Classic "how-to" book covers everything from winding yarn and fundamental stitches to making patterns and garments, blocking, and more with over 250 technique diagrams illustrating every basic step and pattern.
A widely used instruction book of classic knitting patterns and how to create them. Patterns — illustrated in charts, diagrams, and photographs — range from cross and cross-over motifs to lace knitting, medallion knitting, and filet lace.
Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.
This early work is a fascinating read for any sewing enthusiast or historian. Its 304 pages are extensively illustrated with diagrams, drawings and photographs forming a complete how-to guide to embroidery that is thoroughly recommended for the shelf of all handicraft lovers. Contents Include: Preface; Acknowledgments; Types of Embroidery: Appliqué Embroidery; Assisi Cross Stitch Embroidery; Black Work; Broderie Anglaise; Canvas Embroidery; Cords, Fringes and Tassels; Couching, Laid and Gold Work; Cross Stitch Embroidery; Cut Work; Darning on Fabric; Double Running; Drawn Fabric Work; Drawn Thread Work; Filet Darning; Florentine Embroidery; Hardanger Embroidery; Hedebo Embroidery; Initials and Monograms; Jacobean Embroidery; Mountmellick Embroidery; Needleweaving; Net Embroidery; Patchwork; Quilting; Samplers; Seams, hems and Faggotting; Shadow Work; Smocking; Stump Work; Tapestry; Technical Hints; List of Illustrations. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Easily learned, low-cost fundamental methods for over 25 distinctive projects, including Rose Leaf, English Crystal, Mosaic, Coronet, Valentine, Celandine, more. Includes diagrams, charts, and photographs of completed articles.
First published in 1934, Mary Thomas' book has long been a favorite of novice and experienced embroiderers alike. Updated by Jan Eaton, it pictures and describes over 400 embroidery stitches arranged by usage, ranging from basic outline and border stitches to more complex detached-filling and pulled-fabric stitches. This is an outstanding reference book that will enable all needle-workers to master the art of embroidery.
Outlines both simple and complex stitches, shows how to create and vary a pattern, and offers creative appliques, French knots, and other embelishments to enhance the work of beginning or experienced knitters
Author: Mary Walker Phillips, Meg Swansen
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Mary Walker Phillips nearly single-handedly brought 19th-century American counterpanes — bed coverings — to the attention of modern knitters. Expanded with dozens of brand-new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders that Phillips discovered in museums, private collections, and magazines. "A terrific book." — Knitter's Magazine. Revised and expanded reprint of the Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut, 1989 edition.
Thoroughly revised and updated for modern knitters of all skill levels, an introduction to knitting covers patterns, gauges, yarns, needles, types of construction, casting on and off, increases, decreases, buttonholes, hems, color, pattern stitching, blocking, and alterations, with new tips on making all different garments, working with various types of yarn, and more. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Perfect for knitters of all skill levels, eye-catching designs include Grand Slam, Lilac Time, Maidenhair, and others. The book features step-by-step directions for creating over 29 complete projects. 41 illustrations.
Knitting for Anarchists
Author: Anna Zilboorg
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
"Originally published by Unicorn Books, Petaluma, California, in 2002."
Contains 500 different knitting patterns.
Fully illustrated guide features 82 patterns for traditional fishermen's sweaters. Collected from sources throughout the British Isles, these sweaters and cardigans for men and women range from lightweight jerseys to heavier guernseys.
Easy Knitted Socks
Author: Jeanette Trotman
Introduces a collection of simple but stunning designs for a variety of colorful hand-knit socks, in a user-friendly handbook that includes step-by-step instructions, detailed patterns, and tips on the tools and techniques of knitting. Original. 20,000 first printing. Crafter's Choice Alt.