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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.

  • 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.

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  • Knit Like a LatvianKnit Like a Latvian : 50 knitting patterns for a fresh take on traditional Latvian mittens

    Ozolina, Leva.

    Discover the magical story of Latvian mittens and learn to kit 50 designs based on traditional pattern sin this colorful collection by Latvian knitter Leva Ozolina. Learn the stranded color work technique and the basic mitten recipe needed to knit like a Latvian. Choose from 50 beautiful designs, each presented with a chart. Get started with simple wrist warmers and fingerless gloves, and progress to fingerless gloves, and progress to full mittens as your confidence grows.

  • Asa Tricosa ZigguratsAsa Tricosa Ziggurats : 1 elegantly seamless knits

    Soderman, Asa.

    Let Asa Tricosa introduced you to the art of knitting beautiful top down sweaters, using her innovative Ziggurat technique. Skillfully designed to minimize cutting and joining of skeins, and to maximize flowing and seamless knitting, the Ziggurat method is clever, addictive and produces well fitting, well finished sweaters. The book is written for both experienced and novice knitters, and for those new to sweater knitting. The comprehensive and elegant patterns will guide you, step by step, through the basics of Ziggurating. You can choose to follow the patterns as written, to master the techniques and gain confidence. Or you can use Asa's extensive detailed tutorials, and customize the patterns to suit yourself, adapt the neckline, add pockets, tucks, or lined hems and cuffs to create truly unique knits. This is Asa's invitation to discover the beauty of some of her favorite yarns with designs knitted in a range of weights from heavy lace weight to Aran from both commercial and indie dyers.

  • Milarrochy HeidsMilarrochy Heids

    Davies, Kate.

    Kate Davies loves hat knitting, and when she developed Milarrochy Tweed, a yarn named after one of her favorite Loch Lomond locations, she knew it was time to create a book of hat designs. Milarrochy Tweed's complex, tonal shades make it ideal for color work of all kinds, so Kate invited twelve friend to join her in the challenge of creating a range of hats of rich variety and hue. Heid is the Scots word for head, and inside these pages you will find fifteen fabulous heids to choose from. From Ute Vos's simple stripes to Virginia Sattler-Reimer's complex kaleidoscopic crown; from Felicity Ford's exuberant Featherheid to Emily Williams' stunning double knitted Tarradale, the heids in these pages are as varied as their creators. Established designers such as Ella Gordon and Dianna Walla meet emerging talent like Justyna Haberkowa and Sarah Mackay, drawing creative inspiration from landscape and location, flora and fauna, childhood memory and medieval architecture. With an introduction by Kate, ad stunning photography around Loch Lomond by Tom Barr, this book is sure to bring you a warm and happy heid.

  • ShetlandShetland

    Wallin, Marie.

    This book has 12 Fair Isle designs by Marie Wallin. It also showcases the work of designer, Aisling Doolan. There is a gallery of work, patterns, and further information. Marie is a successful creative, independent knitwear designer with a renowned flair for photography art direction and styling. Over the last 10 years her reputation for beautiful color work hand knit and crochet designs has been nurtured while in her role as Head Designer for hand knit yarn brand, Rowan. In May 2013, Marie became freelance and started her design company. She now produces her own publications, holds popular creative workshops at Brooskby hall in rural Leicestershire as well as continuing a close relationship with Rowan. Jamieson's of Shetland and other British yarn producers.

  • Art quilt collageArt quilt collage : a creative journey in fabric, paint & stitch

    Boschert, Deborah, author.

    This book taps into your creative muse. Art quilt inspiration, techniques, and checklists presented in 8 easy to use design guides; uncomplicated visual guide to fabric collage with practice piece to help you gain expertise; and tell your own artistic story with colors, materials, and beloved symbols.

  • Texture Exploring Stitch Patterns in KnitwearTexture Exploring Stitch Patterns in Knitwear

    Fettig, Hannah.

    Contents: [1] Introduction [2] Delicate texture [3] Forethought: planning the perfect knit garment [4] Working in stitch pattern [5] Measuring gauge in textured stitch pattern [6] Everyday texture [7] Reading your knitting [8] Choosing yarn [9] Increasing and decreasing in stitch pattern [10] Big texture [11] Dividing sleeves from body [12] Finishing [13] Techniques and abbreviations [14] Acknowledgments.

  • Sequence KnittngSequence Knittng : simple methods for creating complex fabrics

    Campochiaro, Cecelia.

    Every knitter, whether a beginner or an expert, wants easy projects for travel, gifts or those times when following a complex pattern is impractical. Sequence Knitting introduces a radical and simple approach for creating amazing fabrics by working a sequence of stitches over and over again. Beginning with 1-row patterns, the book delves into the possibilities of this technique, expanding into methods for creating complex designs that can be worked back and forth, in the round, or in shapes like triangles. The book includes stitch dictionaries with over 190 fabrics, many of which are new and reversible, as well as over 40 patterns for simple and elegant accessories. This groundbreaking book is sure to become a classic must-have for every knitter s reference library.

  • Penguin A Knit collectionPenguin A Knit collection

    Maltz, Anna.

  • Radiant landscapesRadiant landscapes : transform tiled colors & textures into dramatic quilts

    Loughman, Gloria, 1949-

    Light not only catches the eye, it can transform your work into something truly magical. With four inspiring projects to get you started, Gloria Loughman shows you how light can set a mood. You’ll get stunning results with her mosaic tile process for capturing the essence of natural light with your fabric selection. You’ll learn how to create your own landscape quilt with her easy-to-master techniques, including fusible tiling, invisible machine appliqué, free-motion stitching, plus fabric dyeing and painting. She shares important design principals behind perspective, composition, color, and focal points that add dramatic depth to your landscape appliqué quilts.

  • Quilted symphonyQuilted symphony / a fusion of fabric, texture & design

    Loughman, Gloria, 1949-

    Liberate your creative side with abstract art. Construct quilts in segments that are easy to work with. Embellish with appliqué, paint, beads, and more. There are 4 projects with full size pullout patterns. Create your own designs from doodles, photographs, and shapes. Learn how to use color effectively. Perfect your satin stitch, free motion stitch, and triple stitch.

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