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Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises By Leigh Radford Alterknits Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises Coloring inside the lines thinking inside the box knitting the same old scarf those days are over For knitters looking for something new to spark their imaginations AlterKnits is the answer Featuri
  • Title: Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises
  • Author: Leigh Radford
  • ISBN: 9781584794554
  • Page: 454
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises By Leigh Radford Coloring inside the lines, thinking inside the box, knitting the same old scarf those days are over For knitters looking for something new to spark their imaginations, AlterKnits is the answer Featuring 27 imaginative projects, 10 creativity exercises, and thought provoking quotes from Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, and many , AlterKnits inspires knitters to expectColoring inside the lines, thinking inside the box, knitting the same old scarf those days are over For knitters looking for something new to spark their imaginations, AlterKnits is the answer Featuring 27 imaginative projects, 10 creativity exercises, and thought provoking quotes from Albert Einstein, Martha Graham, and many , AlterKnits inspires knitters to expect the unexpected, to enjoy the rewards of experimentation, and to see the possibilities of knitting with broader vision.Some projects call for unusual materials plastic tubing for a bag handle or sterling silver wire for a necklace Others blend different craft techniques a pullover with sewn on velvet cuffs, a baby blanket with painted on polka dots Still others apply knitting in unexpected places, such as laptop cases and bulletin boards The creativity exercises called AlterExercises challenge knitters to try out new ideas and to ask provocative, sometimes amusing questions Tucked into a pocket on the inside front cover is the 32 page AlterKnits notebook, the perfect place for readers to work on their AlterKnits exercises and do their own creative doodling.With AlterKnits, our concept of what we can knit will be forever altered
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    1. Leigh Radford

      Leigh Radford is an award winning author, designer and teacher Artistic, inventive and resourceful, Leigh frequently explores creative re use and imaginative application of unusual materials.Her books include AlterKnits Felt Imaginative Projects for Knitting and Felting STC Fall 2008 , AlterKnits Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises STC Fall 2005 and One Skein 30 Quick Projects to Knit Crochet IWP Spring 2006 Winner of the 2006 Craftrends Award of Creative Excellence ACE award , One Skein is the fastest selling title in Interweave Press history One Skein also won the Western Regional Book Design and Production award for the best How to Book of 2007 by the Publishers of the West.In 2006, Leigh created Silk Gelato, offering knitters a fiber with enhanced texture and plays of color for her unique pattern designs Her enterprising efforts have resulted in a highly successful business collaboration with Lantern Moon, producers of Silk Gelato Leigh provides artistic, product development and marketing direction from leighradford bioml

    939 thoughts on “Alterknits: Imaginative Projects and Creativity Exercises”

    1. I wasn t quite sure whether to give this book a three or a four There aren t that many patterns in here that I like but the ones I do I really love Plus, even the ones I m not fond of are unusual, even unique, and there is a huge variety For example, there are patterns for knitting a wire necklace made of squares, paper lanterns, recycling old sweaters into totes, a screen door, and even a crown knitted from crepe paper While I wouldn t waste my energy knitting a screen door, it s an interesting [...]


    2. I loved this book it s how I approach knitting and to find someone who shares my vision, it s truly a blessing.I loved the knitted screen door idea too it s amazing and I will try out several of the other patterns.So innovative, this is not your traditional knitting book and I loved it


    3. Okay, I haven t actually done any of the projects in here and I probably won t for a long time I need to finish a few simple projects first That said, I loved this book It s definitely one I will buy I especially want to make the scarf shawl wrap that you can lace together with ribbon, and the fingerless, lace up gloves This book delivers the knitting projects really are imaginative A screen for a door I won t be taking that project on ever but I like that it s in there The photographs and layou [...]


    4. What a surprise this book was Lots of interesting projects outside the box felting old wool sweaters and then cutting them up and zigzaging them together for a blanket knitting strips of cast off T shirts into a rug Then there are your traditional projects a scarf and a wrap knitted separately to be worn individually or lace them together with ribbon Scattered throughout are creative thinking exercises and lots of quotes I don t know if I ll actually get around to making any of the projects but [...]


    5. This is one of those love hate books I LOVE the way the designs inspire When I m in the mood to think outside the skein, this never fails But if I were looking for a particular project, this would be the one to fling across the room 2005, and it s already looking dated Never mind At this rate, it ll be so HOT by 2025 Confession i switched back forth between 3 4 stars several times, and won t admit which I settled on in case i change my mind again.


    6. Leigh Radford is one of my favorite knitting writers and designers She designs unique knitting projects that alas are still a bit beyond my abilities I hope to start project 8 lace up shawl The book not only has beautiful patterns but little creativity exercises like come up with your own knitting action hero.


    7. This is another beautiful knitting book More great eye candy I ve tried a couple of the small patterns in this book and they ve worked very well But it does get a bit extreme The expensive yarn and time that many of the patterns call for makes the book a bit less functional to the every day knitter And really, who needs a hand knit screen door anyway


    8. Patterns, inspiration and ideas for outside the box knitting projects Many felted wools ideas, plus instructions for knitting jewelry and window screening Most projects use simple stockinette stitch, so this book is suitable for those with basic knitting skills Try some of the projects, or read the book as a springboard to launch new ideas of your own.


    9. Very pretty pictures and gorgeous models but no patterns I want to make in here Also, reading it four years after publication, the patterns don t seem that out of the box to me Knitting with nontraditional materials has been a trend lately.


    10. I found shawl thingy in here that I really want to make for myself Although it s really ambitious, and probably the hardest thing I will have ever attempted It s got cabling I ll have to get help, no doubt Buying all that good yarn will probably cost a fortune too hmmmm.


    11. I don t tend to purchase knitting books often, but this one is such a wonderful source for inspiration rather than just patterns Interesting use of materials and sites for knitted objects, etc I didn t find the workshop type sections as interesting though.




    12. I own this knitting book It s of a coffee table book for me I ve only knitted 2 items from this one Projects are fascinating The layout is visually appealing to gloss over.




    13. Fun, funky projects here, some of which look like they d provide instant gratification a knit leather cuff with cool button closure and others which look like of a commitment.



    14. Nice book looking at knitting with interesting materials Radford also gives ideas and exercises to stimulate your creativity Lovely book.


    15. More of an inspirational collection than actual patterns Definitely challenges you to think differently about your knitting


    16. I love this book Everything is so gourgeous You can t help but want to run to the knitting store and buy all the yarn possible I have knit 2 patterns and they turned out great.


    17. I like the cushion and screen a lot I always expect from this book, and that s why I keep checking it out from the library even though I never make anything from it.


    18. Made me do some thinking outside the box when it comes to knitted items I might even do a project in this book in the future.


    19. Not that I would do some of the projects in this book, there are several that I really liked I am currently making the laptop tote, and am dying to try a few of the others.


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