KNITTED LACE OF ESTONIA Paperback – Dec 1 2008
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"If you love fine lace, you certainly will enjoy this new book. The history and patterns are wonderful." Knitting News
"For knitters who love lace, Nancy Bush, really skinny yarns and/or eastern Europe." knotions online magazine
"Everything you need to know to create an authentic lace shawl is included, from knitting a center to knitting a frame; how to connect the two; special techniques for cast-on, bind-off, joining, and more." Blogcritics.org
"A beautiful book for any knitter . . . and if you are already a lace lover you definitely need to have this book in your collection." About.com Guide to Knitting
"The range of beautiful projects will be attractive to knitters of all skill levels. Nancy's clear step-by-step instructions and tips make the seemingly daunting intricate lace patterns easily understood." Knit 'N Style
"A true treasure of a book. Not only is the writing and knitting within it beautiful and inspirational, but this book is clearly a labour of love and commitment." YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More
"The knitting world once again has an 'instant' enduring classic; one that will give hours of pleasure for years to come." Knit Together, the quarterly publication of the Canadian Guild of Knitters
About the Author
Nancy Bush is a contributor to PieceWork magazine and owner of The Wooly West, a mail-order and online yarn business. She has worked as a freelance designer and consultant to several yarn companies and as a contributing editor to Knitter's Magazine. Her designs and articles have appeared in Interweave Knits, Spin-Off, Threads, and Vogue Knitting. She teaches workshops for guilds and shops and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, and Estonia. She is the author of Folk Knitting in Estonia, Folk Socks, Knitting on the Road, and Knitting Vintage Socks. She lives in Salt Lake City.
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Top Customer Reviews
I truly do love all the shawls and scarves in this book. They are similar to the front cover so if you like that pattern, you'll be happy with the patterns inside.
There's a little bit of the history of shawls from Haapsalu, Estonia along with photos which was very interesting.
Many shawl patterns from the region are used such as leaf, twig, birch, lily of the valley (absolutely lovely!), blueberry, ladybug, peacock, etc, etc).
The shawls are either triangular, rectangular, or square - the book cover shawl is square and called Crown Prince Square Shawl.
I was very pleased with this book and the lacey shawls offered--I'd like to start on about 4 of them right now.
Nancy Bush teaches workshops for guilds, shops, and at conferences throughout the United States, Canada, Finland, and Estonia. She is the author of "socks", "Folk Knitting in Estonia"," Knitting on the Road", and "Knitting Vintage Socks" (all from interweave).
In this book we get everything from an overview down to the nitty-gritty details of the 14 projects. We first start out with an introduction to Estonia and its history. This gives you the feeling that you are continuing a tradition. There are color pictures diagrams (charts) and photographs that lead you through the world of knitting lace. There is even a section on how to make a unique stretching frame just for lace. The end items are scarves and shawls ahead of gossamer feel but no exotic clothing which requires slicing and sewing. We also have a source for yarns and a bibliography.
I exchanged my original copy for the new release with the DVD.
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Most recent customer reviews
I love the book and the dvd workshop that goes with it. well laid out easy to follow. Love the history it gives.Published 14 months ago by Amazon Customer
Ce livre est très bien fait et surtout très bien illustré.Published 23 months ago by Milot Jocelyne