From Library Journal
Over the years, Threads magazine writers have explored hand-knitting techniques from many countries, describing now-endangered folk traditions. As a companion to Hand-Knitting Techniques from "Threads" Magazine (Taunton, 1991), this volume brings together some of those articles, covering such diverse traditions as Catalan knit-lace, Swedish Tvaandsstickning (double-ended knitting), Japanese "knit paintings," and the gorgeous Bohus knitting--a technique that appears as a riot of color but actually never uses more than two colors in any one row of knitting. However, this collection is not only a historical treatment of ethnic knitting but also a step-by-step guide, offering encouragement for today's knitters to expand their horizons by experimenting with techniques from around the world. Superb photographs combine with authoritative text and a fetching layout to create a book that is recommended for any library with knitting or folk craft collections.- Janice Zlendich, California State Univ. Lib., Fullerton
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Located in Newtown, Connecticut, THREADS is the leading source for garment sewing. Designed to help sewers of all skill levels, the pages of Threads provide the right tools to create functional and fashionable clothing to last a lifetime. Must-have patterns, essential techniques, and expert advice are available at www.threads.com