Embroidery on Knitting by Britt-Marie Christoffersson
Embellish knitted garments -- new or ones that need mending -- with beautiful embroidery stitches using just a needle and wool!
Prepare to be amazed by textile artist and pattern designer Britt-Marie Christoffersson's fantastic work and learn how to use embroidery to give knitted garments a new look. Using simple stitches, Britt-Marie creates a wide variety of patterns that will inspire you to even more creativity.
Embroidery on knitwork can involve knitting a new piece to be embroidered, but it can also be interesting to give a new look to existing clothing - perhaps to a piece that has seen better days. Even commercially produced sweaters, hats, and mittens can be embellished with a needle and yarn.
If you wish to embroider knitted garments you can cover the whole item with stitches, or let a few strategically placed details work as a decoration. If there is a hole in the garment you can cover it with embroidery. Using the explanatory drawings in the book, renew and alter exactly as you wish. Any knitted item can be enhanced, and if you tire of the embroidery you can simply unstitch it!
The color photos show nearly 300 beautiful stitched items, all showinging amazingly-different effects that can be achieved on knitting with just a needle and a length of wool.
Paperback; published in 2020
Britt-Marie Christoffersson is the foremost researcher of practical knitwork in Sweden. After studying at the School of Textiles in Borås and Konstfack, she became a founding member of Ten Swedish Designers (10-gruppen) in 1970. After sixteen years her interest in knitting became her main focus and she dedicated herself to the practical applications of knitwork. This resulted in the innovative work that she is so well known for. Britt-Marie has taught at the University of Arts, Crafts and Design (Konstfack) and at the Friends of Handicraft (Handarbetets Vänner) in Stockholm and is a popular course leader. In 2017, Ikea paid homage to the work of the 10-gruppen by using some of their lively designs on bed linen, fabrics and other items, including Britt-Marie’s Jazz design.
Our selection of embroidery supplies is a great place to find special threads and supplies to stitch some of Britt-Marie's designs.