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Old textile techniques in wool Kerstin Paradis Gustafsson

Old textile techniques in wool

Kerstin Paradis Gustafsson

Published December 6th 2012
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Kindle Edition
166 pages
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Swedish textile artist Kerstin Paradis Gustafsson has a unique and extensive knowledge of textile techniques that spans bothhistory and continents. Her knowledge comes from extensive research and is driven by a passion for preserving textileMoreSwedish textile artist Kerstin Paradis Gustafsson has a unique and extensive knowledge of textile techniques that spans bothhistory and continents. Her knowledge comes from extensive research and is driven by a passion for preserving textiletechniques that were once passed down from generation to generation but are now almost lost to modern production methods.In this book Kerstin explores some of Scandinavias unique and almost forgotten textile techniques, she explains thecultural significance of the techniques and gives insight into the regions from which they originate.The book guides the reader to a better understanding of the infinite uses of the thread and highlights how revered thesetechniques were to those that used them.Techniques such as knitting, twined knitting, troll knitting, needle binding, crochet, braided and woven ribbons andtablet weaving are explored and demonstrated in easy to follow steps, illustrated with drawings and photos.