Wrapped in Lace

Wrapped in Lace : Knitted Heirloom Designs from Around the World

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A lifelong student of knitted lace, designer and spinner Margaret Stove shares her personal knitting journey of learning to create lace from scratch. Her spectacular designs are truly the pinnacle of the craft, and Wrapped in Lace follows Margaret as she works on the legendary "wedding ring shawl," a large, knitted lace shawl so fine and delicate that it can be drawn through a wedding ring. Accompanying Margaret's story are in-depth descriptions of each set of lace techniques, patterns, and lace knitting traditions, and offers original patterns for lace shawls, stoles, and scarves. Embark on your own journey in knitted lace as you travel around the world in 12 gorgeous projects highlight knitted lace characteristics from the Faroe Islands, Shetland Islands, Orenburg, Estonia, and lace motifs of New Zealand, as well as more contemporary European work. An expert on lace repair and conservation, Margaret also teaches you how to preserve and repair your knitted lace, and how to even remake heirloom pieces.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 212 x 226 x 18mm | 498.95g
  • Interweave Press Inc
  • Loveland, CO, United States
  • English
  • Original
  • 140 colour
  • 1596682272
  • 9781596682276
  • 49,910

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New Zeaklander Margaret Stove is a doyenne of knitted lace, and has spent her life teaching and developing the spinning of gossamer yarn through her company Artisan Lace. This book is an exploration of designs and traditions, and is a must-read for any serious lace knitter. The book represents her wish to share with others all she has learnt about knitted lace over her long career. Each intricate, beautiful garment is accompanied by detailed writings on how the design came about, referring to special pieces in Margaret's collection, how she went about selecting stitch patterns and edgings, and providing expert tips to produce flawless results. She also explores how knitted lace holds such an important place in family histories, and this book will inspire you to create your own heirloom pieces that will be passed down through the generations.-The Knitter Share the personal knitting journey of the author as she describes how she learnt to knit lace from scratch through to the spectacular pieces she now produces. Each story is accompanied by in-depth description of the lace techniques used, patterns to complete the piece and the traditions she drew on for inspiration. The 11 original projects include highlight techniques from such far and distant places as the Shetland Islands, Orenburg and Estonia. Then there are details on how she invented and perfected new lace designs that represent her home country, New Zealand. As an expert on lace repair and conservation there is much information shared on the processes involved in preserving and repairing your own heirlooms.-Innovative Machine Embroidery & Textile Artshow more

About Margaret Stove

Margaret Stove is a leading expert of handknitted superfine lace. Examples of her work are found in many galleries and private collections throughout the world. A passion for knitting and later designing lace led Stove to explore techniques for spinning lace yarns. Stove teaches lace knitting and spinning internationally, and her line of New Zealand Merino lace yarn and patterns are distributed in the United States and throughout the world.show more