In the course of her career as an internationally recognized authority on knitting design and instruction, Alice Starmore has acquired a remarkable collection of charted designs for color knitting. This treasury features a choice selection of her source material, arranged into four parts: (1) Traditi... read more
Aran Knitting: New and Expanded Edition by Alice Starmore Revised, expanded edition of expert guide encompasses a history of Aran knitting; complete workshop in technique and design; 60 charted patterns for the original 14 designs, many reknit in contemporary yarns; including a new design. Color photographs.
Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting by Alice Starmore 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 Complete Book of Traditional Knitting by Rae Compton Knitters of all levels will appreciate these patterns, which range from Shetland and Fair Isle to styles from Peru, Tibet, and elsewhere. Includes more than 300 illustrations and instructions for 13 traditional garments.
Fair Isle Knitting by Sarah Don Don starts with clear samples and charts for 28 traditional Fair Isle knit designs and then moves on to simple instructions for 13 authentic garments, including jumpers, pullovers, and scarves.
First Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel Easily learned, low-cost fundamental methods for over 25 distinctive projects, including Rose Leaf, English Crystal, Mosaic, Coronet, Valentine, Celandine, more. Includes diagrams, charts, and photographs of completed articles.
Mary Thomas's Book of Knitting Patterns by Mary Thomas A widely used instruction book of classic knitting patterns and how to create them. Patterns — illustrated in charts, diagrams, and photographs — range from cross and cross-over motifs to lace knitting, medallion knitting, and filet lace.
Mary Thomas's Knitting Book by Mary Thomas Classic "how-to" book covers everything from winding yarn and fundamental stitches to making patterns and garments, blocking, and more with over 250 technique diagrams illustrating every basic step and pattern.
Second Book of Modern Lace Knitting by Marianne Kinzel Perfect for knitters of all skill levels, eye-catching designs include Grand Slam, Lilac Time, Maidenhair, and others. The book features step-by-step directions for creating over 29 complete projects. 41 illustrations.
Traditional Aran Knitting by Shelagh Hollingworth Suitable for novices to the Aran style as well as experienced knitters, this guide offers start-to-finish advice. More than 20 distinctive patterns, with 117 illustrations, include traditional sweaters, cardigans, jackets, coats, and more.
Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor Over 70 pages of designs include patterns for mittens, jerseys, jackets, hats, more. Practical advice on design and color provides endless variations and adaptations. 31 halftones and 17 color illustrations.
Traditional Scandinavian Knitting by Sheila McGregor This classic guide to the styles of Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, and the Faeroe Islands includes patterns for jerseys, gloves and mittens, stockings, and caps. 191 black-and-white and 20 color illustrations.
Make Your Own Dress Patterns by Adele P. Margolis A nationally acclaimed sewing expert provides simple, step-by-step directions and more than 1,000 illustrations for making clothes for work, home, and play — everything from stylish skirts, dresses, and jackets to children's clothing.
Photoshop Brushes & Creative Tools: Butterflies by Alan Weller Designs can virtually float across the page with this exclusive Dover software. The CD-ROM includes a variety of custom tools, as well as an assortment of butterfly shapes, from realistic to abstract.
Photoshop Brushes & Creative Tools: Cats and Dogs by Alan Weller With this suite of software tools, images of dogs and cats can be crafted into a variety of design effects, including rubber stamps, brush strokes, and more. Includes 156 brushes, 45 shapes, and 20 different styles.
Photoshop Brushes & Creative Tools: Winter Motifs by Alan Weller Created for use with the popular Photoshop and Photoshop Elements software programs, this book and CD-ROM set includes easy-to-use illustrations of snowflakes, sleds, evergreen trees, sleighs, and other winter imagery.
In the course of her career as an internationally recognized authority on knitting design and instruction, Alice Starmore has acquired a remarkable collection of charted designs for color knitting. This treasury features a choice selection of her source material, arranged into four parts: (1) Traditional patterns from Europe, Russia, and South America (2) Adaptations from textiles and other art, including Japanese porcelain and Celtic metalwork (3) Alice Starmore's own geometric and nature-inspired originals (4) Practical instructions that explain how to incorporate these motifs into unique designs. Suitable for beginning as well as advanced color knitters, these charted designs can also be adapted to other crafts, including weaving and embroidery. The first U.S. publication of Charts for Color Knitting, this new and expanded version explains how to incorporate color into your work and features color photographs of knitted swatches created expressly for this Dover edition.
Reprint of The Windfall Press, Scotland, 1992 edition.
Alice Starmore has a fascinating tale to tell. We spoke to the author of the #1 crafts bestseller Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting about her knitting background, professional start, and more.
Clearly, knitting is a deeply ingrained facet of the culture of Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Did your mother teach you to knit? My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. She was a dressmaker as well as a knitter and our house was a place of constant creativity. I was also born at a time when most women knitted as a matter of course, and I had three aunts who had been fisher girls in their youth and were experts at making traditional fishermen's gansies.
I understand that your first language is Gaelic — do you still speak it? Yes I still speak Gaelic. The Isle of Lewis, where I live, is in the Outer Hebrides — the heartland of Gaelic and the only place where you will hear the language in everyday use.
How did you get your start professionally? I designed a small collection of knitwear in 1975 and successfully sold it in London boutiques. It was featured in a national newspaper and from that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began.
Your books are known and loved around the world, and you've adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries into your repertoire. Are you still discovering "new" aspects of knitting and fabric arts from other cultures? I am interested in everything. I find inspiration in all aspects of the world around me. There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. I am also inspired by art, culture, history, science and music. My own culture features widely in my design work but I have always been interested in other cultures and in other places. My main problem is that I cannot possibly live long enough to produce work from the amount of ideas that come into my head.
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