Knitted Edgings and Trims

Knitted Edgings and Trims

Book rating: 03 Paperback

By (author) Lesley Stanfield

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  • Publisher: Search Press Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 222mm x 222mm x 10mm | 427g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Tunbridge Wells
  • ISBN 10: 1844482162
  • ISBN 13: 9781844482160
  • Illustrations note: 250 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 276,312

Product description

This title includes 150 designs for interesting edgings, from lacy trims to appliques, braids and fringes. The main directory is organised by type of trim, from lacy edgings and beaded braids to fringes and insertions. Each design is graded according to level of skill required (many require patience rather than skill!) and features clear instructions (with charts in some cases) - cross-referenced to a step-by-step stitch guide - with beautifully photographed swatches. Each section includes a simple and stylish project demonstrating decorative ways in which to utilize the trims, from scarves to bags, fashion extras to home accessories.

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Author information

Lesley Stanfield is a long-rime hand-knitting designer and has been the knitting editor of several women's magazines. She has produced a number of books on knitting and crochet. She lives and works in Whitstable, Kent.

Customer reviews

By Josee Gralike 24 Jun 2010 3

Seeing the front of this book, I expected to find descriptions of edgings that go 'around the corner' for at least part of the content. There are none! All trims and edgings in this book are just straight strips, not any hint of how to calculate or experiment the impression the cover of the book gave me: how to make an edge to a piece that has one or more corners.

Apart from that: some of the borders are described and photographed from below upward, others from up downward, others are a combination of these possibilities - picture up, description down, or the other way round. If you want to use the book to finish a piece directly, without casting off and sewing on the edging separately, read very carefully of you will end up with an upside down - and often not working - edge.

Nice if you only need a few staight edges to start your knitting adventures, but not THE Book.