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Creative Knitting: A New Art Form. New & Expanded Edition
     

Creative Knitting: A New Art Form. New & Expanded Edition

by Mary Walker Phillips
 

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The first book to introduce knitting as an art form, this classic guide has been newly revised and expanded to offer even more suggestions and inspiration. Mary Walker Phillips shows how to use traditional stitches in original ways to produce highly decorative creations rather than strictly functional items. Scores of examples demonstrate methods for taking basic

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The first book to introduce knitting as an art form, this classic guide has been newly revised and expanded to offer even more suggestions and inspiration. Mary Walker Phillips shows how to use traditional stitches in original ways to produce highly decorative creations rather than strictly functional items. Scores of examples demonstrate methods for taking basic knitting skills into new and rewarding directions.
Clear, easy-to-follow diagrams and color photos supplement the text. In addition to serving as practical guides, the illustrations offer a vast gallery of ideas. Many of the pictures are accompanied by detailed analyses that provide a foundation for experimentation. Phillips discusses the use of a wide range of nontraditional materials, including linen, silk, and leather. A chapter on the history of knitting offers insights into the nature of the craft as well as further sources of creative vision.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780486499154
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Publication date:
02/20/2013
Edition description:
New
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
337,982
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.40(d)

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Meet the Author

American artist, author, and teacher Mary Walker Phillips (1923–2007) elevated knitting to an art form. Her creations are in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Institute of Chicago, and New York's Museum of Modern Art.

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