?Scotland is one of the greatest small countries in the world. Now you can have your very own miniature woolly version to celebrate Scotland in all its glory. With Robert Burns as a knitted National Bard, Braveheart William Wallace, a Highland coo, Scotty dogs and a knitted Saltire flag, Knit Your Own Scotland is a unique and beautiful collection of iconic symbols from Scotland. Theres even a knitted Loch Ness Monster and Billy Connolly, and if youre feeling hungry, try a Scotch pie or some shortbread. All knitted, of course.
'Knit Your Own Britain' is a unique collection of some of the finest British icons, from The Beatles and James Bond to Robin Hood and Henry VIII, and more contemporary figures like David & Victoria Beckham and Ant & Dec.
The Broons have been making readers laugh for decades, so what better way to celebrate Scotland's most-loved family than creating miniature wooly versions of your very own! From the authors of the much-loved Knit Your Own Scotland and Knit Your Own Britain comes this wonderful guide to knitting your own Broons family. With detailed step-by-step instructions on how to create Maw, Paw, Joe, Hen, Daphne, Maggie, Horace, the Twins, the Bairn, and not forgetting Gran'paw, Knit Your Own Broons is perfect for knitters of all abilities and an ideal gift for fans of Scotland's favorite happy family.
The Best in Show series is an outstanding success. Sally Muir and Joanna Osborne are back with a collection of new patterns for farm animals. There is something here for everyone, with instructions for large farm favourites such as cows, bulls, horses and pigs as well as cute chicks, lambs and piglets. The animals are surprisingly easy to make. It will only take a few evenings to create yourself a loveable companion. These knitted animals in miniature are much easier to look after than the real things - they don't need feeding, they won't make a mess and they take up hardly any room. Join this evocative tour of the farmyard, with all the different animals you could hope to meet. Patterns include sheep and lamb, cow and calf, pig and piglet, goat and kid, chicken and chick, goose and gosling, horse and foal, llama, donkey, bull and even a rat. Idiosyncratic descriptions of the various species accompany beautiful photography, making this book irresistible for both keen knitters and animal enthusiasts.
Caledonia; Bullet Catch; The Artist Man and Mother Woman; Narrative; Rantin
Author: Alistair Beaton
Publisher: A&C Black
To paraphrase Alistair Beaton's Caledonia - the first play in this collection - 'The English have anthologies, the Spanish have anthologies, the French have anthologies . . . why should not Scotland have its anthology?' Scotland is entering a crucial period in its history, where its identity is being debated daily, from everyday conversation to the national and international press. At the same time, its theatre is resurgent, with key Scottish playwrights, theatres and theatre companies expanding their performance vocabularies while coming to prominence in national and international contexts. Caledonia is a tale of hubris and delusion, portraying a crucial slice of Scotland's history and its foray into imperial colonialism told with dark humour and creative flair, by award-winning playwright and satirist Alistair Beaton. Bullet Catch, by Rob Drummond, is a unique theatrical experience exploring the world of magic, featuring mind-reading, levitation, and the most notorious finale in show business. Morna Pearson's The Artist Man and the Mother Woman is a wickedly funny, deceptively simple, surreal portrait of a spectacularly dysfunctional relationship. Rantin', by Kieran Hurley draws on storytelling, live music and an unapologetically haphazard take on Scottish folk tradition, in an attempt to stitch together fragmented stories to reveal a botched patchwork of a nation. First performed at the Royal Court in 2013, Narrative by Anthony Neilson is a theatrical exploration of the the boundaries and possibilities of storytelling. Featuring plays from Alistair Beaton, Rob Drummond, Morna Pearson, Kieran Hurley and Anthony Neilson, this collection is edited by Dr. Trish Reid, a leading critical voice on Scottish theatre.
Fair Isle knitting has a timeless appeal, and is celebrated all over the world for its beautiful patterns and distinctive motifs. Using just two colours in each row you can create a myriad of different patterns that are deceptively easy to achieve. In this definitive guide, expert knitting designer and best-selling author Monica Russel teaches you the essential skills of this traditional colourwork technique and provides all the inspiration you need to create stunning Fair Isle patterns of your own.
Including a Brief Account of the Universities of Saint Andrews and Aberdeen; of the Trade and Manufactures Caried on in the Large Towns, and the Improvements of the Country. In a Series of Letters to a Friend
A noted designer from the region of Scotland's Fair Isle explores the history and techniques of this distinctive, stranded-color knitting style and provides copious illustrated instructions for 14 original knitwear designs.
The first volume in a new series of knitting handbooks introduces a series of creative designs for all kinds of sweaters, featuring detailed, step-by-step instructions, along with tips on altering a standard pattern, sizing a sweater properly, and selecting the right colors, textures, and qualities of yarn to suit individual taste.
Twenty projects for the experienced knitter, ranging from contemporary versions of sweaters, scarves, and fingerless gloves to a poncho and traditional fishermen's hats. Step-by-step, full-color instructions plus inspirational photography.
Containing All His Sermons and Tracts which Have Been Already Published ; with a Select Collection of Letters Written to His Most Intimate Friends, and Persons of Distinction, in England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, from the Year 1734, to 1770 ; Including the Whole Period of His Ministry ; Also, Some Other Pieces on Important Subjects, Never Before Printed