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Traces the development and refinement of hand knitting, legends, tools, techniques, and local traditions from around the world
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Richard Rutt is the former bishop of Leicester, a town that played an important role in the British knitting industry.
It's difficult to imagine a more thorough examination of the history of knitting than this one. Scholar Richard Rutt has put together a detailed description of the craft itself, including definitive opinions about the origins of knitting and in-depth explanations of particular garments worn throughout history. Narrator Melissa Hughes's light, musical voice lends a bright note to what is most certainly an informed, if occasionally exhaustive, narrative. Her ability to pronounce the titles of obscure texts and vocabulary in a variety of languages without interrupting the narrative flow is laudable. Casual knitters may find this account tedious, but textile specialists and serious knitters will find the details intriguing, perhaps listening while practicing their craft. B.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine
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Book Description Interweave Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Brand New!. Seller Inventory # VIB0934026351
Book Description Interweave Pr. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0934026351 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.0518073
Book Description Interweave Pr, 1989. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110934026351
Book Description Interweave Pr, 1989. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0934026351