With the growing interest in lace, New Tatting is a fantastic book for getting started in the craft. Tatting is a means of creating lace by looping threads together using tiny shuttles and your fingers (with occasional help from a crochet hook). It creates dainty chains and edgings as well as single motifs and is used to edge and decorate textiles and clothing, as jewelry, or as large-scale lace projects in itself. Tatting is getting new respect in the crafting world as people discover its traditional beauty while giving it a more modern inflection.
In New Tatting, you will explore modern color and a fresh approach to tatting with incredible step by-step photos and beautiful projects. This book appeals to people who have never tatted before as well as tatters looking for something new and inspirational. Anyone interested in making lace will find that New Tatting offers everything needed to get started.
More than 262 engraved patterns, drawn from English, French, and German sources, encompass a tremendous array of handcrafts: applique, bead work, braiding, crochet, embroidery, knitting, knotting, lace-work, netting, patchwork, quilting, tapestry, tatting, and many other techniques. A rich source of authentic patterns, this volume also provides a historic view of the lives of nineteenth-century women in terms of their pastimes and their forms of creative self-expression.
From the celebrated author of Socks from the Toe Up comes a collection of knitted lace that you will want to live in. Whether you’re new to lace or a more adventuresome knitter, you will find plenty to occupy your needles. From a delicate camisole for layering, a pullover sweater for fall, to a wealth of sweet and pretty hats, scarves, shawls, and socks, Wendy D. Johnson invites you to knit lace pieces that are not only sumptuous, but designed for your everyday life.
Lace is a perennial favorite for knitters. Now the latest book from the Interweave Favorites series offers knitters a cornucopia of lace designs. Carefully chosen by Interweave editors, these standout projects featured in Simply Modern Lace will appeal to a broad range of knitters, from seasoned lace enthusiasts to those wanting to try a lace project for the first time.
There are easy introductions to lace in the form of simple scarves, shawls, and hats. Readers may choose between easy shawls with just a border of lace or ones where lace takes center stage. Lace serves as a simple accent on feminine cardigans and pullovers or as an all-over design for true lace-lovers. A short primer on knitting lace, information on special cast-ons and bind-offs, and a discussion of how to handle shaping round out the book, making it more than just another "pretty lace." Simply Modern Lace celebrates a much-beloved technique, and readers will easily see why the featured knitting projects are indeed favorites at Interweave.