Knitting Projects And Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters
Paperback ISBN: 0966828976
Qiviut, or musk ox down, is a world-class fiber--luxurious, warm, and lightweight. People who experience it become obsessed. Qiviut makes perfect hand-knitted lace, as demonstrated by the Alaskan artisans of Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-op. This book presents how-tos for knitting and designing lace, projects suited to new as well as experienced lace knitters, yarn sources, and comprehensive cultural background.
The Art of Tatting Jewelry
Exquisite Lace and Bead Designs
Paperback ISBN: 1784942499
This is the latest title from esteemed tatter Lyn Morton and contains a fantastic array of exquisite pieces to create. Each design is carefully photographed and accompanied by easy-to-follow diagrams. This practical and informative book showcases the use of this accessible and thriving craft, ideal for creating fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants and earrings.
Beginner's Guide to Bobbin Lace
Paperback ISBN: 1844481085
Taking you through Torchon ground pieces to scarves, purse and bags, this book features a techniques section which covers lacemaking. It includes five projects with pricking patterns. It gives advice on adding decorative features, beads and tassels. It presents a guide to the stitches and techniques needed to create beautiful bobbin lace.
The Borris Lace Collection
A Unique Irish Needlelace
Paperback ISBN: 1863514074
The tiny Irish village of Borris is famous for the marvelous lace, and a rare private collection containing some of the finest examples is the inspiration for this beautiful book. It's a catalog of the collection, a guide to using the Borris style in 16 projects, and a rich tribute to the social, cultural, and historical significance of lacework to the specific region and to Ireland at large. The Borris Lace Collection will serve as an inspiration to lace-makers and as a permanent record of unique patterns and techniques that otherwise might be lost forever.
14 Tales of Love and Magic
Hardcover ISBN: 1507206550
From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting, a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation. The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting—woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story. “How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn.”—Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale’s heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike. Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators—and lovers—of magic.
A Gathering Of Lace
Paperback ISBN: 1893762246
Collected from knitting designers all over the world, the patterns in this guide will be a joy to create for any knitter. The lavish full-color illustrations and easy-to-follow instruction charts will make these traditional patterns an exciting addition to a lace knitter's repertoire. From beginner to advanced, the 34 projects contained include designs for sweaters, vests, shawls, scarves, gloves, and socks. With beautiful photographs of these unique patterns, this knitting book is perfect for those who love to knit lace and those who would love to learn.
Learn to Tat
Paperback ISBN: 1590122232
Learn the beautiful art of tatting with the step-by-step instructions and interactive DVD presented in this book from American School of Needlework. 48 pages
Mediterranean Knotted Lace
Paperback ISBN: 1863513469
Knotted lace is an ancient craft making a comeback today, and fans will welcome this new book by a popular author, widely known for her lacemaking techniques and international workshops. Following on the heels of her first book, Knotted Lace in the Eastern Mediterranean Tradition, this lovely collection contains entirely new motifs with instructions for all the stitches and skills—from basic knots and loops to edgings and working around a square—along with diagrams. Illustrations throughout, including inspiring photos of finished projects, make these exquisite designs achievable for even beginner lace makers.
Exquisite Patterns and Practical Techniques
Paperback ISBN: 1863514511
Once used primarily for fishing, netting now works beautifully as a base for filet lace. While many lacemakers use commercially available varieties, Margaret Morgan wanted unique sizes and colors. So she began to make her own. Here she explains the equipment she uses and the traditional techniques she's gathered from old source material, and provides 40 patterns with instructions for creating different shapes and edgings. Use the lace for scarves, shawls, place mats, doilies, and even miniature items for a doll's house.
Paperback ISBN: 1861086768
A surprising and inventive take on tatting, one of the oldest forms of lace making. This detailed guide offers dozens of patterns for using metallic threads, vibrant beads, and inexpensive jewelry fittings to create fantastic necklaces, bracelets, pendants, and earrings in intricate filigree designs. Readers can customize the results by choosing the colors and threads they like best to produce one-of-a-kind accessories that will complement any outfit. It's a feast of inspired, fashion-conscious ideas for everyone from beginners to experienced and dedicated tatters.