Beautiful Botanical Knits: 40 Exquisite Knitted Flowers, 6 Beautiful Projects - Nora J. BellowsNewton Abbot: David & Charles, 2012, Paperback.
Condition: Near Fine.
Contains: Colour photographs;
From the cover: “Nora Bellows, the creative mind behind Noni Designs, brings her passion for flowers to this stunning new knitting collection.
In Beautiful Botanical Knits, a gorgeous array of knitted lilies, magnolia blossoms, forget-me-nots, pansies, roses, daffodils, and other flowers are captured in lush, realistic detail. Drawing inspiration from her own garden and nineteenth- and twentieth-century botanicals, this volume of forty flowers rendered in silk, merino, mohair, and lace- and worsted-weight yarn is a study in texture, colour, imagination, and exquisite detail. Knit an entire bouquet of your favourites, or use a single bloom in endless ways to embellish garments, accessories, and home accents, such as the six included projects for knitted gloves, wraps, pillows, and bags.
While many of these flowers appear complex, you’ll discover that the skills needed to create them are not. Inside, you’ll find tips for using different gauges, needles, and yarns to create flowers large or small, along with clear instructions for felting, finishing, and wiring your work to ensure that your flowers always look as fresh as the day you made them.
With the sumptuous designs and technical expertise found in Beautiful Botanical Knits, you’ll soon be knitting a spectacular garden of your very own.”