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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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  • Sewing PatternsSewing Patterns : 200 Questions and Answers

    English, Sophie.

    Got a sewing pattern problem you can't solve? Curious to know more about a specific technique? Want to know how to adjust a pattern to your needs? Sewing Patterns 200 Questions & Answers will come to your rescue, answering 200 questions that cover a wide variety of sewing pattern topics. Contents: [1] essential equipment and choosing fabric [2] choosing the understanding patterns [3] taking measurements and getting a good fit [4] preparing the pattern and fabric [5] adjusting bodices and tops [6] adjusting waistlines and skirts [7] adjusting sleeves and armholes [8] adjusting pants [9] further ways to create and adapt patterns [10] achieving a professional looking finish. Includes: glossary, index and acknowledgements.

  • Tweaking Pants -Crotch Depth-Crotch LengthTweaking Pants -Crotch Depth-Crotch Length

    Cynthia Guffey has been designing women's clothing and teaching sewing and fitting techniques for 17 or more years. She owns an up-scale fabric store and custom dressmaking business in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and her designs have been worn everywhere from the opening of the Met to Acapulco. Cynthia has developed effective, practical, and simple fitting and construction techniques that she teaches throughout the United States. Her sold-out sewing seminars are filled with information that result in beautifully fitted, custom-look clothing. Her sewing seminars receive rave review because, as one of America's best sewers, she shows you how to save time by getting it right the first time. By using her creativity and talents in designing, sewing and writing, Cynthia continues to inspire sewing enthusiasts around the world.

  • WhiteworkWhitework : Essential stitch guide

    Lansberry, Lizzy.

    Index. This book in the Royal School of Needlework series features the technique of whitework. It begins with a brief history of whitework followed by the basics needed to get started. The author discusses stitch order, which is important when combing the whitework techniques. The section on stitches covers: pulled thread stitches, core surface stitches, decorative stitches, eyelets, drawn thread stitches and cutwork. She concludes with a section on how to put the stitches together to create a piece of your own.

  • Hedebo cutworkHedebo cutwork

    Harboesgaard, Jytte.

    To a large extent, embroidery in the Hedebo region was used to decorate peasant househole textiles and women's collars, with the technique known as Hedebo, where white linen thread was embroidered onto white linen fabric. This revised edition of a 1993 text explains the technique in text, diagrams and photographs.

  • Weaving on the inkle loomWeaving on the inkle loom : with advanced techniques

    Lancaster, Daryl.

    Lancaster gives visual explanations of types of inkle looms, making the heddles, following a threading draft, weaving a band, pick-up patterns, supplemental warps, 1:1 name drafting. and finishing.

  • Hedebo embroideryHedebo embroidery : a world of variations

    Buus, Henriette.

    Text in English and Danish. The catalog reporduces the texts from the exhibition together with photos illustrating the texts. The cultural history texts tell of the local, regional, national and international context in which the textiles were created. The photos show mainly the textiles in use.

  • First rate sweatshirtsFirst rate sweatshirts

    Mulari, Mary.

    You will find more than a dozen options for changing a plain sweatshirt into something fun to wear using simple accents and modifications.

  • Picture your world in appliquéPicture your world in appliqué : creating unique images with fabric

    Cusack, Margaret.

    Turn special memories, imgaes, and portraits into stiched fabric art that will be cherished for generations. Renowned fabric artists Margaret Cusak shares her techniques for creating richly evocative machine-stiched applique artwork. Includes seven projects, complete with instructions, patterns, and more than 200 full-color illustrations.

  • Line in TapestryLine in Tapestry

    Todd-Hooker, Kathe.

    Contents: Preface, Introduction [1] Designing with line [2] Two-line weaving basics [3] Creating Horizontal lines [4] Creating vertical lines and dots [5] Creating non-straight lines [6] Creating raised lines [7] Seven-tricks treasures and other stuff. a concept as simple as a line could create and disseminate a multiplicity of ideas without end. So there begins the tale of using lines in tapestry. This book is neither a beginning tapestry book nor a book of basic tapestry techniques. This book is meant as a guide, a source book, or suggestion of what you can do with those tapestry techniques that you already know and want to use in weaving your designs. It is meant as a handbook to weaving lines in tapestry. It is assumed that you already understand basic tapestry technique. For help in understanding basic techniques, look for other books on the subject of tapestry weaving rom Fine Fiber Press. This book is an expansion of Kathe Todd-Hooker's teaching notes. In this book all of the weaving techniques are explained as being done from the front of the tapestry unless otherwise stated.

  • Fashion sweatshirtsFashion sweatshirts : 25+ easy projects to alter and embellish ready-mades

    Mason, Lorine.

    Twenty five plus easy projects to alter and embellish ready-made sweatshirts.

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