Tudor roses alice starmore

Shop Blog Blog posts Forum posts. The patterns are gorgeous and intricately detailed, as you would expect from Alice Starmore I was delighted to get the opportunity to read this new edition of Tudor Roses featuring new and reimagined items based on the original edition. I am very thankful that my local public library had a copy of this on the shelf, because I doubt I would have had an opportunity to see it otherwise. Each original item of clothing was designed to reflect a historical female from the Tudor period. Mary, Queen of Scots was banished to castles for much of her life before being executed for plotting to kill Elizabeth I.

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The designs have definitely grown on me.

Lists with This Book. And I still have my Armagh jumper which tudo coming up on 25 years old. All patterns are accompanied with several photographs that show each piece to great detail.

Tudor Roses

I was able to confirm this by comparing the photos in the newer version of the book to photographs of sweaters made from patterns in the older book that other knitters had uploaded onto Ravelry, a social network for knitters and crocheters. Skilled knitters who are also history lovers will delight in this book; while I don't think there is likely to be a huge audience for this particular work given how advanced the patterns are, it is truly remarkable for the niche market is represents.

As a knitting book, this has the obvious plus of being by the Starmores Alice and Jade but has many problems regarding layout and design: But it would still be helpful.

The designs include fair isle and cable work.

Taking Inspiration from History: Alice Starmore’s ‘Tudor Roses’ Knitting Patterns - Craftfoxes

Even better yet, I was able to find an advanced copy through NetGalley. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. My mother was born in England and moved to the US when she was 8 years old. Maybe in Alice and Jade Starmore's world that is true, but not in mine!

Taking Inspiration from History: Alice Starmore’s ‘Tudor Roses’ Knitting Patterns

The knitwear designs that appear in the version of this title have been altered and updated from those that appeared in the version. If you like floating heads behind a alics blue fence, check out pages, I reviewed this book for NetGalley and Dover Publications.

A quick flip through the book is enough to ascertain that these are very advanced patterns. She also has included not only her personal decisions for each piece but a bit of history, should the knitters wish to know more.

I love the concept staarmore patterns based on and inspired by the women of the Tudor dynasty, along with quotes from or about the women and with extraordinary photographs. These are lovely and well designed garments, but some of them require a lot of experience, skill, patience and time.

Taking Inspiration from History: Dover Publications is probably ready to revoke my galley privileges because I tend to harp on the aliice problems I see throughout their books. The photography and styling by Jade Starmore creates "portraits" of each woman, emphasising the art of these pieces.

She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native Scotland.

It is well worth reading since it contains a wide range of Starmore's many interests in knitting - fair isle, intarsia, lace, cables, and other fun knitting things I am serious - I enjoy colorwork and cables. Posted by CraftFoxes Staff on Mar 17, Each design is based on a historic woman from the medieval era. And I still have my Ar If you were to look at my knitting book shelves it would be easy to spot that I am a bit of a fan of Alice Starmore.

Must tackle the following patterns: Starmore, especially about her book titled, "Tudor Roses.

Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore

Each named pattern translates historical design, A unique and glorious book of knitting inspiration, Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore is a work of love. This book includes 14 knitting pattern inspired by the women of the Tudor era. Mary, Foses of Scots loved needlework and she regularly did it during her imprisonment. The patterns themselves are intense and time consuming.

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