Item description for Interweave's Compendium of Finishing Techniques: Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Knotting, Weaving by Naomi McEneely...
For weavers, knitters, sewers, quilters, embroiderers, crocheters, or anyone who is interested in the textile arts, this compendium offers an extensive range of fabric finishes. From basic to esoteric, simple and elegant to highly decorative, these finishes can be applied to any fabric-woven, knitted, crocheted, handmade, or purchased. Each technique is clearly presented with text, illustrations, and photographs of examples.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 8.2" Height: 1" Weight: 1.45 lbs.
Binding Spiral Bound
Release Date Sep 1, 2003
Publisher Interweave Press
ISBN 1931499195 ISBN13 9781931499194
Reviews - What do customers think about Interweave's Compendium of Finishing Techniques: Crochet, Embroidery, Knitting, Knotting, Weaving?
The best of its kind.... Sep 10, 2006
I'm dyslexic and left handed -- and after several decades of false starts learning to knit -- I finally got it. What I couldn't figure out from all the wonderful knitting books available now is how to get the beginnings and endings (and the errors in the middle) to work as well as the actual knits, purls, yarnovers, and slips....
I borrowed one book of finishing techniques, found another at a local bookstore, and found dozens of pages on the web that all attempted to explain how to accomplish these tasks which are evidently simple to most knitters.
This book, "Interweave's Compendiu7m of Finishing Techniuest..." and another Interweave book called "Knit Fix" are the only books I've found that manage to explain in such a way that I can translate their instructions into successful knitting. Both books are compact, spiral bound, and full of un-misunderstandable directions and clear, plentiful illustrations.
If I can understand the writing and illustrations in these books, imagine how useful they will be for the average kntter!
This book suffers greatly by not featuring the word "knitting" in its title -- in dozens of searches on this site, it never came up and was never associated with other books in this family -- oddly, it is associated with weaving books only. Don't let this mislead you.
Hooray for Crochet Mar 23, 2005
Well done you. It is a great thing to write a book, another to actually have it published, and a sheer triumph if it is a good read. Congratulations on achieving all three.
Good all-around reference book Jul 25, 2004
I like the book very much, however, I feel the layout and the photography could have been tighter and more artful. There's a bit of a rushed-to-put-together feel about it, which is disappointing. Nevertheless, good value for a finishing reference book because it applies to all needlework disciplines.
Amazing Book! Nov 26, 2003
A very thorough review of different ways to finish your projects through stitches, trimmings, decorative braids, etc. Clear concise instructions, and easy to follow illustrations. A wonderful book!!