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Tech Knits: From Retro Robots to Space Rockets: 20 Technology-Inspired Projects for Knitters

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en Limba Engleză Paperback – 28 Mar 2013
Tech Knits is a collection of fun, technology-inspired projects for knitters of all abilities. The unique patterns are inspired by science fiction and technological themes, with a cool retro vibe. The book begins with a detailed section on the basics of knitting, and offers advice on equipment and materials needed to complete the projects. It then includes over twenty original and creative knitting projects.The projects in Tech Knits are a mix of stand-alone objects (toys and knick-knacks) and practical everyday items (wearables and accessories) with technology and science-fiction motifs and a 70s/80s retro feel. Each project features beautiful full-colour photography of the finished pieces, clear making-up instructions and easy-to-follow knitting patterns. Projects include: the Robot Cushion Cover, Cassette Tape iPod Cover, Robo Dog Coat, Headphones Hat, Space Race Nursery Mobile, Ray-Gun Place Mats, Reel-to-reel Tote Bag, Calculator Laptop Cover and a Graphic Equalizer Scarf - to name just a few.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781472504739
ISBN-10: 1472504739
Pagini: 144
Ilustrații: 90 colour photos
Dimensiuni: 222 x 222 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.49 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția A&C Black Visual Arts
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom

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There is next to nothing available on this subject already, but there is a wide market for geeky technology-inspired knitting

Notă biografică

Sue Culligan studied graphics and photography at Brighton College of Art and, a passionate knitter since childhood, decided to start her own business designing and selling children's knitwear in a tiny shop in Brighton. In 1981 Kangaroo (woolly jumpers!) was born. The business evolved to become a yarn shop, then finally a busy Internet business. She recently sold the Kangaroo business and now runs residential knitting retreats and workshops in France, as well as designing knitting kits for her online business KnitKits. Sue works as a freelance pattern checker for Knitting magazine and has published three knitting books; The Knitting Stitch and Motif Directory (under her maiden name of Sue Pearce), Techno Cozies and Vintage Knit Knacks. Sue lives in France with her architect husband and two dogs.

Cuprins

IntroductionSection One: The BasicsMaterials and EquipmentTechniquesSection Two: The ProjectsSuppliersConversion ChartsIndex

Recenzii

Knitting and nerdiness are actually quite compatible. They both involve being passionate and knowledgeable (occasionally to the point of obsession) about your hobby. People have tried to combine the two into pattern books before, with much potential but disappointing results, I have to admit. Not so with Sue Culligan's new book, Tech Knits. This is for the knitter who not only wants to make a cute nerd rocket mobile for their children but also recognise the retro irony in a cassette tape smart phone cover, a circuit board scarf or ray gun placemats. Embrace you inner geek with these quirky, cool projects.