Cover image for Nicky Epstein's knitted embellishments : 350 appliqués, borders, cords, and more!
Nicky Epstein's knitted embellishments : 350 appliqués, borders, cords, and more!
Epstein, Nicky.
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Publication Information:
Loveland, CO. : Interweave Press, 1999.
Physical Description:
272 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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TT825 .E6423 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Quirky, attractive knitted flowers, fringes, lattice edgings, and other embellishments can add style and flair to handmade knitted garments, store-bought sweaters, household items, and more. This book contains hundreds of ideas and instructions for using knitted appliques, borders, cords, embroidery, and enhancements such as fringes, tassels, pom-poms, and ties. Step-by-step instructions, line drawings, and charts present more than 350 patterns for all types of embellishments. A special section includes techniques on how to incorporate these patterns into projects. Photographs provide guidance and inspiration to novices and experts.

Author Notes

Nicky Epstein is the author of The Knit Hat Book . Her articles have appeared in Vogue Knitting , Knitters , Interweave Knits , and Family Circle Knitting . She lives in New York City.

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Library Journal Review

Characterized by a wealth of whimsical decorative details and an imaginative use of color, Epstein's designs are well known to readers of such major knitting magazines as Interweave Knits and Knitters. Now Epstein has put together an encyclopedic collection of knitted motifs, borders and edgings, cords, fringes, tassels, and surface embroidery stitches. Entries for the 350 embellishments featured include color photographs plus written and charted patterns and hints for incorporating embellishments into handmade or store-bought knits. Not a "project book," this work, like Barbara Walker's stitch treasuries, is an essential reference for knitters in search of ways to enhance knitted garments. Highly recommended, especially for large public libraries and textile collections. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.