Knitting and History Intertwined
by Susan Crawford
Hard Back (366 pgs) Third Edition
304 x 210 x 4cm (121 x 84 x 1.5in) approx 1750gms (3.85pounds)
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From the Book:
The Vintage Shetland Project is the culmination of eight years of hard work and personal determination. Inspired by the patterns and colours of Shetland knitting, fashion historian, author and designer, Susan Crawford, began a journey into the rich heritage of Shetland knitwear, and in particular the wealth of pieces held in the Shetland Museum archive. With the help of Dr Carol Christiansen, the museum's curator, Susan undertook the task of carefully selecting the most stunning and original designs from the 1920s to the 1050s, transcribed them stitch by stitch, and then recreated them fro the modern knitter, in stunning detail and in a range of sizes for women and men.
In combination with the collection of 27 comprehensive patterns for garments and accessories are carefully researched essays exploring the stories behind each piece and honouring their creators - some famous, some forgotten. Photographed by Susan on the island of Vaila, situated off the west coast of Shetland, this book also celebrates the untameable beauty of Shetland itself. Compiled with Susan 's trademark attention to detail, this book is a fabulous treasury of Shetland knitting design and a valuable insight into its textile traditions. It offers the reader the chance to delve into a fascinating era for knitwear design and to bring it to life in stitch-perfect vintage style.
Full colour charts are provided for colourwork patterns and both charts and written instructions are provided for lace patterns.