Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art

Knitting America: A Glorious Heritage from Warm Socks to High Art


The styles and materials of yankee knitting are an difficult, and intimate, a part of the international locations historical past, reflecting the types and the pursuits, the worries and the comforts that touched each homebody, each infant and newlywed, each homesick patriot within the field.

This is the heritage that Knitting America celebrates. the 1st absolutely precise, full-color, entire heritage of knitting in the United States from colonial instances to the current, the booklet conveys the social and ancient realities that the craft embodied in addition to the emotional narrative that opened up by the hands of the countries knitters. With classic styles and designs usual of every period, Knitting America includes a knitted heritage of yankee society. listed below are the traits and the shortages, the old happenings and the social activities, the ads and monetary advancements that affected knitting and style.

Also integrated are 20 historical knitting styles for todays knitters. fantastically illustrated with classic trend booklets, posters, postcards, black-and-white ancient pictures, and modern colour images of knitted items in deepest collections and in museums, this e-book is a treasure of heritage and craft, a beautiful view of the United States throughout the handiwork of its knitters.

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