Lucinda Guy is a knitwear and textile designer as well as the author of several books, including Northern Knits (Interweave, 2010). She has sold her knitwear designs to Edina Ronay, Laura Ashley, Marks&Spencer, and Rowan Yarns. She lives and teaches in England.
Northern Knits Gifts: Thoughtful Projects Inspired by Folk Traditionsby Lucinda Guy
In Northern Knits Gifts, knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories. You'll learn some of the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, through modern interpretations of such heritage/i>
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In Northern Knits Gifts, knitwear and textile designer Lucinda Guy continues her exploration of folk-knitting traditions in this colorful volume of small projects and accessories. You'll learn some of the traditional knitting techniques of Scandinavia, Estonia, Iceland, and the Faroe and Shetland islands, through modern interpretations of such heritage techniques as twined knitting, two-color knitting, lace techniques, damask, fair isle, embroidery, and rya (knotted knitting similar to shag carpet).Accompanied by notes on the history and folk culture surrounding each technique, the projects in the book embrace the Danish notion of hyggetaking pleasure in comforting and cozy things, which is often associated with family and close friends. The 20 projects include mittens, socks, hats, scarves, and bags, and are perfect for wearing and gifting. Emphasizing pattern and color, these knitted designs also embody the Scandinavian aesthetic of making utilitarian objects beautiful as well as useful. Additionally, the book celebrates the specific wools traditionally used in each project. Immerse yourself in Lucinda's world as you enjoy thumbnail sketches of the history and folk culture surrounding each technique.
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This book is listed as a Lark Publication. I expected a much better quality book. the promisef discussions of the diffetent Nordic groups and their different styles did not exist. The instructions are not all that great. The projects shown are very dated and look more like they were designed in the 1950,s or 60s. It is truly a waste of money. The only thing it has going for it are a few web sites xat the back of the book gave some imteresting places to look at....but youcould find them in a google search... FOR FREE. Don,t waste your money. And shame on you Lark Press.