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Waterman's contribution to Interweave's new "Lace Knitting" series is a revised edition of her Traditional Knitted & Lace Shawls (Dos Tejedores, 1993. o.p.). If your library is lucky enough to have the earlier edition, you might want to hold on to it because the color photographs and many of the illustrations in the first edition were not included in this revision. Be aware, however, that one of the reasons for the revision was to correct errors in several of the shawl patterns, which were also rewritten for clarity. Waterman includes step-by-step instructions for knitting eight shawls as well as information on materials, design, stitch patterns (newly charted for this edition), shaping, and incorporating stitch patterns into shawl designs. Recommended for public libraries and textile crafts collections.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Martha Waterman, of Janesville, Iowa, teaches, writes about, and creates traditional needlework, including quilting, spinning, knitting, and crochet-lacemaking. She is a fifth-generation needlewoman who specializes in the traditions of her Irish, Welsh, Scots, and English ancestry. Raised in a family skilled in traditional handcrafts, she was taught needlework at an early age by her mother and grandmother. Her quilt work has been exhibited nationally, and her articles appear regularly in national publications.
"............ Anyone who has spent any time with needle in hand would know. where as one must continually return to a chart to figure out what the heck a certain symbol... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Stefanie Hollinger
Not obvious from any information in this book is the fact that it is a revised edition with a slightly different title. Read morePublished on March 22 2000
I was very disapointed when I received my copy of this book, to find that most of the lovely lace patterns are printed in CHART form. I am very much against chart patterns. Read morePublished on Jan. 8 1999