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Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls
     

Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls

by Carol R. Noble
 
Shawls are back, they're better than ever, and in Gossamer Webs, the only book available on intricate Russian shawl knitting, you'll find all the information you need to knit them! Gossamer Webs includes technical information, from the combing of goats for fiber to the spinning process to the basics of shawl design. Instructions for a miniature shawl prepare

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Shawls are back, they're better than ever, and in Gossamer Webs, the only book available on intricate Russian shawl knitting, you'll find all the information you need to knit them! Gossamer Webs includes technical information, from the combing of goats for fiber to the spinning process to the basics of shawl design. Instructions for a miniature shawl prepare readers to knit the complete pattern for the Orenburg Eastern Shawl, pattern included.

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Khmeleva, who teaches Orenburg lace-knitting workshops in the United States, here chronicles the history of the fine gossamer shawls produced by knitters in the steppes of the southern Ural mountain range. The books primary focus is on shawl design, planning, and knitting, as the authors lead the reader through a sample miniature shawl. A charted stitch and border dictionary and instructions for a full-sized Eastern Star gossamer shawl are provided for those who wish to create one. Interviews with shawl knitters and the details of a shawl-buying party the authors attended at the home of a Muslim Tatar family in Orenburg make particularly fascinating reading. Recommended for large public libraries and textile collections.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883010416
Publisher:
Interweave Press, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/1998
Series:
Interweave Lace Knitting Series
Pages:
138
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Galina Khmeleva is the author of The Gossamer Webs Design Collection. Carol R. Noble is the author of Style at Large: Knitting Designs for Real Women.

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