Field Guide to Knitted Birds (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
176
Utgivningsdatum
2017-03-23
Förlag
Search Press Ltd
Illustratör/Fotograf
color Illustrations
Illustrationer
Illustrations, color
Dimensioner
276 x 211 x 12 mm
Vikt
698 g
ISBN
9781782215394
Field Guide to Knitted Birds (häftad)

Field Guide to Knitted Birds

Over 40 Handmade Projects to Liven Up Your Roost

Häftad Engelska, 2017-03-23
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Let Arne & Carlos guide you on a journey into the colourful and imaginative bird kingdom! Inspired by nature both at home and abroad, from their garden in Tonsasen comes the characteristic bullfinch, chickadee and wagtail, to name a few - but the fun doesn't stop there. Knit cold weather birds with Norwegian traditional patterns, and keep them warm with bird-sized wool caps and scarves make brilliant birds-of-paradise decorated with embroidery, sequins, and feathers or spread your wings a little further with birds featuring vintage Mexican embroidery motifs. These delightful birds can be used as decorations year-round, but they may tend to migrate towards the Christmas tree when the time approaches. With clear instructions, helpful diagrams and full-colour photographs, it's time for every knitter's imagination to take flight.
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I am not an experienced knitter but found the instructions clear and easy to follow. I anticipate many hours emptying my stash to make lots of birds. -- Alison Finch * Customer Review * What's not to love about another Arne & Carlos pattern book? This one's is especially charming, and offers beautiful and interesting patterns to knit super sweet birds with lots of character, and heaps of clever embellishment ideas. I have already knit a couple of birds which will be given to friends and family as Xmas decorations/gifts. This is not a beginner's book, however the instructions are clear and concise, and if you are confident, easy to get the hang of. Adorable book, and an excellent addition to your collection. -- Natasha Field * Customer Review * This book is beautiful, not just for the knitting patterns but for the gorgeous pictures and the little expressions on the birdies faces once they're knitted up! It's a funny and kitsch book, with little projects the whole way through to make you smile. Some nice simple patterns for beginners with well-known birds and then more fancy exotic sparkly designs later on. Each bird can easily be personalised and these projects are fantastic for using up yarn odds and ends. I would personally make slightly different feet for my birds as the ones in the book are a little too chunky if I was making a more delicate bird but that's just me. They make a feature of theirs which look very artistic. A great selection of mini accessories too for your new knitted feathered friends, and as always with Arne and Carlos' books very detailed and clear instructions. -- Daisy Overton * Customer Review * My initial impressions on this book, were that it looked great - brilliant colourful pictures that looked fun. I found the actual patterns a bit tricky at first - I would class myself as an intermediate knitter, the patterns are very well written and very clear, it just took a bit of getting my head round. For this reason I would say this book was most suitable for intermediate to advanced knitters, beginners might struggle a bit. There is a wide range of birds, the majority all based around the same basis pattern - my favourite has to be the bird wearing glasses! Overall a nicely written and very colourful book, perfect for those wishing to knit a feathered friend of their own. -- Louise Smith * Customer Review * Love love love this book. Very colourful and easy and quick to knit! Lots of beautiful pictures -- Pauline Black * Customer Review * This book is beautiful and a joy to look at. It's much bigger than I expected and filled with detailed photography. There are many different patterns to try from realistic to the more imaginative and I will enjoy making some for gifts. I like that it includes how to make stands out of wire to look like the birds legs as they really do add something to the finished design. They instructions are very detailed and easy to understand. I'm looking forward to making the projects. -- Nicki Mansfield * Customer Review * Those knitting maestros are at it again, this time with birds. Knit yourself an aviary of fun, colorful feathered friends from all over the world and use them to decorate your home year round, or adorn your Christmas tree. You can expect a more beautiful than average book when you buy an Arne and Carlos one. This is no exception, with not only lots of gorgeous birds but also shots of the duo's home and stash of wonderful, inspiring objects. For an unusual twist flip open the first two pages and see thumbnail (actually larger than that) images of all the birds making it easy to select one. Do the same with the final two pages and see a basic blank chart and written instructions so you can design your own bird, or make anything in the book. There is more about this in the first chapter where you can discover how to make up the basic bird and what materials you need to buy. You won't have to try and source Scandinavian yarns eithe

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Arne Nerjordet and Carlos Zachrison launched their Arne & Carlos knitwear line in 2007, gaining notice with their witty re-workings of classic Scandinavian motifs - for example, intricately patterned sweaters festooned with space invaders rather than reindeer. Their brand hit big when Rei Kawakubo of cult fashion house Commes des Garcon commissioned a mini collection in 2008, followed by a line of garments for US-based Urban Outfitters in 2009, as well as Dale of Norway. Arne & Carlos were motivated to empower others to recreate their fabulous designs, so they have back-burnered their ready-to-wear lines and instead travel internationally, teaching knitting classes and promoting their five books, which show knitting-lovers how to recreate Arne & Carlos' unique knitwear patterns with step-by-step instructions. Their books are now published in fourteen languages and have sold almost half-a-million copies worldwide. Arne & Carlos have starred in features in numerous online and print publications, as well as appeared on television morning and talk shows in Scandinavia and Europe. They are charming, personable, quirky, and sophisticated - superb conversationalists and the utmost professionals. They are the authors of the international bestselling books 55 Christmas Balls to Knit Easter Knits Knitted Dolls Knit-and-Crochet Garden, Norwegian Knits with a Twist, 30 Slippers to Knit and Felt, and Make Your Own Ideabook with Arne & Carlos, also available from Trafalgar Square Books. Their creative base is in the Valdres region of Norway, north of Oslo.