Wool 'n Magic: Creative Uses of Yarn...Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery

Wool 'n Magic: Creative Uses of Yarn...Knitting, Crochet, Embroidery

by Jan Messent, Search Press Studios Staff
     
 

Jan Messent here takes an adventurous and more sophisticated look at knitting, crochet and embroidery. Interweaving these simple crafts, she unfolds a world of texture, fabric and colour. There are suggestions for making beautiful designs and striking garments.  See more details below

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Jan Messent here takes an adventurous and more sophisticated look at knitting, crochet and embroidery. Interweaving these simple crafts, she unfolds a world of texture, fabric and colour. There are suggestions for making beautiful designs and striking garments.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
A visual delight, this book by Jan Messent ( Have You Any Wool? ) focuses on combining knitting and crochet with other forms of stitchery for rich effects. The author, who lectures to embroidery guilds and exhibits throughout Great Britain, aims to inspire the more advanced needleworker to try unconventional projects. As she attests, the book is intended for ``brave spirits and genuinely creative people.'' Wonderful exercises, such as wrapping yarns around cardboard strips to simulate the colors in a painting, will guide needleworkers to develop their own sense of color. Using a variety of techniques and yarns, Messent pours out ideas for building up texture, such as changing direction in mid-pattern, intentionally dropping stitches and stuffing or smocking fabric. Over 75 color photographs showcase lush, complex pieces, mainly Messent's and probably impossible to copy, but glorious fun. Drawings augment text to coach the reader in constructing wall-hangings, soft sculptures and garments. But step-by-step instructions are generally avoided, further inducing readers to work their own magic. (May)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780855327026
Publisher:
Search Press, Limited
Publication date:
04/01/1997
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.48(d)

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