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Title:
Faerie knitting : 14 tales of love and magic / Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman.
ISBN:
9781507206553
Edition:
First Adams Media hardcover edition
Publication Information:
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, 2018.
Physical Description:
110 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents:
Amulet -- Seventh sister -- Three wishes -- The lilac tree -- Love never ending -- Blue heron.
Abstract:
"Gorgeous knitwear meets inspired fairy tales with Alice Hoffman and Lisa Hoffman's Faerie Knitting. Each of the 14 projects from knitwear designer and knitting instructor Lisa Hoffman is inspired by and paired with an original fairy tale by New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman. From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each of Lisa's projects feature clear, easy-to-follow instructions and gorgeous 4-color photography that perfectly capture the essence of Alice's signature, magical stories"-- Provided by publisher.
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Summary

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Hoffman and master knitter Lisa Hoffman comes Faerie Knitting , a magical melding of words and yarn where the ordinary is turned into the extraordinary and where imagination becomes creation.

The magic of storytelling and the magic of knitting--woven together in 14 original patterns inspired by each story.

"How fairy tales are told and remembered has a great deal in common with knitting traditions. It is no mistake that we describe storytelling as knitting a tale, or weaving a story, or spinning a yarn." --Alice Hoffman, from the Introduction of Faerie Knitting

Featuring fourteen original fairy tales, Faerie Knitting is an entrancing collection of stories of love and loss, trust and perseverance. Seamlessly woven into the plot of each tale is a magical garment or accessory inspired by the bravery and self-reliance of the tale's heroine and brought to life through an imaginative and bespoke knit pattern.

From the Blue Heron Shawl and the Love Never Ending Cowl, to the Three Wishes Mittens and Amulet Necklace, each project is as wearable as it is magical. Lush, atmospheric photography captures the enchanted faerie domain while beautifully rendered charts and instructions are well suited for beginner and advanced knitters alike.

Presented in an elegant linen case with foil accents that evoke the fairy tale tradition, Faerie Knitting is a rare gift for creators--and lovers--of magic.


Author Notes

Alice Hoffman, an American novelist and screenwriter, was born in New York City on March 16, 1952. She earned a B.A. from Adelphi University in 1973 and an M.A. in creative writing from Stanford University in 1975 before publishing her first novel, Property Of, in 1977.

Known for blending realism and fantasy in her fiction, she often creates richly detailed characters who live on society's margins and places them in extraordinary situations as she did with At Risk, her 1988 novel about the AIDS crisis. Her other works include The Drowning Season, Seventh Heaven, The River King, Blue Diary, The Probable Future, The Ice Queen, and The Dovekeepers. Her book, The Third Angel, won the 2008 New England Booksellers' Award for fiction. Two of her novels, Practical Magic and Aquamarine, were made into films. She has also written numerous screenplays, including adaptations of her own novels and the original screenplay, Independence Day. Her title's The Museum of Exteaordinary Things, The Marriage of Opposites, Seventh Heaven, and The Rules of Magic made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)