Saturday, November 09, 2019

Typographic Knitting

This one practically jumped off the library shelf into my hands, but it was one of those sad cases where the cover is much more appealing than the contents of the book.

I love, love, love the idea of words on quilts or knits or in stitchery, but the author completely lost me within the first few pages with his descriptions of "typeknitting" and how difficult it is, how the letters are formed backwards from right to left and bottom to top. Knitting is one of my favorite activities, not a STEM lesson....or if you're going to turn it into one at least do something more amazing than traditional color work, something that requires such a complicated explanation. 

The projects consist of single letters, or single letters repeated over and over, and the letters themselves are extremely blocky. It doesn't help that the photographs are mostly blue and white, or red and white.

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