Faroe Island Knits: Over 50 Traditional Motifs and 25 Projects from the North Atlantic
Author: Strom, Svanhild
Brand: Trafalgar Square Books
Number Of Pages: 224
Release Date: 20-03-2018
Details: Product Description The rich and fascinating pattern traditions of the Faroe Islands, at your fingertips. The Faroe Islands, a far-flung archipelago lying halfway between Norway and Iceland, have a rich and longstanding knitting tradition―knitting was once one of their largest export industries, as well as a dearly-loved pastime. Inspired by this bountiful heritage, knit designer Svanhild Strøm and her mother Marjun Biskopstø have brought contemporary style and classic Faroese motifs together in this striking collection of patterns, now available in English at last. 52 traditional Faroese designs come to life in a unique and eye-catching trove for any knitter with an interest in the twists, turns, and hidden treasures of Nordic knitting history. Learn about the traditions and culture of these fascinating islands Follow the footsteps of each motif through folk history, painstaking documentation, and living memory Discover the beauty and flexibility of traditional patterning Knit hats, sweaters, tunics, jackets, socks, slippers and more, including designs for men and women, children and adults Review The non-knitter peeking over my shoulder as I was reading this book said, “that is a beautiful book”, and he is right. It feels like a coffee-table visual travelogue to the Faroe Islands, and paging through it is delicious. Both for the landscapes and the knitwear. Knitty.com “Even experienced knitters will scratch their heads over the differences in colorwork traditions from all the cold places around the world. So we can thank this Faroese mother/daughter team for helping us decipher the dazzling knitting culture of their North Atlantic islands. ... Faroe Island Knits presents more than two dozen modern items you’ll love to show off. The knee-length cardigans, thigh-high tunics, sumptuous turtlenecks, and handsome fisherman sweaters for men and women straddle that special place between folk art and fashion.”— Vogue Knitting This beautiful book by mother Strøm and daughter Biskopstø honors the traditional knitwear of the Faroe Islands experienced knitters will enjoy working with patterns that are both beautiful and historic. Publishers Weekly Styles that would get you noticed in the pages of this magazine will have you vacillating between flight reservations and a kilo or three of yarn. Vogue Knitting “Feels like a coffee-table visual travelogue to the Faroe Islands, and paging through it is delicious. Both for the landscapes and the knitwear!”— Knitty.com About the Author Svanhild Strøm, birth date 4/5/1979 Faroese, living in Dale in Norway Education: 2002 - Fashion designer and product developer– Danish academy of technology and design part-time working as the lead designer for the Norwegian knitwear company “Dale of Norway”. Marjun Biskopstø, birth date 4/18/1960 Faroese, living in Kvívík in The Faroe Islands Education: 2014 - History and culture of Textiles 1996 – psychiatric nurse 1985 – hospital nurse We descend from a family were handicrafts have been a natural and important part of daily life and the knowledge and expertise has been handed over for generations. The special interest in textiles and artisan work has been passed from mother to daughter going back 4 generations. Sharing this same interest, it was natural for us to make this book together. We wished to shed a light upon our beautiful Faroese cultural heritage. Letting people discover it in a new light, and thus, when knitting these historical patterns, honoring the artisans before our time.
Package Dimensions: 10.0 x 8.3 x 0.8 inches