Surface Works

Surface Works
Title: Surface Works
Author:
Jenny Dowde
Description:

This book is about adding surface decoration to plain knitted or crocheted backgrounds. Jenny approaches some of her 35 projects in a traditional way, others in a somewhat freeform manner, and provides a wealth of suggestions for creating textured surfaces in knitting and crochet, using fancy yarns, making your own braids and cords, using the collage technique—and seeking design inspiration from computer programmes—all beautifully illustrated and explained in clear detail. There are also countless ways of using storebought braids and trims, beads, buttons, lace inserts, and all kinds of ‘found objects’, to create interesting surfaces.

The projects include a host of smaller projects such as scarves, hats and neckpieces, and a number of beautiful shawls and tops. Each is decorated in a particular way, but you don’t have to use the same techniques—which means you have the freedom to choose your own decorative technique or to combine several to create your own unique result.


No. of pages: 192
Cover type: Paperback
Trim size: 280 x 210mm
Colour type: Full colour
Series: Milner Craft Series
Imprint: Sally Milner Publishing
ISBN: 978 1 86351 375 3
RRP: A$19.99

Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction. Abbreviations and Equivalent Terms Textured Stitches. Edgings and Inserts. Braids and Cords. Colour Knitting without the Pain. Collage. Arty Bits. Gliftex Images for Design Inspiration. Changing the Character. Toys of the Trade. PROJECTS A Collection of Bags: Almost Autumn. Mosaic. Monet. Lavender Mist. Ruffles. Putting on the Glitz. Aztec. Scarves and Hats: The In and Out scarf. Purple Haze. Fluffle. Basic Crocheted hat. Basic Knitted hat. Sue’s hat. All about Cushions: Blue Radial. Spiral. Odyssey. Sari Mesh. Shawls: Fly Away shawl. Freda’s shawl. Easy Adornments: Rhinestone neckpiece. Zigzag neckpiece. Spangles necklace. Aquamarine pin. Natural Stone pin. Rainbow Ringlets. Flower pin with beaded centre. Wristlet 1. Wristlet 2. Jackets, Wraps and Tops: Garnet jacket. Aquamarine jacket. Topaz top. Ruby jacket. Jade jacket. Walnut vest with wild trim. Sorbet shrug. How To. Resources. Reading List.
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Abbreviations and Equivalent Terms Textured Stitches. Edgings and Inserts. Braids and Cords. Colour Knitting without the Pain. Collage. Arty Bits. Gliftex Images for Design Inspiration. Changing the Character. Toys of the
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