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    DescriptionScotland's Fair Isle is celebrated the world over for its distinctive, stranded-colour knitting. In this book, renowned expert Alice Starmore illustrates the art's history, patterns and techniques.

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    Alice Starmore's Book of Fair Isle Knitting
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    By (author) Alice Starmore
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 211 mm
    Height: 274 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 907 g
    ISBN 13: 9780486472188
    ISBN 10: 0486472183

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    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    B&T General Subject: 250
    Ingram Subject Code: CR
    Libri: I-CR
    BIC subject category V2: WFBS
    DC22: 746.432041
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    DC22: 746.43/2041
    BISAC V2.8: CRA015000
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    LC classification: TT819.G72 S367 2009
    DC22: 746.4320941135
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    Thema V1.0: WFBS
    Edition statement
    Green ed.
    Illustrations note
    col. Illustrations
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Imprint name
    Dover Publications Inc.
    Publication date
    30 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    An acclaimed textile designer, author, artist, and photographer, Alice Starmore is a native of Scotland's Isle of Lewis. Starmore has taught and lectured extensively throughout Britain, Europe, and the United States. She has written 16 books and countless magazine articles, and her classic "Book of""Fair Isle Knitting" is the work that introduced Americans to the popular traditional technique.4 Questions with Alice Starmore: An Exclusive Dover Interview Alice Starmore has a fascinating tale to tell. We spoke to the author of the #1 crafts bestseller Alice Starmore's "Book of Fair Isle Knitting" about her knitting background, professional start, and more. Clearly, knitting is a deeply ingrained facet of the culture of Scotland's Outer Hebrides. Did your mother teach you to knit? "My mother taught me to knit when I was very young. She was a dressmaker as well as a knitter and our house was a place of constant creativity. I was also born at a time when most women knitted as a matter of course, and I had three aunts who had been fisher girls in their youth and were experts at making traditional fishermen's gansies. "I understand that your first language is Gaelic -- do you still speak it? "Yes I still speak Gaelic. The Isle of Lewis, where I live, is in the Outer Hebrides "-- "the heartland of Gaelic and the only place where you will hear the language in everyday use. "How did you get your start professionally? "I designed a small collection of knitwear in 1975 and successfully sold it in London boutiques. It was featured in a national newspaper and from that small beginning my knitting career evolved in ways that were quite unimaginable to me when I began. "Your books are known and loved around the world, and you've adapted design elements from the textile arts of many countries into your repertoire. Are you still discovering "new" aspects of knitting and fabric arts from other cultures? "I am interested in everything. I find inspiration in all aspects of the world around me. There is enough inspiration in the natural world on my doorstep to last many lifetimes. I am also inspired by art, culture, history, science and music. My own culture features widely in my design work but I have always been interested in other cultures and in other places. My main problem is that I cannot possibly live long enough to produce work from the amount of ideas that come into my head."
    Table of contents
    A brief historyPatternColorTechniqueA wardrobe of patternsCreating your own designsBibliographyIndexAbout the AuthorSources of Supply