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* This book is the same as 'Color & Picture Knitting' by Mayan and Richard Ward, but with added Baba content. Learn how to knit pictures: how to knit with multiple yarns, read charts and translate the image from your heart into a knitted picture. Knit your own landscapes, portraits and conceptual images, from a chart or directly from your photo/drawing. The book includes: Tutorials for both Persian and American knitting. Charts of Meher Baba portraits. Landacape charts of Meher Spiritual Center in Myrtle Beach S.C. Charts of the Samadhi and Seclusion Hill in India. Gauge and different techniques for picture knitting. Anecdotes of our life and knitting with Baba. About the Book: This book combines my journey with Baba and my delight in knitting. Baba is my nickname for God, and he is a GREAT knitter, in fact - The Perfect One. Knitting with Him in mind makes the knitting even more fascinating and provides an opportunity for love and obedience. I hope you will enjoy knitting with Him too. The book includes learning how to knit, knitting with colors, and picture knitting. It starts with easy techniques, then moves to more involved ones. The only real advanced knitting techniques are those based on shibori, water color quilts and weaving. We show 2 ways of knitting: American (US), and Persian (PRS). Both ways, or any other way you choose, will work fine for all projects. There are few garment patterns for practice, but the majority of the projects are pictures. However, the pictures can be incorporated into garments or home accessories (the back/front of a vest, a pocket, pillow, blanket, throw, etc.). Change the designs to suit you, your feelings and your style. Yarn specifications (color, brand and amount) are not given. Be creative and choose your own. In general you will need very small amounts of yarn, much less than 1 skein per picture. Use leftover yarns and if you run out, improvise (see ‘Standing Baba’, page 168, for an extreme example of what happened when I run out of a particular shade of white yarn). It will be easier to follow the book with yarn and needles in hand, as opposed to trying to understand it by reading alone. If my instructions are not clear to you, please do not give up, but rather find another book that shows how to knit with colors in a way that you can understand. Knitting pictures is much easier than most people think. A challenging picture only means that it requires more attention and focus. I think Baba would like us to develop these abilities. He used to do a lot of work on people when they were very focused (like in the cinema while watching a movie). Be brave. If you made a mistake in a garment, fix it, or: If your knitted garment came out too big - give it to a friend; Too small - let the fun begin! Get creative with ideas to make it bigger. This is where creativity comes in, and Baba will help you. For picture knitting I recommend to be brave by NOT fixing your mistakes, or you will find yourself redoing for eternity. Go on with the picture as is. Be adventurous and curious to see the result. You can always fix it later by embroidering on top, or knit another picture with all the lessons you learned from ‘not undoing’ the first one. The faster way to knit pictures is simply to go on knitting. * Everything I say in this book is totally subjective, both about Baba and about knitting. ** Everything I say is from Baba, is totally subjective too. All the sayings came from my heart, and are not direct quotes from Baba literature. ** Baba: Always be Happy with what you do. You will always be Happy with your doings if you ask Me first, then follow My suggestions.
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Hi. My name is Mayan, I am an art teacher from Israel, but that was long ago. Today, I am married to a lovely Richard, my partner in all knitting, creative and other adventures. Mainly what I do (apart for laundry, cooking etc.) is knit pictures. I knit landscapes, portraits and sometimes conceptual art. Usually I take the photo or drawing I want to knit, copy it to graph paper and knit it accordingly. Sometimes I will knit a picture without a grid. Recently I developed a technique that simplifies the process. This technique is good as well for making a group knitted picture and it works well. Hope you'll start knitting your own pictures too and soon. Don't wait - the time is short and the ideas are plenty. Good Luck, Mayan
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1453770003
Book Description CreateSpace, 2011. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 180 pages. 11.00x8.50x0.43 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1453770003