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This edition of YARN The After Party describes two beautiful crocheted cushions designed by Esme Crick. Using two skeins of Scheepjes Whirl, you can create two throw pillows measuring 50 x 30cm (20 x 12in).
This edition of YARN The After Party describes a beautiful crocheted shawl designed by Helda Panagary. The Dream Catcher Shawl is crocheted with 1 ball of Scheepjes Whirl. The example is made with 1 ball of Scheepjes Whirl Strawberries & Scream.
This beautiful design comes from Helda Panagary. She designs knitted and crocheted garments and accessories and is primarily famous for her publications in magazines in Great Britain. She also keeps a blog: Heldasland.
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Glamourie is a Scots word meaning a charmed condition in which everything is invested with magical properties and possibilities. In this unique book, Alice Starmore leads us into the realm of glamourie and —like the witches of Gaelic folklore —casts spells with needles and a single thread. Taking her daughter Jade’s supernatural stories as inspiration, she uses the art of hand knitting to bewitch and bedazzle, and illustrates the tales with elaborate costumes and accessories that portray fanciful and extraordinary ideas.
In creating these costumes, she has powerfully demonstrated the glamourie that can flow from the twin wands of a master magician.
While the first half of this book is an unrestrained flight of fancy, the second half contains full instructions for knitting beautiful garments based upon each costume, all written with Alice Starmore’s trademark accuracy and precision.
By developing each of these patterns from its associated costume, she has revealed how her mind works and how her imagination led her from the initial inspiration through to the final design.
Alice and Jade Starmore are from the Isle of Lewis in the Outer Hebrides, and its moody Celtic landscape is the backdrop to the stories, costumes and designs they have created. The final stage of Glamourie was to take their creations back out into that landscape to be photographed. They trekked to special locations, far off the beaten track, and Jade’s spectacular photographs depict both the sweeping panorama and the minute detail of their beloved native isle. Three years in the making, this combination of photography and fable, of highly conceptual design and practical instruction, will enchant not only knitters but also those in the fashion and costume world and readers fascinated by Scottish and Gaelic legends.
The Railway Knitting Workbook encourages you to enjoy the journey as you learn new stitches and methods in Tunisian crochet. The workbook begins with the basics and then invites you to experiment with techniques such as Tunisian Mobius, Tunisian Delink and Tunisian Wobbel. The clear instructions will provide crocheters and knitters of all skill levels the opportunity to imagine and create. Explore and discover for yourself how much fun Railway Knitting can be.
Dela Wilkins is known as The Railway Knitter wherever she shares her knowledge of Tunisian crochet. Whether she is on board a train or a ferry, or at a community event, Dela encourages others to pick up a hook and some yarn and try a few stitches. Her user name on Ravelry is Lifecare. Dela is retired and lives in Victoria, BC, Canada.
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Approximately 18 patterns on 24 pages. Patterns are for needle and shuttle tatters, for beginners and up. Patterns are snowflakes and motifs. The snowflakes and motifs can be used to put over satin covered balls and eggs for the holiday season.
The delicate art of tatting requires only a shuttle to produce elegant creations such as those displayed in this volume.
Prize-winning tatting expert Monica Hahn provides patterns for 51 lovely projects―many with a Christmas theme. Intricate but not difficult to master, the designs for these miniature heirlooms include a variety of Christmas tree ornaments: Clover-Leaf Bell, Evergreen Christmas Tree, Star of Leaves, Five-Pointed Star, Rose Ornament, Poinsettia, Spider Web Ornament, and, of course, two splendid Christmas Angels.
Additional patterns in this attractive collection include lovely edgings such as Grape, Crown, Happy Talk, and Merri-Go-Round for “dressing up” napkins, placemats, handkerchiefs, and other items. Still other patterns are perfect for creating lovely collars, bookmarks, picture frames, and a variety of domestic accessories. Easy-to-follow instructions and over 60 sharply detailed black-and-white photographs and line illustrations make it easy to create these tatted masterpieces.
Make a statement each time you wear this stunning tatted jewelry. Shuttle tatting is an old craft, and we make it easy in this book with beautiful, full-color step-by-step photos, diagrams, and written instructions. Included are four necklace & earring set designs, all using size 10 crochet thread and beads. Approximately 8 patterns over 28 pages. Includes patterns for four tatted jewelry sets of necklaces, ear rings, and bracelets. Pattern designs have beads and are written in great detail.
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