KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting's New Wave

This book provides an intimate look at how twenty seven of today s most innovative, inspiring and groundbreaking knitters live and work Each of the profiled knitters has contributed a project.
KnitKnit Profiles Projects from Knitting s New Wave This book provides an intimate look at how twenty seven of today s most innovative inspiring and groundbreaking knitters live and work Each of the profiled knitters has contributed a project

  • Title: KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting's New Wave
  • Author: Sabrina Gschwandtner Kiriko Shirobayashi
  • ISBN: 9781584796312
  • Page: 481
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “KnitKnit: Profiles + Projects from Knitting's New Wave”

    1. Lovely book, and beautifully laid out, but purely due to personal aesthetics I was disappointed not to see I suppose, a little more creativity. What of artists like Germaine Koh, who has been working on the same immense piece of knitting since 1992? Or Orly Genger, who creates huge-scale installation pieces knitted from rope? I'm not disappointed that they were not included, as such, more that many of the artist/crafters discussed here don't really seem all that exciting to me. There are very no [...]

    2. This is a fascinating book with double-page spreads (or more) about each of the craft-artists detailed. I'd seen yarn bombing before, and that wonderful gigantic knitting done by two cranes, but I'm perfectly happy for them to be repeated in lots of books. Then there were the miniatures - no, I can't see me ever doing anything like that, and some decidedly strange creations that I'd neither knit nor be seen dead in. But, there were also some strange creations that I might quite like to wear, so [...]

    3. Great book more about the recent history of alternative designers and artists than a pattern book. Even non-knitters would like it.In retrospect, not really a "knitting book" but more a study on modern visual artists.

    4. This is a series of interviews, photographs and projects from "Knitting's New Wave." The meaning of this "new wave" is a little nebulous but you can kind of see what they're getting at by the end. My knitting skills are about 1/10th of what I would need to actually complete the projects in this book, but I didn't even care because this is a collection of people who love some fiber arts and use them in insane ways that manage to be charming, thoughtful, and fucked up at the same time. This is lik [...]

    5. Borrowed this from the library, and I love it.It highlights in compact form, alot of the new designers that I have uncovered through web searches, etc. (In other words, this would have made it alot easier!) Knit designers and artists range from the amazing Tev Durham (knitwear designer) to the Houston collective Knitta. It also made me think about machine knitting (which would make some of these projects---their scale!) possibleDefinitely an inspiring book; not a how-to book (although there are [...]

    6. Love this book. As reviewer Gloria said, this is an inspiration book. It's interviews and profiles on people dedicated to all the weird and wonderful applications of knitting. It focuses more on concept artists and vanguard designers and producers, rather than yarn-store owners or bloggers--so if you're looking for the latter, this is probably not for you.There are patterns, but they're more useful in understanding the profile's work methods than actual usable recipes. That is, unless you were d [...]

    7. I found this book quite offensive actually. i was very turned off by some of the things in here - a banner reading "Shoot to kill", a sweater that reads "Praise God and Pass the ammunition" - with dates that celebrate the end of the ban on assault weapons in the U.S, mittens that have the numbers of Americans that died in Iraq.(what about the Iraqis who died? they don't seem to matter)American politics at it's ugliest. Strange book.did not like it one bit(less)

    8. Lots of interesting profiles and photographs of some unconventional knitters. Most of the projects in this book are probably not anything I would ever make (banners with activist messages, giant toxic 1200 lb teddy bear knitted from spun fiberglass), but some of the techniques employed are pretty remarkable. Perhaps the best part of this book is seeing bizarre paths some of these people have taken to get where they are.

    9. I loved this book because the people profiled in it are using needles and yarn in new, youthful, unexpected ways--hip, even. There weren't many projects in here that I would want to try to make. However, it was refreshing to see people doing new things. I feel like so many knitting books are full of sweaters for women who live in rural towns or 1972. I don't want to make or wear those kinds of things. I enjoyed seeing people who are making things women under 35 might want to wear.

    10. I've been trying to figure out how to write a review of this book it's more about inspiration than about knitting, and each profile truly inspired me. Just when I thought I'd read my favorite section, the following person was just that much more wonderful. This is a great read even if you don't knit. Thanks to René for the suggestion.

    11. This book was excellent! I explored the "craft" of knitting from all sides (job, art, hobbie, therapy). I am always interested in the heirarchy of art and craft and felt these essay looked at both the serious and the fun side of knitting. There were also some inspirational and imaginative project ideas to draw from. Thanks for lending it to me Anne:)

    12. It's a collection of interviews and projects by non-traditional knitters; people who are doing art, political knitting, knitting with different materials (ie. not yarn), etc. There are some nice looking projects - I *love* Nora Gaughan's handbag - but the best part for me were the interviews.

    13. Fun read. Interesting to have a glimpse into these artists' lives but serious, the patterns? Oh please. A knitted room; a teddy bear from fiberglass insulation.Okay I finished it and there are only maybe 2-3 patterns I would make but it was fascinating reading about these artists.

    14. I liked the profiles of today's most "hip" designers, but I loved the patterns they shared. I'll be making more than one. The writing was clear and informative, the patterns easy to understand but written for various skill levels.

    15. This was a brilliant book: I am a nosey knitter and really enjoy hearing other people's knitting stories. From those who were taught at their Grandmother's knee to those who have made very successful careers from their sticks and string, I enjoyed and felt inspired by them all.

    16. It is inspiring when you take a look at the various projects of the knitters here. Yet at the same time, I wanted more?

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