An exciting guide to creative hand knitting for adventurous knitters, textile artists and jewellery artists who wish to explore the knitting genre and take their work to a new level.
Explore a variety of materials, from inventive use of wool, rope and fabric, through more unusual textiles such as paper, elastic, plant materials, wire and recycled materials, to knitting with fragile or inflexible products such as cane and rattan.
Choose from innovative ideas and techniques such as adding borders, edges and extensions to incorporating beads, found objects and hardware. Create stunning three-dimensional and freestanding forms or simply embellish existing work, from wrapping and binding to dyeing and felting.
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.