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Knitprovisation - 70 Imaginative Projects Mixing Old With New

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Knitters and crocheters are encouraged to create new combinations with what they already have on handleft-over yarn, lacey placemats and even vintage potholders mixed with new or second-hand garments. Or to transform something old into something completely new! To work on a whole garmentto embellish with embroidery or pom-poms, to mix plastic and fabric with rivets and seq ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published 2007 by St. Martin's Griffin
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Alexandra
Jul 02, 2007 Alexandra rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: knitters
I really like this book because instead of publishing stich by stitch patterns, it just shows pictures and a rough rundown of techniques required to generate a similar garment.

I think the finished garments are cute and it has inspired some ideas for future projects. Great use of contrasting color, stitch techniques, fabric juxtoposition and unexpected construction techniques. Highly recommended.
Evie
Jan 14, 2009 Evie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
Not at all what I expected. When it comes right down to it, the ideas are sound. Take found secondhand pieces and make them your own. Embellish with stitchery. Reuse and recycle. Construct interesting clothing that is as unique as the indie craftster you are. I get this.

The pieces in the book, on the other hand, are pretty rough. Asymmetrical clothing constructed of clashing patterns and colours modeled on pale, sickly looking children. The absolute dredges of thrift store culture. Ouch. If I ha
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Jessica
Aug 07, 2008 Jessica rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: knitting
Inspirational if not informative, this book gives you a plethora of ideas for ways to incorporate that growing collection of half-knitted things you keep shoving into places to hide from your spouse or housemates so they won't know that you're starting your 243rd project this week. Ramnek's projects are super Scandinavian, fun-looking stuff that most people wouldn't really wear. No patterns here, but there are a few projects with detailed guidelines. More often, you are encouraged to go wild on ...more
Jan
Apr 12, 2010 Jan rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I get that the author is trying to inspire people to use objects and create unique items. That is fine. But to be inspired I have to say, gee, I would love to make something like that. Not, my god, can you believe someone wasted thier time doing that. These are without a doubt some of the ugliest, most random things I have ever seen. Maybe a doily should just be a doily.
Mary
Oct 18, 2015 Mary rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: craft, library-books
This just didn't interest me as much as some of the others, but I will look at it again before I return it to the library.
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