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Description - Knitting Architecture by Tanis Gray

Explore the true foundations of knitting design: construction, form following function, stability, and ornamentation. The parallels between knitting a sweater and constructing a building seem obvious when considered. Sweaters suspend from yokes and shoulders; vertical planes are shaped to provide fit and allow movement; necklines, sleeves, and hems are adapted for specific purposes. Stitch patterns and textures elaborate design themes, and new and unusual materials can be used to striking effect. Tanis Gray has curated a collection of designs from some of today's most innovative designers, all inspired by architectural themes. From accessories based on art-nouveau ironwork to a sweater that mimics Bauhaus style to a dress based on Greek sculpture, Knitting Architecture celebrates design through history.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781596687806
ISBN-10: 1596687800
Format: Paperback
(260mm x 216mm x mm)
Pages: 160
Imprint: Interweave Press Inc
Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
Publish Date: 27-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Tanis Gray

Tanis Gray is the former yarn editor for Vogue Knitting, Knit Simple, Knit.1, Yarn Market News and the Debbie Bliss magazines. Currently she edits knitting books, works as a freelance designer, and teaches knitting.

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