Innovative hand-knitting techniques in rows and rounds for the adventurous fibre artist and craft maker, worked in diverse and unusual materials, such as wire, paper yarn, plant materials and plastics, found and recycled materials, rope and elastics. Samples are backed up with in-depth information relating to technique, fibres and materials and their unique properties. Wonderfully illustrated with the best contemporary knitted textiles and knitted jewellery available today. With the current revival in hand knitting still in full flow, this book explores traditional two- and three-dimensional knitting techniques in new and innovative ways.
Table of Contents
The book covers : 1. Equipment, materials and their properties 2. All about yarns and fibres and working with off the shelf yarns and hand made cordage 3: Big Knitting with conventional and unconventional materials: Ridged, slitted and rippled surfaces 4: Edgings and borders (including wire knitted jewellery) 5: Beaded surfaces 6: Knitting in rounds 7: Advanced shaping techniques in two and three dimensions, knitted in the round using sets of double-pointed needles 8: Pattern with emphasis on colour and repeat patterns 9: Knitting combined with off-loom textile techniques such as wrapping, coiling and twining 10. White on White and combining all the techniques together
Ruth Lee is a textile artist and teacher who has taught knit and non-loom weaving-based techniques for over 30 years. As a maker and teacher she is committed to promoting traditional textile construction techniques within contemporary fibre arts practice. Ruth has recently studied printed textiles and is currently exploring new directions for her work, in particular combining digital technologies with the handmade across print, stitch and off- loom construction techniques. She lives in Cumbria and exhibits widely across the UK.