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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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  • 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.

  • 15 minutes of play--improvisational quilts15 minutes of play--improvisational quilts : made-fabric piecing, traditional blocks, scrap challenges

    Wolfe, Victoria Findlay, 1970-, author.

    Scraps never looked so good! This is improvisational piecing reinvented—learn how to create a unique piece of “made-fabric” in just 15 minutes with Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s improvisational scrap-piecing methods, then incorporate your made-fabric into traditional quilt blocks. As you play, you’ll sharpen your design skills and learn about combining colors and prints in new ways…then watch your quilt design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic blocks like Sawtooth Star or Flying Geese can be, when they’re constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Includes 11 challenge exercises to strengthen your creative muscles, plus an inspirational quilt gallery.

  • American Quilter's Society 2008 Catalogue of Show QuiltsAmerican Quilter's Society 2008 Catalogue of Show Quilts : semi-finalists in the 24th annual quilt show & contents

    American Quilter's Society.

    This book is the 22rd annual American Quilter's Society quilt Show and Contest show quilts. It includes [1] 427 semi-finalist quiilts showcased exquisitely executed traditional patterns, cutting-edge contemporary designs and techniques, and everything in between [2] quilts from 46 states and 13 countries represent the best today's quiltmakers have to offer [3] arranged by category, each of the quilts exhibited at this presitgious Paducah, Kentucky, event is shown in full color [4] quiltmaker and quilt indexes plus the exhibit numbers make it easy to locate every quilt.

  • Creative feltingCreative felting

    Houghton, Lizzie, 1948-

    Includes index. Discover your own creativity with the ancient art of felting. Included are [1] 30 exciting felting projects, inspired by nature [2] step by step instructions and illustrations teach you how to felt the easy way [3] experiment with different fibers and techniques, and with blending and contrasting a whole range of colors.

  • American Quilter's Society 2006 Catalogue of Show QuiltsAmerican Quilter's Society 2006 Catalogue of Show Quilts : semi-finalists in the 22nd annual quilt show & contents

    American Quilter's Society.

    This book is the 22rd annual American Quilter's Society quilt Show and Contest show quilts. It includes [1] 427 semi-finalist quiilts showcased exquisitely executed traditional patterns, cutting-edge contemporary designs and techniques, and everything in between [2] quilts from 46 states and 12 countries represent the best today's quiltmakers have to offer [3] arranged by category, each of the quilts exhibited at this presitgious Paducah, Kentucky, event is shown in full color [4] quiltmaker and quilt indexes plus the exhibit numbers make it easy to locate every quilt.

  • The fabric & yarn dyer's handbookThe fabric & yarn dyer's handbook

    Kendall, Tracy.

    This book is for artists who want to create a unique textile or yarn to use in quilting, home furnishings, embroidery, knitting or crochet. A vital tool for anyone interested in decorating fabric and yarn, this book contains detailed step by step instructions to all the main techniques for dyeing and decorating. These include traditional vat and tie-dyeing as well as innovative contemporary methods never published before involving the use of such workaday items as photocopiers, aluminium foil and latex. A comprehensive section on the characteristics of different fabrics and yarns, dyes, pigments and paints is packed with handy tips from the author, a leading expert in textile dyeing and decoration. the main part of the book features over 100 beautifully illustrated recipes that can all be made at home.

  • Paper artPaper art : the complete guide to papercraft techniques

    Maurer-Mathison, Diane V. (Diane Vogel), 1944-

    Paper Art is a complete reference on the fine art of papermaking, paper decorating and paper craft techniques; such as cast paper, stamping, batik, oil marbling, collage and more.

  • Art to wearArt to wear

    Dale, Julie Schafler.

    Contents: [1] Crochet, knitting and weaving artists: Dina Knapp, Jean Williams Cacicedo, Janet Lipkin, Marika Contompasis, Sharron Hedges, Arlene Stimmel, Nicki Hitz Edson, Susanna Lewis, Dione Christensen, Linda Mendelson, Amy Rothberg-Rogers, Jacquelyn Roesch-Sanchez, Norma Minkowitz, Lannie Hart, Randall Darwall, Arlene Kirstein, Danielle Ray, Garaldine Millham. [2] Featherwokr and Leatherwork artists: Raoul Spiegel, Paul Johnson, Joan Ann Jablow, Eliot Smith, Bill Cunningham, Renee DeMartin, Anne Kingsbury, J.Pearson, Joe Barth, Jane Kosminsky. [3] Mixed Media Multiform Embellishment artists: Jamie Summers, Whitney Kent, Sheila Perez, Susan Nininger, Mario Rivoli, Ken Tisa, Lee Dickson, Anna Polesny, Billy Shire, Mark Mahall, Frank Shipman, Carol Motty, K.Lee Manuel, Nina vivian Huryn. [4] Surface Design, Stitchery and Hooking artists: Priscilla and Valerie Snyder, Norma Rosen, Cate Fitt, Gayle Fraas and Duncan Salde, JoEllen Trilling, Katherine Westphal, Ana Lisa Hedstrom, Ina Kozel, Julia Hill, Marian Clayden, Ben Compton, Tim Jocelyn, Judy Knipe, Susan Middleman, John Klimo, Tim Harding, Rise Nagin, and Joan Steiner. This book tried to identify the core of the contemporary movement and explore it apart from its multiple ramifications, to illustrate art to wear without any dilution. The author's criteria became intensity of personal content and excellence of craftsmanship. Each piece illustrates, on its own terms, the qualities that define art to wear.

  • ShiboriShibori : the inventive art of Japanese shaped resist dyeing : tradition, techniques, innovation

    Wada, Yoshiko Iwamoto.

    Potential for creating designs in textiles is found even in the physical properties of cloth. The simple fact that cloth tightly compressed into wrinkles or folds resists the penetration of dye can be seen as an opportunity to let the pliancy of textiles speak in making design and pattern. People around the world have utilized this opportunity, producing resist designs in textiles by shaping then securing cloth in various ways before dyeing. Yet, in no country or place has the creative potential of this basic principle been understood and applied as it has in Japan. Here, in fact, it has been expanded into a whole family of traditional resist techniques, involving ingenious means of shaping cloth by plucking, pinching, twisting, stitching, folding, pleating, and wrapping, and securing the shapes thus made by binding, looping, knotting, clamping, and the like. The entire family of techniques is called shibori. The designs created by shibori processes all share a softness of outline and a spontaneity of effect. This latter is shibori's special magic, made possible by exploiting the beauty of the fortuitous things that happen when dye enters shaped cloth. The 104 color and 298 black and white plates include a photographic Gallery of Shibori Examples, based on Japan's largest collection of traditional shibori fabrics. Included also are a detailed guide to basic natural dyes used in Japan, the making and care of an indigo vat, and a list of suppliers in the U.S., as well as a glossary and bibliography. Here, for the first time in any language, is a full documentation of one of the world's most inventive and exciting dyeing techniques, shibori.

  • Selvedge MagazineSelvedge Magazine

    Lenoard, Polly (editor),.

    This magazine is dedicated to textiles. It includes industry innovations, the achievements of designers, artists and independent makers. It includes textiles in fine art, fashion, interiors, travel and shopping. It is the magazine that shows how textiles are the fabric of your life. The Fabric of your life: Textiles in Fine art, Fashion, Interiors, Trael and Shopping /.

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