Description - Sweater by Jane Merrill
Originally knit as underwear, the sweater is a practical garment with homely beginnings and has evolved as a fashion statement. This book traces the sweater's 300-year history as an aesthetic and craft object, telling the story of its materials and construction, national traditions, fads and fashion, and accessories. Learn about the panoply of yarns, Nordic patterns, buttons, vintage collars, runway designs, manufacturing, and today's explorations of form, structure, and material. No matter how far we have come technologically, there is something fundamental in the art of hand craft. This book expertly guides readers full circle through the inception of the hand knit to the advancement of technology and back to knitting with natural fibres. AUTHOR: Jane Merrill's recent books are 'I Love Those Earrings', 'She's Got Legs', and 'Aaron Burr in Exile'. Gail DeMeyere is executive director, Charlevoix Circle of Arts, Michigan. Keren Ben-Horin is a fashion scholar, curator, and designer in New York City. 217 colour and b/w images
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(305mm x 229mm x 0mm)
Schiffer Publishing Ltd
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Author Biography - Jane Merrill
Jane Merrill has published in 50 national magazines, including The New Republic, New York, Cosmopolitan, Penthouse, Connoisseur, Town & Country, Harvard, and History. Her studies were at Wellesley, Harvard, and Columbia, and she has written books on popular culture, beauty, lifestyle, and self-help. The latest of these, I Love Those Earrings, is written with Chris Filstrup of the State University of New York at Stonybrook. Keren Ben-Horin has a BA in Fashion Design from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Israel. She has a masters in fashion studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology and was guest assistant curator of the exhibition Lady of the Daisies at Design Museum Holon. Keren is the founder of the blog On Pins & Needles.
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