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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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  • American Craft inquiry V.1 Issue 2American Craft inquiry V.1 Issue 2 : October 2017

    Radyk, Michael (ed).

    American Craft Council is excited to introduce the inaugural issue of American Craft Inquiry, a new journal from the American Craft Council (Volume 1 Issue 2 October 2017). American Craft Inquiry expands on the Council’s deep-rooted position as a thought leader in the field; in the best tradition of intellectual exchange, each issue of Inquiry will feature in-depth essays on contemporary and historical themes, exhibition reviews, and a detailed look at an item from our archives. Founded on the principle of collaboration, with the participation of writers, curators, scholars, and artists, Inquiry seeks to welcome from readers not only reaction, but also action.

  • Portfolio 23Portfolio 23. The art quilt source book

    Studio Art Quilt Associates, Inc.

    This book includes the SAQA member quilts from a juried selection for 2016.

  • Stitch storiesStitch stories : personal places, spaces and traces in textile art

    Holmes, Cas, author.

    "Acclaimed textile artist Cas Holmes show how embroidery and textiles can create visually rich narrative artworks and personal stories. Explore useful techniques that add extra interest to your work, such as making layered collages, how to 'sketch' with stitch and advice on design and colour. Illustrated with a wealth of inspirational examples of stitched stories, from the Middle Ages to contemporary artists working today"--Page [4] of cover.

  • The liftplan connectionThe liftplan connection :. Designing for dobby looms with Photoshop and Photoshop Elements

    Schlein, Alice,.

    This 168-page book, soft-cover and spiral bound, black and white text with many diagrams, further explores some of the design techniques first introduced in The Woven Pixel, co-authored in 2006 by Sclein and Bhakti Ziek. The Liftplan connection (or TLC for short) is not a replacement for The Woven Pixel, but is a stand alone book. TLC includes more specific material on Photoshop Elements, as many dobby weavers choose Elements, not Photoshop, as their primary graphics program. TLC also includes material related to the use of network drafting with Photoshop. It includes chapters on creating threadings for graphics-based liftplans, building a weave library, designing liftplans with two or more weave structures, divided weaves, indexing colors and weave library, designing liftplans with two or more weave structures, divided weaves, indexing colors and applying weaves, producing a loom-ready file in a format your weaving software and loom driver can understand, masking, overlays, using text in dobby designs, and other techniques usable on multi-shaft looms.

  • Atl ohí BinaltsoosAtl ohí Binaltsoos : The Weaver's Book: How to Weave the Navajo Way

    Walker, Mary, and Liz Munk, and Jennie Slick.

    Atl’óhí Binaaltsoos covers the basics of beginning to weave the Navajo way. The book provides access to online videos. The videos help you really get a grasp of the mechanics of the weaving process. The book includes a complete guide to warping. The book has the most complete and detailed description of turned join weaving available.

  • Stars in the makingStars in the making : 14 Knit Designs

    Ravenwood, Elizabeth.

    This book includes instructions to knit a variety of starts, with variations to most patterns.

  • Machine Quilting in SectionsMachine Quilting in Sections : Don't Finish Another Quilt until you read this book

    Mitchell, Marti,.

    This book shows you six ways to assemble quilted sections, three ways to add borders to quilted centers, a dozen examples of common quilt styles, and four step by step patterns feauring Mirti Michell's "Low Carb" quilting techniques.

  • Encyclopedia of TextilesEncyclopedia of Textiles

    Jerde, Judith.

    This book covers all aspects of textile design, manufacture, care, and use, including coverage of all fiber types, dyes, printing techniques, weaving processes and key figures in textile history. The images provide a glimpse of the manufacturing process, showing step by step the transformation of flax into linen fabric, the cutting, trimming, brushing and embossing of velvet, and the evolution of the loom from backstrap to air jet.

  • Hands on rigid heddle weavingHands on rigid heddle weaving

    Davenport, Betty Linn, 1939-

    The rigid heddle loom is efficient, but still simple enough that you can see exactly whats happening as you weave. It is easy and fast to set up and is very portable. Bette Davenport covers everything that is needed to get started on the rigid heddle loom, from warping to beginning to weave to finishing. She discusses plain weave including set, balanced weave, weft emphasis and weft faced fabrics, warp emphasis and warp faced fabrics. She includes hand controlled weaves such as open weaves, inlay, surface textures and tapestry. She offers assistance in planning a project and design tools.

  • Everyday fashions of the thirties as pictured in Sears catalogsEveryday fashions of the thirties as pictured in Sears catalogs


    Catalog illustrations show what American men, women and children actually wore during the 1930s, including shoes, coats, underwear, shirts, blouses, hats, dresses, purses, suits, and sweaters.

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