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Learn about the traditions and techniques of knitting in Lithuania past, present, and future. Plus find more than 25 mitten, glove, and sock projects to knit!
Lithuania is a hub of European textile production and a haven for fiber artists. Visitors to the capital city of Vilnius find the narrow cobblestone streets flanked by hidden yarn and folk-art shops. Tourist markets overflow with hand-knitted mittens, socks, wrist warmers and caps. Museums house rich textile exhibits and collections, and traditional handcrafts are demonstrated at street festivals and open-air museums during summer. As soon as autumn s cool breezes kick up, the streets become a veritable knitwear fashion show. Although Lithuania doesn't have a reputation as a major tourist destination, the country is a knitter's paradise.
In Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions, you can journey with Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall around the country and learn about all of the fun and fascinating traditions and techniques that they discovered during their travels. Along with all of the stories, the book also includes over 25 patterns for traditional and modern socks, gloves, mittens, and beaded wrist warmers, all worked with Lithuanian techniques, pattern stitches, and motifs. The techniques used include colorwork, texture stitches, lace, entrelac, and more! And we've also included a chapter on how to perform some special Lithuanian knitting techniques.
About the Author:
Donna Druchunas is a writer and knitwear designer with passions for knitting, world travel, and research. She has been visiting Lithuania, where her great grandparents were born, every year since 2007. Donna has been designing knitwear and writing for over a decade and she is the author of award-winning knitting books. She also teaches in the USA, Canada, and Europe and holds retreats at her private studio in a 150-year old farm house.
June L. Hall is a local historian and fibre artist, and the author of a book about the native Lake District sheep, for parents and children, Henrietta Herdwick. She was a long-time member the Wool Clip fiber-artist co-operative in Cumbria, which organizes WoolFest one of the largest sheep and wool events in Great Britain and serves as a committee member for the Rare Breeds Survival Trust of Cumbria. June has had her articles and designs published in magazines in the UK and the USA.
Title: Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions
Publisher: Double Vision Press
Publication Date: 2015
Book Condition: Used: Good
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