Classic Knits Of The 1980s

Author: Sandy Black
Editor: The Crowood Press
ISBN: 178500803X
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Written by a pioneer of modern fashion knitwear, Classic Knits of the 1980s describes the principal fundamentals of knitwear design and features original, colourful, textural and fun knitting patterns that capture the fashion zeitgeist of the 1980s designer knitwear boom. As well as selling ready-made knitwear to stores, several designers made their patterns available as home knitting kits. Classic Knits of the 1980s features a range of innovative designs from Sandy Black knitting kits, many published here for the first time. The patterns are suitable for a broad range of knitting skills, from those with good basic knowledge of knitting to the more experienced knitter. Made up of two parts: Part 1 establishes the fashion and knitwear context of the period and its influence on the development of the designs, examining the entire creative process from inspiration to final pattern. Lavishly illustrated with photographs, diagrams and charts, special features include patchwork (modular) designs and intarsia or colour-block knitting, with techniques and tips for pattern calculations, working from charts and handling several colours. Part 2 then offers twenty-one original patterns and designs, grouped into themes of textural, graphic, heraldic and ornamental, plus the unique Siamese cat, leopard and tiger accessories. Contemporary photography, together with original images from the 1980s, illustrates the designs' timeless appeal, with close-up images of intricate pattern details and suggested design variations to aid creative knitters inspired by this pivotal decade.

Textiles And Fashion

Author: Jenny Udale
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350203386
File Size: 58,31 MB
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Textiles and Fashion explores the integration of textile design with fashion. It begins with a brief history of textiles, showing the links with technical innovation and social developments. It then focuses on the processes of textile design, including the ethical and sustainable issues around textiles today. The book also provides practical information on fibre production, dyeing and finishing techniques. Various surface treatments are explored, as well as the way in which colour and trend influences fashion and textiles. Through case studies and interviews, fashion and textile designers discuss their production processes and how they use textiles in their work. New to the second edition are exercises to help students to explore and further their knowledge of textiles and fashion.

The Needleworker S Constant Companion

Author: Susannah Read
Editor: Penguin Putnam
ISBN: 9780670505760
File Size: 78,97 MB
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Fashion In The 1940s

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix
Editor: Bloomsbury Shire Publications
ISBN: 9780747812258
File Size: 16,89 MB
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One of the most beloved eras in women's fashions, the 1940s signature look of soft fabrics, cinched waists and strong shoulders truly has timeless appeal and this edition explains the impact of war on fashion and how the spirit of utility and practicality unleashed a wave of creativity for women in a time of hardship, rationing of clothing materials and the absence of fashion designers from the trendsetting runways of the world. Necessity became the mother of invention and trends emerged from the decade, many of which became timeless classics for today, such as short-sleeved rayon dresses or shirts paired with versatile, slim, pencil skirts; boxy, wide-shoulder blazers which were inspired by the utilitarian design of menswear and influenced by the lack of availability of many decorative details and adornments. This book illustrates all the trends within the social history context of the time, the war, and the changing role of women throughout the decade. It also shows how World War II shifted the center of the international fashion from Paris to New York which brought in a new more casual American style for women and men and it explores the exciting re-birth of Paris fashion with a revitalized New Look and glamour from Dior as the decade came to a close.

Vogue Knitting

Author: Vogue Knitting Magazine
Editor: Pantheon
ISBN:
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Briefly traces the history of knitting, discusses yarns, tools, and basic techniques, and tells how to design, make, finish, and care for knitware

The Knitwear Revolution

Author: Suzy Menkes
Editor:
ISBN: 9780713513882
File Size: 64,99 MB
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1930s Fashion

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix
Editor: Carlton Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781783130153
File Size: 21,89 MB
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1930s Fashion documents the season-by-season fashions of this remarkable decade with an impressive selection of original photographs, sketches and prints. An essential guide to Thirties fashion, this is a must-have handbook for fashion students as well as anyone interested in fashion or cultural history. Featuring elegant silk tea-dresses, tailored suits and draped furs, 1930s Fashion reveals the incredible elegance of this era s fashions. Meanwhile, an authoritative introductory essay assesses the major themes within fashion during this period and presents its most notable designers. Giving a unique insight into the glamorous and opulent fashions of this fabulous bygone era, this book is not only a rich source of inspiration but also a significant and long-awaited reappraisal of Thirties fashion. Contents: Introduction by Emmanuelle Dirix; Catalogue section: Daywear; Outerwear; Eveningwear; Accessories; Other; End matter: Index; Biographies of designers.

Dog Crafts

Author: Bobbe Needham
Editor: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780806995656
File Size: 35,36 MB
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This celebration of our universe covers the importance of the sun, the magnetism of the moon, the background of each planet and the role it plays in the solar system.

The Clarion

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Little Book Of Balenciaga

Author: Emmanuelle Dirix
Editor: Welbeck Publishing
ISBN: 9781787398306
File Size: 39,35 MB
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"Haute couture is like an orchestra, whose conductor is Balenciaga. We other couturiers are the musicians and we follow the direction he gives." - Christian Dior The godfather of conceptual design, a master of shape, a true fashion game changer - all are accolades bestowed upon one of the most interesting, venerated and iconic couturiers of the twentieth century: Cristóbal Balenciaga. His pureness of line, the comfort of his garments and innovative work with textiles, colour and volume made a huge impact on twentieth-century fashion, with creations such as the babydoll, balloon and sack dresses still influencing fashion today. Through stunning images and captivating text, Little Book of Balenciaga depicts the work and life of Balenciaga the couturier. Fashion historian Emmanuelle Dirix examines his legacy both through tracing the Maison's artistic direction after his death, and the generations of designers influenced by the master himself.

The Batsford Book Of Hand Machine Knitted Laces

Author: Tessa Lorant
Editor: David & Charles
ISBN:
File Size: 36,28 MB
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Contemporary Clothing

Author: Dorothy Siegert Lyle
Editor:
ISBN:
File Size: 18,42 MB
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A T A Journal

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File Size: 79,86 MB
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It S My Party And I Ll Knit If I Want To

Author: Sharon Aris
Editor: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781741155266
File Size: 65,16 MB
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This lighthearted, philosophical look at the current knitting craze views its popularity as third-wave feminism in action. Part how-to, part social criticism, it addresses such issues as the appropriateness of knitting in public, sharing needles, and the use of natural versus synthetic yarns. A dozen knitting patterns for hot water bottle covers, scarves, baby clothes, and doggie sweaters are also included.

Contemporary Fashion

Author: Richard Martin
Editor: Saint James Press
ISBN:
File Size: 54,87 MB
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A reference book covering individual designers and fashion houses that have been active throughout the 20th and 21st centuries. Informative essays mirror the many facets of the fashion world.

The Culture Of Knitting

Author: Joanne Turney
Editor: Berg Pub Limited
ISBN:
File Size: 29,68 MB
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'The Culture of Knitting' addresses and investigates knitting as an aspect of both visual and material culture and as a culture of its own. Knitting is discussed as a practice, a process and a series of objects and artefacts that encompass a variety of different techniques, approaches, and materials, undertaken by both professionals and amateurs. The aim is to uncover the cultural significance of knitting, not just as a 'fashionable' commodity, but as an everyday practice. By uncovering these recognisable practices and objects, the book develops a way of looking at knitting which can encompass the process as well as the object.