A Passion For Colour

Product code: 0000003942-000003944

A Passion For Color - Sarah Burnett
Sarah Burnett is a doyenne of British knitting, celebrated both for her one- of-a-kind designs and for her glorious palette of yams, created with all-natural dyes.
The twenty exclusive designs featured here —photographed by the world-renowned Anthony Crickmay — can be adapted in an infinite range of permutations for men, women, and children.  They are inspired by sources as diverse as South American textiles and the magnificent costumes of Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, with motifs that range from the classic (roses and tulips, poppies and paisleys) to the bold (abstract asymmetries, ribbons, fans, crescent moons, harlequin checks, and even fireworks). Silhouettes can be left simple or can be enhanced with interesting necklines, sleeves, and peplums or adorned with handmade “Dorset” buttons. Sophisticated as they appear, all the garments are created with a simple stockinette stitch—their appeal comes from color and pattern, not from impossibly intricate needlework.  The fifty dye recipes use such common natural ingredients as onion skins, fixed with mordants that are available in many chemists.
The basic process is as simple as boiling water and requires no special equipment. Natural dyestuffs yield a vivid spectrum of hues, with a lushness rarely seen in mass-produced yarns — vibrant or muted reds and pinks, sunny and pale yellows, cool and intense blues, and a rainbow of greens and earth tones.
This book also features a comprehensive full-color glossary of knitting techniques that will be invaluable both for novice and experienced knitters. It will cover everything from basic stitches to the knottier problems of knitting Fair Isles and twisted ribs, setting in sleeves and pockets, and making buttonholes; along with
hard-to-find advice on assembling and finishing garments and on caring for garments made with naturally dyed yarns.

Hard Back ISBN 0-02-518625-6

Code 0000003942-000003944
Weight 1.25kg


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