Tudor Roses

Tudor Roses None

  • Title: Tudor Roses
  • Author: Alice Starmore
  • ISBN: 9780962558689
  • Page: 165
  • Format: Hardback
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    1. Alice Star n e Matheson was raised in a traditional, Gaelic speaking Scottish fishing village She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native Scotland Star later expanded her textile studies, traveling in Scandinavia in the late 1970s on a Winston Churchill Fellowship Broadly recognized as one of the world s authorities on Fair Isle and other folk knitting traditions, Star founded Windfall Press in 1991 Windfall produces knitting patterns and instructional manuals as well as a large number of Scottish Gaelic titles Star expanded her career beyond knitting in the 1990s, focusing on fine art and photography She held her first major solo exhibition in 2008 on the Isle of Lewis.

    2. What a gorgeous book. I love the concept – patterns based on and inspired by the women of the Tudor dynasty, along with quotes from or about the women and with extraordinary photographs. The patterns are every one stunning (and probably far beyond my ability), color and style and pattern harking back to the Renaissance without being RenFaire garb. I want at least half the garments shown here – and even if, as I suspect, the patterns are beyond my capabilities, the book itself is simply lovel [...]

    3. I love history. Especially English history. I’m a first-generation American. My mother was born in England and moved to the US when she was 8 years old. I grew up in a house steeped in British culture. I grew up eating British food and watching British TV shows, and now that I’ve gotten into crafting, I like to work on English-style and inspired projects. So when I got an email from Dover Publications about maybe reviewing a knitting book called Tudor Roses, I was intrigued. And man…I’m [...]

    4. All I can say is, WOW! This is simply a gorgeous book, and an excellent refresher course in the history of the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor Dynasty, which I originally studied as a history major in college. I love all of the beautiful knitted garments in the book, but I won't be knitting any of them, as my skills can't even come close to what is needed for even the simplest of these patterns. I had to laugh when I saw pattern notes that referred to a couple of the patterns as "easy". Maybe in [...]

    5. You wouldn't believe it, but these are designs for knitted wear mirroring the days of Anne Boleyn, Katherine Howard, Anne of Cleves, Mary Tudor and Jane Seymour. Although these pieces are knitted, the designs are exquisite. They would be a real challenge, unless one is very experienced. Great book for those with experience, though.

    6. 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. 14 different garments for 14 different Tudor women from Alice Starmore and her daughter Jade, it is not just a book of knitting patterns, it is a book giving you a unique insight into each woman with absolutely stunning photographs and a new model for each woman. The patterns are gorgeous and intricately detailed, as you would expect from Alice Starmore [...]

    7. This is a beautiful book, no doubt but too many pages are lengthy written pattern directions that don't deserve the price or quality. While the knitting world expected a reprint of Starmore's original Tudor Roses, we were betrayed to find the patterns to be new and somewhat unwearable costume-ish. Photographs of dark sweaters on dark backgrounds make it impossible to enjoy the knitting detail which is critical if this was to be nothing more than a coffee table book. Speaking of that, no knitter [...]

    8. One of my favorite pattern books of all time. I thank NetGalley for the opportunity to review the new edition. Just as wonderful as the 1998 original with some new patterns and "reinterpretations" of the original patterns. A must for every knitter's library. IMHO

    9. I first heard about Alice Starmore in a book whose title I can't remember. There was a whole chapter devoted to Ms. Starmore, especially about her book titled, "Tudor Roses." Apparently, Ms. Starmore's book contained gorgeous sweater designs, and was out of print. The thing that caught my attention was that because it was so rare, the price for a copy of this book was over $200. I wanted to see this book for myself, because it had grown into a legend in my mind. I believe that my local library h [...]

    10. WOW and OVERWROUGHT! 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: Many photos are far too dark to see detail, the large bound format and artistic generous margin layout means you must photocopy the multipage directions, and there is no technical information so this book assumes you know how to knit - and for most of the 14 designs - really, really, really well.As a historical book about the Tudor women [...]

