Stitch and Pattern

Author: Jean Draper

Publisher: Pavilion Books

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

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The hugely accomplished textile artist Jean Draper gives an invaluable guide to designing and working with pattern in textile art. Jean goes back to basics with simple dots and lines, demonstrating how even basic squares, circles and triangles can have a stunning impact in stitch and textiles. She provides practical and simple instructions for developing and experimenting with pattern, using grids, symmetry, rotation and repeats. Jean draws inspiration from patterns around the world, from West African Kente Cloth to the Gee’s Bend quilts of Alabama. There are instructions on creating bands and borders, strip patchwork and strip piecing, plus an extended study of Banjara stitched textiles. Natural patterns from plants and flowers also offer exciting opportunities for stitch, and Jean explores important design emblems such a the Tree of Life alongside other stitched flower forms. Finally, the ornamentation of the body provides many unique and striking ways to interpret the human form in stitch. Pattern is everywhere and can be used to stunning effect, taking your textile art to the next level. This fascinating and exciting guide brings together inspiration, design methods and stitching techniques to help you develop truly great textile art.

Knit Step by Step

Techniques, Stitches, and Patterns Made Easy

Author: Vikki Haffenden

Publisher: DK

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Page: 224

View: 457

The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully, with more than 150 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. A ball of yarn can become anything you want it to be with Knit Step by Step. Taking you through simple skills, including how to knit, purl, and cast on and off, this simple handbook helps you decode knitting patterns and build intricate designs with eye-catching rib and cable stitches, structural effects, and multicolored Fair Isle and intarsia techniques. Alongside more than 150 clearly photographed stitch patterns and techniques, including using circular needles and creating structural effects, Knit Step by Step features 10 fun knitting projects to put your newfound skills into practice. Create a simple scarf, eye-catching home decor, and other items to keep you and your loved ones warm and cozy. Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this book is ideal for beginners picking up their first pair of knitting needles, as well as more experienced knitters looking to build on their skills and refresh their technique.

Designing Knitwear

Author: Deborah Newton

Publisher: Taunton Press

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 263

View: 480

Provides in-depth information on shaping and fitting, working with color and graphics, using dressmaker details, and finishing techniques, and includes instructions for sixteen garments

Knit Step by Step

Techniques, Stitches, and Patterns Made Easy

Author: VIKKI. PATMORE HAFFENDEN (FREDERICA.)

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Page: 224

View: 386

The essential beginner's guide to knitting successfully, with more than 200 illustrated knitting stitches and techniques. A ball of yarn can become anything you want it to be with Knit Step by Step. Taking you through simple skills, including how to knit, purl, and cast on and off, this simple handbook will soon help you decode knitting patterns and build intricate designs with eye-catching rib and cable stitches, structural effects, and multi-coloured Fair Isle and intarsia patterns. Alongside more than 200 clearly photographed stitch patterns and techniques, including using circular needles and creating structural effects, Knit Step by Step features 10 fun knitting projects to give you the chance to put your new-found skills into practice. Create a simple scarf, eye-catching soft furnishings, and other items to keep you and your loved ones warm and cosy. Easy-to-use and fully illustrated, this book is ideal for beginners picking up their first pair of knitting needles, as well as more experienced knitters looking to build on their skills and refresh their technique.

Royal School of Needlework Book of Embroidery

Author: Shelley Cox

Publisher: Search Press Limited

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 400

View: 216

This beautiful book is a rich source of embroidery techniques, stitches and projects, covering eight key subjects in detail: crewelwork, bead embroidery, stumpwork, canvaswork, goldwork, whitework, blackwork and silk shading. Containing all the trusted, bestselling content from the RSN Essential Stitch Guide series, plus a new section on mounting your finished work, this fantastic book is a must-have for all embroiderers.

108 Crochet Cluster Stitches

Author: Darla Sims

Publisher: Leisure Arts

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 76

View: 217

If you like crochet with plenty of unique texture, then the inspiration for your next project awaits in this collection of 108 beautiful cluster stitches by Darla Sims. Let these patterns capture your imagination as you use them to design your own afghans, place mats, pillows, shawls--whatever you can envision! Change yarn weight and hook size to get a wide range of results. Easy instructions tell how to plan an afghan using any of the pattern stitches. With so many lovely patterns, the possibilities are limitless! 108 pattern stitches include Benevolence, Italian Lace, Nuance, Wrap Stitch, Sidewinder, Intrigue, Wavelets, Daisies Galore, Stained Glass, Offset Diamonds, and more.

Stitch 'n Bitch Crochet

The Happy Hooker

Author: Debbie Stoller

Publisher: Workman Publishing

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Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 231

The New York Times–bestselling author of Stitch ’n Bitch conquers crochet with forty original patterns in her sassy, sexy, signature style—fully illustrated. Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is chock-full of instruction, inspiration, and to-die-for designs, from lacy, sexy summer tops to chic, cozy sweaters, chunky, funky hats, and colorfully crafty afghans. And, as Debbie Stoller demonstrates with her easy-to-follow instructions, it all starts with the simple act of wrapping a hook around a strand of yarn. Full of color photographs and instructional illustrations, Stitch ’n Bitch Crochet is the perfect primer on knitting’s sister craft—from tools and uses for the different gauges to all the cool yarns available. She also takes you through basic techniques and stitch patterns including the chain stitch, picot, flowers, filet crochet, changing yarns, and finishing. Then come forty fabulous projects for everyone from beginners to experienced crocheters: A pom-pom capelet, a retro clutch purse, an “Anarchy Irony Hat,” an “Orange You Glad Bag,” a “Doris Daymat,” a beach-ready bikini, animal iPod cozies, a kid’s sock monkey afghan, and so much more! These are definitely not your grandma’s doilies.