V&A Knitting : Fashion, Industry, Craft

Knitting : Fashion, Industry, Craft

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'good quality paper, excellent standards, hardback, carefully indexed, expertly written and beautifully illustrated' - Didyoumakethat.com

A comprehensive history of knitting from the third century to present day, calling on the V&A’s extensive collection

In this fascinating book, Sandy Black charts the development of knitting, from domestic handcraft to one of the most sophisticated computer controlled textile production processes used in high fashion. Using stunning photography, Knitting draws on the V&A's superlative collection of knitted fashions and artefacts, ranging from commonplace articles of everyday use to virtuoso examples of the knitter's craft, including finely knit and embroidered silk stockings, intricate lacewear, Victorian beaded bags and knitted dresses from designers such as Jean Paul Gaultier and Julien Macdonald. 

Details

  • Author: Sandy Black
  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Date published: September 2012
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851775590
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 25.4 cm

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