Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Viking Knits & Ancient Ornaments ~ Book Review


Viking Knits & Ancient Ornaments
by Elsebeth Lavold
photography by Anders Rydell
ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782211532
Publication: 04 June 2014
Publisher: Search Press
RRP Price: £19.99

Before you pick up this book know
that it isn't just a pattern book.
It's so much, much more!


This book does give you many beautiful patterns to make
but it also shows and teaches you how to 
create your own designs.


It shows how you can find a design from something,
simplify it so that you can recreate the essence of the design.


You get a swatch to show you how the design is implemented
and a chart form so that you can replicate the design.


I cannot even describe the amount of designs you get.
The way the book is set out is fantastic.
You could spend hours just looking at all the different designs,
never mind using them to make beautiful projects.

 

Elsebeth then uses the amazing designs to put together
some amazing patterns for you!

 

There is a fantastic mix of patterns and each is amazing in it's own way.
They would make fantastic gifts for friends and family.

 

I have already spent hours just looking at the book
and the only problem I have is which to make first.


It is amazing what Elsebeth has written with her vast knowledge.
I am also sure that the techniques could be utilized to other
crafts.  So even if you don't knit you will still get so much from this book.
I would give this book 5 out of 5.




I received a copy of the Book to review. 
However all opinions expressed are my own.
Affiliate links are included on the post.
No monies were received in return for this review. 

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