Paralysed by a stroke at the age of 36, Kate Davies' world turned upside-down. Forced to change direction, Kate took a radical new creative path. Handywomantells this story.
This is not a book about Kate's triumph over adversity. Rather, it is her account of the ordinary activities and everyday objects that stroke and disability made her see differently. From braiding hair for the first time to learning how to knit again; from the lessons of a working-class creative childhood to the support of the contemporary knitting community; from the transformative effects of good design to developing a new identity as a disabled walker; in this engaging series of essays, Kate describes how the experience of brain injury allowed her to build a new kind of handmade life. Part memoir, part personal celebration of the power of making, in Handywoman Kate reclaims disability as in itself a form of practical creativity.
Kate Davies is an award-winning knitwear designer and author writing on many topics from disability and design to textile history and women’s history. She’s published nine books about hand-knitting, lives on the edge of the Scottish Highlands and is inspired by her local landscape every day.
Nb: dit boek weegt geen 301 gram, dit is nodig om de juiste verzendmethode te kunnen selecteren!
"Grab your knitting needles and take a peek into the mind of one of the knitting world’s most innovative designers with Knitting Outside the Box by Bristol Ivy.You’ll know Bristol’s classic tailoring and innovative techniques from her patterns and Pom Pom Press is thrilled to bring you her first book. Originating from her workshop of the same name that she has been teaching and developing for four years, this exceeds the standard of the traditional pattern book.Part pattern book and part insight into the design process, Knitting Outside the Box guides the reader (and knitter) through the creative approaches Bristol uses as a designer to explore and push the endless possibilities of knitting. The book includes a comprehensive stitch dictionary which provides technical information on how to shape and manipulate fabric, and concludes by bringing all the methods together to help the reader evolve an idea into a finished pattern."(bron: Ravelry)Ravelrypagina
Over the past 30 years, Norah Gaughan has contributed an astounding 120+ patterns to the iconic Vogue Knittingmagazine. From inspired textures to spellbinding cables to innovative constructions, she has created a legacy that will last for generations. To honor her achievements and contributions in knitwear, 40 of her patterns from Vogue Knitting magazine have been gathered into a single volume. From a timeless cabled vest, her first Vogue Knitting piece published in 1987, to a striking Fair Isle pullover from 2018, each garment will dazzle knitters. Fun and engaging to create, these patterns and their construction will broaden a knitter’s understanding of what knitwear can be.
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"With beautiful photography, engaging writing, and signature hand-knit designs, Colours of Shetland will inspire you with the varied shades and hues of Great Britain’s most northerly isles.From writer and designer, Kate Davies, comes a book that brings the process of hand-knit design to life in an exciting new way. In Colours of Shetland, Kate takes you on a northern journey, exploring wild and beautiful island landscapes through words, projects and pictures. Situated in the rich context of the Shetland places, wildlife, objects and people that have inspired Kate, each design in this book has its own engaging ‘colour story’ to tell.Through these pages you will get a taste of the heritage that makes Shetland one of the world’s most knitterly destinations and be inspired to knit with yarn that has a genuine connection to the landscape in which it is produced. Showcasing Jamieson & Smith Jumper Weight, the flagship Shetland yarn with a marvellously varied palette, each project features the clear instructions, beautiful finish and attention to detail that are hallmarks of Kate’s designs.Alongside ten original patterns that are a joy to make and wear, Colours of Shetlandoffers the hand-knitter food for thought and a feast for the eyes." (bron: Ravelry)Ravelrypagina
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