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A Stitch in Time: Heirloom Knitting Skills
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A Stitch in Time: Heirloom Knitting Skills (Paperback)

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With a history that can be traced back to medieval Europe, knitting was once the preserve of wealthy patrons. Over time, the craft was taken up on a more domestic scale - either out of necessity or for pleasure. The various traditions that developed

have since passed lovingly from one generation to the next, while trade, tourism and migration have aided the dissemination of the craft across the globe. In this book, knitwear designer Rita Taylor explores the most lasting of these knitting traditions. Heavily textured fishermen's ganseys, super-fine lace shawls, geometric colour-stranding and all manner of bobbles, twists and cables can be found here. Taylor discusses the origins and applications of six main stitch types and offers 12 projects that feature her favourites, as well as a library of over 150 stitch patterns from which modern knitters can seek inspiration for designs

of their own.

Sport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsNeedlework, sewing & fabric craftsSport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsRopework, knots & macrameKnitting & crochet Publisher: Search Press Ltd Publication Date: 24/01/2013 ISBN-13: 9781844489282  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Rita Taylor is a knitwear designer and writer who has been knitting since she was a small child. She's obsessed with all things woolly but her main area of interest is traditional knitting. Rita runs the Period Garment and the Gansey Schemes for the Knitting and Crochet Guild; the aim of both programmes is to build up a collection of historic knitting patterns to ensure these heritage designs aren't lost to future generations of knitters. She contributes regularl y to the Guild's quarterly journal, SlipKnot, and is the author of several knitting books, including Crochet: 200 Q&A.

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