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Portuguese Knitting: A Historical & Practical Guide by Rosa Pomar

Portuguese Knitting: A Historical & Practical Guide by Rosa Pomar

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Portuguese Knitting: A Historical & Practical Guide to Traditional Portuguese Techniques, with 20 Inspirational Projects is more than just a history book or a handicraft manual, Portuguese Knitting is a trip to the Portuguese heritage of wool craft. It discovers knitting memories of the past, traditional patterns and techniques that are brought up to date in the form of beautiful modern pieces such as socks, hats, shawls, cowls, pot holders and leggings. Containing previously unpublished images of great historical importance, this is a fundamental work in the history of Portuguese wool craft.

Easy-to-follow instructions and clear illustrations allow beginners or more experienced knitter to recreate historical pieces in an original, contemporary and always Portuguese way. You can make these pieces as they are shown, or use other colours to create your own unique and original gifts

About the author of this book
Rosa Pomar learned to knit at the age of seven and never stopped. As a child, she knitted mainly dolls and her family found it difficult to tear her away from her knitting needles. She took courses in medieval history, then subsequently in illustration at the School of Visual Arts in Nova Cirque.
Rosa Pomar frequently addresses the subject of traditional Portuguese textiles. She carries out research in this area, especially in the field of wool, travelling around the country to visit shepherds and spinners. Since 2009, she has created several new textile techniques, always finding ways of bringing the tradition Portuguese knitting methods into contemporary pieces. She has taught dozens of people to knit

Format Hardcover | 160 pages
Dimensions 1.78 cms H x 26.16 cms L x 21.08 cms W | 840g
Publication date 03 March 2020
Publisher Search Press
Language English
ISBN: 1782217215 EAN: 9781782217213