Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2006 - Crafts & Hobbies - 144 pages
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With these attractive ethnic patterns from the Andes, knitters not only expand their design repertoire, they literally knit a connection with other cultures. The fabulous selection of 25 projects includes vibrant bags and other accessories based on the rich traditions of Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru. Knit fingerless mittens and a purse from Peru’s Ollantaytambo region. A wonderfully functional Argentinean felt bag fits around the waist and is perfect for holding money and other small belongings; a matching hat makes for an attractive ensemble. Or try making a chic and simple Chilean striped bag and scarf, or an adorable Bolivian purse in the shape of a llama. Every chapter offers interesting facts about the Andean people, history, and culture, too.
 

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Beautiful book with very cool patterns

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if you have any interest in ethnic South American folk knits this is the book for you. Its heavy on bags with only a few scarves mittens and hats to break it up but some of the motifs are absolutely ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
6
Andean Folk Bags
20
Tools and Techniques
27
Argentina
38
Bolsa de Senora Argentina
44
Bolsa de Pantalones
51
Bolivia
57
Bolsa de Mechero
66
Mitones Ivehos
72
Chile
80
Bolsa de Atacama
86
Bolsa de Carawata Cactus Bag
93
Winter Headband
132
Glossary
142
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About the author (2006)

Marcia Lewandowski spent her first twenty-five years in Minnesota where the long winters taught her to appreciate warm serviceable mittens. She currently resides in the south of Bolivia where she is working with the Mennonite Central Committee to strengthen women's groups. She is also the author of "Andean Folk Knits: Great Designs from Peru, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador & Bolivia".

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