Expectant Little Knits

Author: Suzanne J. E. Tourtillott
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781600591518
Format: PDF
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Presents a series of more than twenty beautiful knit projects, created by a variety of talented designers, that are perfect for the mother-to-be, including a cashmere car coat, a pleated v-neck tank top, a beaded black evening dress, and a cowl sweater with nursing panels, in a volume featuring full-color illustrations and detailed pattern instructions.

Cult Media Fandom and Textiles

Author: Brigid Cherry
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1474215165
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is the first to explore handicrafting practiced by media fans, their online fan communities and the multiple meanings they create. Based on in-depth ethnographic research into fans on the online social network for knitters, crocheters and crafters, Ravelry, Brigid Cherry explores textile craft by fans as both an artistic practice and transformative fan work. Including case studies of projects inspired by Doctor Who, True Blood, Firefly, Harry Potter, Sherlock and steampunk, the book engages with many forms of fan production, including fan art, fan fiction and cosplay. Fans of popular films and TV shows are increasingly engaging with textile crafts as a way of reworking, reimagining and engaging with cult media texts. Proving a global phenomenon amongst fan cultures in the digital media sphere, traditional film and TV audiences are forging their fan identities and participating in wider fan communities in innovative ways through online craft forums and blogs that showcase their knitting, crochet, spinning and dyeing projects. Exploring key debates from textile and media theory, surrounding gender, domesticity, the culture industries, audiences and fan culture, this book is essential reading for students of textiles, media studies, fashion, cultural and gender studies.

Secrets of a Charmed Life

Author: Susan Meissner
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101625554
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The author of A Bridge Across the Ocean and The Last Year of the War journeys from the present day to World War II England, as two sisters are separated by the chaos of wartime... Current day, Oxford, England. Young American scholar Kendra Van Zant, eager to pursue her vision of a perfect life, interviews Isabel McFarland just when the elderly woman is ready to give up secrets about the war that she has kept for decades...beginning with who she really is. What Kendra receives from Isabel is both a gift and a burden—one that will test her convictions and her heart. 1940s, England. As Hitler wages an unprecedented war against London’s civilian population, hundreds of thousands of children are evacuated to foster homes in the rural countryside. But even as fifteen-year-old Emmy Downtree and her much younger sister Julia find refuge in a charming Cotswold cottage, Emmy’s burning ambition to return to the city and apprentice with a fashion designer pits her against Julia’s profound need for her sister’s presence. Acting at cross purposes just as the Luftwaffe rains down its terrible destruction, the sisters are cruelly separated, and their lives are transformed...

The Friday Night Knitting Club

Author: Kate Jacobs
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101128817
Format: PDF
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The New York Times bestselling sensation that's "Steel Magnolias set in Manhattan" (USA Today)-now in paperback. Juggling the demands of her yarn shop and single-handedly raising a teenage daughter has made Georgia Walker grateful for her Friday Night Knitting Club. Her friends are happy to escape their lives too, even for just a few hours. But when Georgia's ex suddenly reappears, demanding a role in their daughter's life, her whole world is shattered. Luckily, Georgia's friends are there, sharing their own tales of intimacy, heartbreak, and miracle making. And when the unthinkable happens, these women will discover that what they've created isn't just a knitting club: it's a sisterhood.

Handknit Holidays

Author: Melanie Falick
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1453268162
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For many people, the best part of the winter holidays is the anticipation: planning the perfect gifts, decorating the house, looking forward to seeing family and friends. Holidays can be particularly special for knitters, whose preparations often start months in advance and involve their own creations. In Handknit Holidays best-selling knitting author Melanie Falick presents an eclectic collection of more than 50 original gifts, decorations, and clothing pieces for Christmas, Hanukkah, and the winter solstice, providing year-round inspiration for knitters of all levels. Created by top knitwear designers, the projects include colorful ornaments; funky and classic Christmas stockings; a wire-and-bead menorah; sparkly ribbon scarves; a poncho and matching dog sweater; and a range of super-quick projects for that last-minute holiday rush, from a Santa hat, to elf caps, to flower pins. Rounding out the volume are a few grand projects—an Aran tree skirt, a patchwork afghan, a lace shawl—destined to become family heirlooms, plus features on such topics as the origin of the Christmas stocking, the meaning of the winter solstice, knitting for charities, strategies for finishing holiday knitting (on schedule!), and even a delicious recipe for festive crescent cookies. Beautifully photographed by Susan Pittard, Handknit Holidays is a creative celebration of the holiday season and a treasure for all knitters who seek to bring more of their own handwork—and artistry—into their daily lives and their holiday festivities.

Easy Teddies to Knit

Author: Emma King
Publisher: Pavilion Books
ISBN: 1910496375
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Knitting toys is an addictive hobby and you are sure to be charmed by the gorgeous collection of handmade bears in Easy Teddies to Knit. Only basic knitting skills and materials are needed to create patterns for the gorgeous knitted teddy bears, ranging in height from 8-16 inches, and a full range of costumes and outfits. Which one will you choose to make first? Princess bear, pirate bear, ballerina bear, fisherman bear, cowboy bear or golfer bear? And for special occasions, graduation bear, newborn baby bear and first birthday bear make perfect gifts. The instructions are easy to follow and there are clear diagrams showing how to sew up, thread joints, and create the perfect ted. They are quick to make and many of the projects can be knitted up from oddments of yarn that you have in your stash. Easy Teddies to Knit is part of the brand new Make Me! series - a collection of books packed with easy and beautiful craft projects.