Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters by Donna Druchunas, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters

Arctic Lace: Knitting Projects and Stories Inspired by Alaska's Native Knitters

by Donna Druchunas
     
 

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

Overview

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.

Editorial Reviews

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[T]his book has something for everyone. It is clearly written and accessible to fiber artists of all levels.
Library Journal
This work is at once a history and present-day virtual tour of the Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers' Co-operative, a group of native Alaskan knitters who knit and market lace items fashioned from quiviut (the luxuriously warm fiber spun from the soft down of the musk ox). It is also a "how to" book on lace knitting for all levels. Druchunas (The Knitted Rug: 21 Fantastic Designs) features 15 charted knitting projects and offers valuable information and templates for the budding lace designer. Textile historians will appreciate her photographs of and stories about these remarkable native Alaskan knitters. A top pick for large public libraries and academic ethnic textile collections. Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780966828979
Publisher:
Nomad Press
Publication date:
10/25/2006
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
652,243
Product dimensions:
8.68(w) x 10.03(h) x 0.41(d)

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