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This groundbreaking volume in the Loop-d-Loop series shatters the idea that lace is old-fashioned by presenting more than 30 cutting-edge knitted lace projects that are as up to the minute style-wise as they are thoroughly steeped in lace tradition. Ranging from pullovers, skirts, and shawls to items for the home, each of the projects in Loop-d-Loop Lace epitomizes Teva Durham's signature design sensibility, which she describes as a tension of opposites - rough-hewn yet delicate, stark yet feminine, organic yet structured.A Some of the designs stay true to the traditional sensibilities of lace knitting by way of lightweight yarns, revered stitch patterns, and classic garment types like camisoles and shawls. But Durham also plays with the genre, utilizing splashes of bright and saturated colors as well as chunky yarns that showcase lace on a macro level. Projects (for women, children, and the home) range from easy to advanced and will appeal to new and established lace knitters. Color photographs by Adrian Buckmaster show off the finished garments with the series' signature modern, romantic appeal. For those who wish to experiment with lace knitting, Durham provides a comprehensive lesson on how to adapt and customize lace patterns and how to swap out one for another in projects.
|Publication date:||1st May 2011|
|Author:||Teva Durham, Adrian Buckmaster|
|Publisher:||Stewart, Tabori & Chang Inc|
|Categories:||Lace & lacemaking,|
Teva Durham is a former editor at Vogue Knitting International, and the author of STC Craft's Loop-d-Loop (2005) and Loop-d-Loop Crochet (2007). Her designs and articles are featured in top knitting and crochet magazines and numerous books, including STC Craft's Reversible Knitting and Weekend Knitting. Her yarn and pattern line, called Loop-d-Loop, is distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles. She lives in Jersey City, New Jersey.More About Teva Durham, Adrian Buckmaster