the world.

  • Tapestry handbookTapestry handbook : the next generation

    Russell, Carol K.

    This classic book, now completely revised and expanded, has long been a favorite of both teachers and students of tapestry weaving. Learn to weave tapestry on any kind of loom, vertical or horizontal. Take an intriguing journey to make an elaborate, but logical, tapestry sampler. The process is explained step by step and illustrated with over 300 beautiful color photographs and diagrams of tapestry techniques. Along the way, color theories applicable to tapestry are explained. You will be inspired by the ancient art form explored on these colorful pages. Treasures from museums and prominent contemporary artists relate the historic significance of tapestries and their limitless range of visual power. Learn how archival finishing and mounting your handwoven textile completes the project. A chapter on designing for tapestry provides tools for translating future concepts into compositions. Be a part of this ancient, yet completely modern, weaving tradition.

  • The coptic tapestry albumsThe coptic tapestry albums : and the archaeologist of Antinoe, Albert Gayet

    Hoskins, Nancy Arthur.

    Nancy Hoskins interweaves the creation of the textiles in the Greco-Roman city of Antinoe, Egypt, with their discovery by the charismatic French archaeologist Albert Gayet (1856-1916). Gayet staged stunning exhibitions of the pieces in Paris at the turn of the century and ultimately gave them to museums or sold them. One collector, Henry Bryon, had his 144 fabrics bound into the two albums featured here.

  • Strip patchworkStrip patchwork

    Campbell-Harding, Valerie.

    Reprint. Originally published: London : B.T. Batsford, 1983. Updated in 1988 and again in 2004. Patchwork with fabric strips is a versatile craft. This book explores every aspect of this effective and attractive patchwork tecnhique. This classic text by one of Britain’s leading embroiderers explores every aspect of strip patchwork, an extremely versatile craft which can be used to create wall hangings, quilts, cushions or clothes. Including numerous design ideas as well as technical information, the book shows how abstract designs, geometric patterns and picture images can be easily built up with a variety of colored strips of different lengths and widths. Detailed instructions for piecing strips by 15 different technique s are given, including log cabin, machine piecing and strips sewn to a backing, and there is a useful section on dyeing. Over 250 drawings and photographs help to explain the sewing techniques and offer a wealth of suggestions for attractive designs in strip patchwork.

  • Rowan Journal No. 5 1993Rowan Journal No. 5 1993


    This book contains [1] In a Celtic Tradition with designer Alice Starmore [2] Kaffe's World Touring Exhibition [3] The V & A Needlepoint collection with Karen Elder [4] Indonesian Textiles discussing weaving and batik [5] Knitwear trends with Avril Groom from the Paris catwalks [6] What's in store [7] Spinning a yarn: Samuel Lumb's mill spins most of Rowan's tweeds, Alexandra Buxton went to find out how it's done[8] Designer patterns include Irina by Alice Starmore's traditional Fair Isle sweater and Harris: a fitted jacket in a bright Magpie Tweed.

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