Folk Bags

Folk Bags

by Vicki Square
     
 

Thirty projects from 23 countries offer a worldwide representation of bags, from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas. From the fish-shaped Japanese felted bag to the Persian carpet–inspired handbag, each bag is a product of its cultural history. Each pattern begins with a brief history describing the source behind these contemporary interpretations of

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Thirty projects from 23 countries offer a worldwide representation of bags, from Asia and Africa to Europe and the Americas. From the fish-shaped Japanese felted bag to the Persian carpet–inspired handbag, each bag is a product of its cultural history. Each pattern begins with a brief history describing the source behind these contemporary interpretations of folk designs. Folk stories also accompany many projects. Included are designs for bags for work or play, and bags of all shapes, colors, textures, and sizes. Using this collection, knitters can create bags for children, for market, for everyday, or for a special evening event.

Editorial Reviews

Country Marketplace
Every project includes easy-to-follow instructions, clear illustrations and a fascinating tale of the author's travels.
Library Journal
The author of the Knitter's Companion and Knit Great Basics, Square has outdone herself with this inspiring collection of designs for bags from cultural traditions around the world. There are full instructions and background information for 30 bags based on the folk traditions of 23 countries in Asia, Africa, South America, Europe, and the South Pacific. Some of the more outstanding designs are the doll bag from Bolivia, colorful Shigra designs from Ecuador, a carpet bag reminiscent of Turkish kilims, and a Yoruba mask bag inspired by designs found on Yoruba priests' beaded bags. The bags utilize a variety of knitting techniques, such as embroidered knitting, felting, intarsia, stranded knitting, cables, fur stitch, and i-cord trim. Most of these projects would make even a jaded knitter rededicate herself (or himself) to the art. The sixth title in Interweave Press's "Folk" series, this is enthusiastically recommended for academic and public library textile collections. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499255
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/28/2003
Series:
Folk Knitting Series
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.42(d)

Meet the Author

Vicki Square is the author of The Knitter’s Companion and Knit Great Basics. Her work has been featured in Spin-Off and Fashion Knitting magazines. She regularly teaches knitting workshops and exhibits in galleries and juried shows. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado.

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