Item description for Knitting with Wire (Knitting Technique series) by Nancie M. Wiseman...
Covering the basics of wire knitting, this manual presents a range of 30 innovative and beautiful projects, from simple to more complex, with clear directions and illustrations. Appealing to knitters, beadworkers, wireworkers, and jewelry makers, the guide offers a complete description of tools and techniques, embellishing with beads, and making finishes for the project. A history of this unusual technique is also explored, along with tips for independent projects.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 7.25" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2003
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499314 ISBN13 9781931499316
Availability 0 units.
More About Nancie M. Wiseman
Nancie M. Wiseman has been sewing, knitting, and crocheting since she was a child. Surrounded by people who taught her these skills as she grew up, Nancie learned to love crafting and was able to use it to earn money for college and eventually to make a living.
Nancie has made several videos on knitting, which appeared on the DIY television network and on the "Needle Arts Studio" with Shay Pendray on PBS. She has also written articles and designed patterns for "Martha Stewart Living", "Piecework", "Knitters", and "Knit 'n Style" magazines and Prism, Trendsetter, Brown Sheep, and Tilli Tomas yarn companies.
Nancie lives in a small town north of Sacramento, California, with her husband, Bill, and her Yorkie, Pumpkin.
Nancie M. Wiseman currently resides in the state of Washington.
Reviews - What do customers think about Knitting with Wire (Knitting Technique series)?
Addictive Mar 20, 2006
This book is wonderful. Frugal as I am, I must have checked it out of the library five or six times.
The instructions for viking knitting are wonderful. And I've read many online instructions that were hopelessly confusing. But I was able to complete very nice projects with the aid of this little jewel of a book.
The projects are wonderful, and they provide a good sample of ideas which get your creative thoughts going.
I wished that I owned a knitting machine.
This book should be highly recommended!
Better books are out there Feb 25, 2006
I agree with the two previous reviewers. This book is not about using knitting needles, much of it involves machine knitting. The title could have been more descriptive of the contents.
For the Viking knitting, there are several better books.
On the other hand, if you aspire to making aluminum jewelry for your pre-teen this may be a good book for you, especially if you have one of those little knitting machines.
I'd suggest visiting the library to look at the book before buying it, however.
A small book, about 6x7 inches and 90 pages. An interesting book with unique projects - jewelry, boxes, and the knitted scarf on cover and flowers (both require knitting machine).
The findings section demonstrates several types of closings. This is important as colored wire cannot be soldered as when making silver jewelry, therefore "cold" connections must be used. Nowhere does she show how to add those findings to the jewelry.
Hand knitting section has 9 projects, much of the jewelry w/ beads,
Viking knitting (this turns out like the spool knitting we did as kids)is the weaving of the wire around an allen wrench. As allen wrenchs are inexpensive (a set can be had for under $2) this is accessible to those who wish to try the technique. Here there are 9 projects.
Machine knitting - this requires a knitting machine and is therefore not easily accessable to all. I would guess there is not much written on the subject. For those who would like to try using wire with a machine, it would be a godsend. 5 projects are made w/ the same knitted flower and there are 4 other projects.
While interesting, if I were to do it over, I would only buy her crochet book.
misleading....deceptive...not for hand knitters! Aug 25, 2003
I knit a lot and was interested in a book to bring my skills to wire. I bought this book thinking, reasonably, that this book would help.
You should know that the lovely pieces in this book were almost all machine knit. There are only a few pieces that were knit by hand....and none of the great pieces.
Absolutely skip this book unless you have a knitting machine and are interested in this technique for that purpose. Had the book been called "Machine Knitting with Wire" I'd have had no complaint. I'd have not bought the book.
Fun with knitting wire... Mar 15, 2003
I have just recently purchased this book, and am greatly enjoying both reading through the many projects as well as beginning to experiment with several of the hand knitting projects. The author employs a conversational tone throughout the book, which both makes for a more enjoyable read and makes the beginning of new projects less daunting. I would recommend this book to those who would like to explore some new projects and methods of exploring their crafty natures...