Book Review: Shibori Knits

October 2nd, 2008 | Comments Off

Cover of Shibori Knits

Author: Gina Wilde
Publisher: Potter Craft
Rating: 4 Skeins
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I first read about shibori felting techniques a while ago, and my first was that the result looked…diseased. Like Starr’s infamous tumor dress from Project Runway metastasizing to knitting. Though sometimes tying bottlecaps and whatnot to your perfectly good knitting would produce a more benign condition, say hives. Or pox.

I hoped that Shibori Knitting would show me a softer, prettier side of shibori. And it did. Thanks to Potter Craft for sending me a review copy.

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Book Review: Tweed

April 7th, 2008 | 1 Comment

Cover of Tweed

Author: Nancy J. Thomas
Publisher: Potter Craft
Rating: 4 Skeins
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Once again, the copy I am reviewing was generously provided by Potter Craft. Tweed is a combination knitting history/pattern book scheduled to be released on Tuesday. If you pre-order it now, Amazon will give you an extra 5% off.

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Book Review: The Knitter’s Book of Yarn

November 24th, 2007 | 2 Comments

Cover of The Knitter's Book of Yarn

Author: Clara Parkes
Publisher: Potter Craft
Rating: 5 Skeins
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Happy Thanksgiving and Black Friday to my US readers!

Potter Craft was also kind enough to send me a copy of Clara Parkes’s new book, The Knitter’s Book of Yarn. I have a healthy appreciation for all things Clara, having been a member of Knitter’s Review almost since the day I learned to knit. But I think I might have passed this one by if I were just browsing in a bookstore or a local yarn shop.

And that would have been a dreadful, dreadful mistake. I’ve read the entire thing cover to cover and I really think that every serious knitter needs to own a copy of this book.

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