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Contemporary Knitting: For Textile Artists
by Ruth Lee
This is not your grandmother’s knitting book…unless Grandma happens to be a cool, creative textile artist. What it does have is detailed information on a spectacular range of contemporary designs—both wearable items, such as a breathtaking star-shaped neckpiece strung with glass beads, as well as exhibition pieces like the author’s Spirit Dresses, knitted from insulated be ...more
Hardcover, 128 pages
Published January 1st 2008 by Batsford
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This is a book for textile artists to help generate ideas for incorporating knitting into their art, or for making art from knitting alone, either flat or 3d pieces. With beautiful photos, the book ranges from materials--including novel ones like marine rope and lingerie elastic--to technique instruction. There is a chapter on using beads with knitting and other techniques you'll find in many knitting books. But there is also a chapter on decorative surface treatments, even "Painting, Dyeing and ...more
Intriguing. Uses many nontraditional & nonfiber "yarns," such as wire and fishing line. Shows art & gives instructions on techniques, though not necessarily on how to create that particular piece. Less of a "how-to" and more of a "why not?" book.