Knitting Counterpanes

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486473082
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Mary Walker Phillips nearly single-handedly brought 19th-century American counterpanes — bed coverings — to the attention of modern knitters. Expanded with dozens of brand-new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders that Phillips discovered in museums, private collections, and magazines. "A terrific book." — Knitter's Magazine. Revised and expanded reprint of the Taunton Press, Newtown, Connecticut, 1989 edition.

Knitting Counterpanes

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486273164
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Expanded with dozens of new charts, this revised edition features 46 counterpane patterns as well as 32 lace edgings and borders from museums, private collections, and magazines. "A terrific book." — Knitter's Magazine.

Creative Knitting

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486499154
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Illustrates the way in which to use traditional stitches to create unusual effects and textures.

The Counterpane Fairy

Author: Katharine Pyle
Publisher: Seltzer Books via PublishDrive
ISBN: 1455376000
Size: 17.16 MB
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Popular children's book, with 11 black-and-white illustrations.According to the University of Delaware Library: "Artist, illustrator, and author Katharine Pyle (1863-1938), was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware. .. her brothers included well-known artist and writer Howard Pyle (1853-1911)... Pyle achieved recognition as an author through her short stories, poems, and plays for children. She also compiled and retold several volumes of fairy tales and myths. Her works include The Counterpane Fairy (1898), The Christmas Angel (1900), Once Upon a Time in Delaware (1911), Tales of Wonder and Magic (1920), Tales from Greek Mythology (1928), and Charlemagne and his Knights (1932). Pyle illustrated many of her own works as well as those of other authors, including her brother."

Quilts Coverlets Counterpanes

Author: Paula W. Locklair
Publisher: Old Salem Incorporated
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During Reconstruction, an alliance of southern planters and northern capitalists rebuilt the southern railway system using remnants of the Confederate railroads that had been built and destroyed during the Civil War. In the process of linking Virginia, the Carolinas, and Georgia by rail, this alliance created one of the largest corporations in the world, engendered bitter political struggles, and transformed the South in lasting ways, says Scott Nelson. Iron Confederacies uses the history of southern railways to explore linkages among the themes of states' rights, racial violence, labor strife, and big business in the nineteenth-century South. By 1868, Ku Klux Klan leaders had begun mobilizing white resentment against rapid economic change by asserting that railroad consolidation led to political corruption and black economic success. As Nelson notes, some of the Klan's most violent activity was concentrated along the Richmond-Atlanta rail corridor. But conflicts over railroads were eventually resolved, he argues, in agreements between northern railroad barons and Klan leaders that allowed white terrorism against black voters while surrendering states' control over the southern economy.

Creative Knitting

Author: Mary Walker Phillips
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486287548
Size: 56.87 MB
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New, revised edition of a revered classic provides methods for using traditional stitches in original ways to produce highly decorative rather than strictly functional creations. Includes color photos of finished projects.

The Loving Stitch

Author: Heather Nicholson
Publisher: Auckland University Press
ISBN: 1775581934
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The Loving Stitch is an engaging history of a subject never before explored but familiar to many New Zealanders. Heather Nicholson's knowledge of knitting and spinning is formidable but she also knows how to tell a good story and has a keen sense of humor. The Loving Stitch presents a chronological account of antipodean knitting, which is also a history of the domestic lives of women, of their resourcefulness, their talent and sociability. She follows the growth of pattern books, the role of knitting for troops in the two world wars, knitting in the Depression and the recent interest in art knitting. She also explores the different items produced by the skilled knitter, from jerseys and guernseys to counterpanes, socks and stockings, and a scarf that stretched right round Parliament Buildings. The book also includes material on spinning and on local wool mills, as well as general good advice drawn from the personal experience of hundreds of knitters and spinners. The Loving Stitch is impeccably researched, it is full of characters, memories and advice, and it is superbly illustrated.