Freeform Knitting and Crochet (Milner Craft Series)

Freeform Knitting and Crochet (Milner Craft Series)

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by Jenny Dowde
     
 

“Take your yarn for a walk,” says author Jenny Dowde, who teaches the freeform “scrumbling” technique. With scrumbling, needleworkers can work unbound by patterns and yet still successfully knit or crochet a project. With just a range of simple stitches and only a few basic techniques, anyone can create lovely and useful household objects and… See more details below

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“Take your yarn for a walk,” says author Jenny Dowde, who teaches the freeform “scrumbling” technique. With scrumbling, needleworkers can work unbound by patterns and yet still successfully knit or crochet a project. With just a range of simple stitches and only a few basic techniques, anyone can create lovely and useful household objects and eye-catching wearable art. Full-color photographs illustrate Dowde’s methods in action, from completing both basic and advanced stitches to working with wires and beads, along with a host of special techniques, including constructing buttons, unusual closures, and special accents from polymer clay.

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Library Journal
Freeform crochet may have had its origin in the work of Sylvia Cosh and James Walters, who discussed in their Crochet Workbook what they termed doodling or scrumbling with myriad yarns to create a textured freeform fabric. Other fiber artists then began to extend the idea to knitting, and in 2002 Australian knitwear designer Prudence Mapstone self-published the first book on the topic, Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet. Dowde, another Aussie, now brings this exciting technique to a wider market of crocheters and knitters with a colorful book that combines instruction in freeform with a variety of inspirational projects that will appeal to intermediate and advanced skill levels. Highlights of the book include a chapter on colors and color interactions, practice sessions playing with the crocheted and knitted fragments, and a selection of projects including bags, shawls, hats, and scarves. Enthusiastically recommended for academic textile and public library collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781863513272
Publisher:
Milner, Sally Publishing Pty, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Milner Craft Series Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
386,632
Product dimensions:
8.32(w) x 11.06(h) x 0.43(d)

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