    11. Wow! The patterns in this book are stunning, the history interesting, and the photos beautiful. All of that said, I was only able to give three stars to Tudor Roses because while the pictures are beautiful, from a knitting perspective, they are hard to read. The patterns seem to be well written, but as I have an e-book, they also are hard to read. Hopefully the print version is better. I received a copy of this title from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    12. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.Firstly, I want to stay that this a beautifully put together book, detailing knitting projects based on clothing worn by Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, and other unfortunate Tudor women. I did find the photographs a little dark, with the details being difficult to see, but overall this is an amazing achievement. I realize these patterns are not for beginners, but they are a stunning form of art.

    13. Very cool book, beautiful patterns and pictures. Unfortunately, it's well above my knitting ability. I passed the book on to my friend who is an advanced knitter and she seems to be really enjoying it.

    14. I reviewed this book for NetGalley and Dover Publications.Alice Starmore is one of the premier knitwear designers of the modern knitwear era. She has a keen sense of color and style and transforms yarn into something divinely inspired. I have read a number of her books and this one is as well written and produced as any of the others.The design inspiration for this collection is the women of the Tudor dynasty, beginning with Elizabeth Woodville and ending with Mary, Queen of Scots. A beautiful c [...]

    15. This is a very beautiful and interesting book of knitting patterns. These patterns match historical people and what they might have worn modernized for today’s woman. The patterns look gorgeous, and the layout of the book is fantastic. Overall I want to give this book 4 stars, but I have to knock it down to 3.Dover Publications is probably ready to revoke my galley privileges because I tend to harp on the same problems I see throughout their books. The pictures in this book are gorgeous, and I [...]

    16. Full of beautiful and intricate patterns that knitters have come to expect from designer Alice Starmore, "Tudor Roses" does not disappoint. The rich colors and the detailed patterns will make these patterns easier to read, though the skill to complete them is up to the readers. It isn’t simply a pattern book, each pattern is based off one of the Tudor women who formed that part of English history. Starmore has added diary entries to each pattern to give a bit of a personal attachment to each h [...]

    17. One word: Wow!This book is a real tour de force that in many ways defies expectations. More than simply a book of patterns, Tudor Roses also serves as a kind of primer on the history of the Tudor dynasty; after a brief summary of the period at the introduction of the book, fictional sketches written in the voice of each historical character accompany the pattern for that woman (or in many cases, girl) and give a sense of her time and struggles. I am intrigued by this concept and think it is well [...]

    18. Read: 5/1/17To be published: 15/2/17I would like to thank netgalley and Dover Publications for the opportunity to read this book.This is stunningly beautiful and clever. The patterns are all carefully researched and are a magnificent way of representing theese strong women. The photographs are beautiful and I love the addition of the fictional diary extracts.

    19. 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.I have been since my mum bought me a copy of The Celtic Collection for Christmas many moons ago.Mum had an ulterior motive, she wanted her own Donegal jumper (it was her home county). So among other patterns from the book did make this almost infamous piece of colourwork (long before I learn two handed stranded knitting making it even more of an achievement). And I still have my Ar [...]

    20. A unique and glorious book of knitting inspiration, Tudor Roses by Alice Starmore is a work of love. Each original item of clothing was designed to reflect a historical female from the Tudor period. Scholarship and thought went into the research, which is shared in a relatable fashion. The designs are breathtaking, and should inspire clothing makers and designers of all sorts, in addition to the knitting audience the detailed instructions address. Each named pattern translates historical design, [...]

    21. Another classic, a must-have for the serious knitter. Gorgeous sweaters, clear instructions -however not for the inexperienced knitter. Elaborate Fair Isles. steeks and cables, and instructions using yarns that are no longer available - so be sure you're ready.

    22. Wow. For the first time in a long time I've found patterns that I don't know if I can do (8 yarn intarsia????). These are impressive. I'm going to come back to this in the future. Must tackle the following patterns: Elizabeth of York and Anne Boleyn.

    23. Thanks to netgalley and Dover Publications for letting me view an ARCis beautiful book is perfect for the knitter who enjoys making items that are one of a kind. /author/showAlice Starmore (née Matheson) was raised in a traditional, Gaelic-speaking Scottish fishing village. She began knitting as a child, studying the folk knitting traditions of her native Scotland. Broadly recognized as one of the world's authorities on Fair Isle and other folk knitting traditions, Starmore founded Windfall Pre [...]

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