Knitting by Design: Gather Inspiration, Design Looks, and Knit 15 Fashionable Projects (Hardcover)
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Fashion-forward knitters who crave more than a project book will delight in this visually rich collection. Emma Robertson presents a unique and creative approach to knitting as she walks readers through her process from the kernel of inspiration to its rewarding execution. For each of the 15 stylish projects, Robertson presents hand-drawn sketches, eye candy laden mood boards, and Polaroids of the objects that inspired her and encourages knitters to think outside of the yarn box by incorporating other materials into their wares, from a knitted vest with a leather pocket to a breezy tank with a dip-dyed finish. With page after page of stunning photography, this book will motivate knitters to look around them, cull inspiration, and design their own fabulous looks.
About the Author
Dr Emma Robertson is Lecturer in History at La Trobe University, Australia. Her first book, Chocolate, Women and Empire: A Social and Cultural History, was published in 2009. Additional publications from her research on the chocolate industry have appeared in the edited collection Women and Work Cultures, Britain 1850 1950 (ed. Krista Cowman and Louise Jackson, 2005); Business History; BBC History Magazine (April 2010) and online at www.cocoareworks.co.uk. She has also published on the history of radio in relation to the BBC Empire/World Service and is writing a co-authored book on this topic with Dr Gordon Johnston. Emma is currently researching British multinational companies in Australia, including the Rowntree and Cadbury confectionery firms. She is on the editorial board of Women's History Magazine.
Emma Robertson is a knitter, blogger, and graphic designer. She lives in Berkeley, California.