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Gossamer Webs: The History and Techniques of Orenburg Lace Shawls Paperback – November 1, 1998
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Khmeleva, who teaches Orenburg lace-knitting workshops in the United States, here chronicles the history of the fine gossamer shawls produced by knitters in the steppes of the southern Ural mountain range. The books primary focus is on shawl design, planning, and knitting, as the authors lead the reader through a sample miniature shawl. A charted stitch and border dictionary and instructions for a full-sized Eastern Star gossamer shawl are provided for those who wish to create one. Interviews with shawl knitters and the details of a shawl-buying party the authors attended at the home of a Muslim Tatar family in Orenburg make particularly fascinating reading. Recommended for large public libraries and textile collections.
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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While as much an introduction to the microculture of Orenburg knitters than a "how-to", the authors nevertheless succeed in stirring the creative juices with page after page of pictures of absolutely gorgeous shawls. Some directions are written out, some are in chart form. Recommended for the experienced lace knitter.
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