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Passion for Color [Hardcover]

Sarah Burnett
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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2 Feb 1994
Sarah Burnett's knitwear designs are a blend of pattern and colour. Her cardigans, jackets and pullovers for adults and children incorporate colour combinations, traditional motifs and bold asymmetric paisley patterns and harlequin checks, even fireworks and lonic columns. The entire collection is united by the soft and vibrant colours of her naturally dyed yarns and the book demonstrates that creating these environmentally friendly yarns is easy. Simple dyeing recipes and knitting patterns and charts aim to ensure that every handknit will be a success.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Random House Value Pub (2 Feb 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0517114267
  • ISBN-13: 978-0517114261
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Colour-full 11 Jun 2008
By Wyvernfriend VINE VOICE
This is a book of two halves. The first part of the book is timeless, all about using natural dyes to produce colours. A lot of interesting information there with some great photographs so you can see what the results of the dye choices are. This section is very business-like and quite interesting.

The patterns however are quite garish to a modern eye. They scream 80's to me and look quite dated, however I know that there are some who like this. I was reminded of some of Kaffe Fasset's work with these and they are very much of the blouson sleeve and boxy fit with busy patterns. Sarah Burnett is still dyeing and selling her wares, somewhat toned down from this book but still interesting.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great for people who want to dye their own yarns 30 Jan 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
I wanted to rate this 4 and 1/2 stars. This book is worth buying for the dye instructions alone. The patterns are also very nice, although they are rather theatrical (think Russian dance) and would look better on taller people.
She has many motifs that would work well for afghans or knitted bedspreads or smaller projects such as hats or scarves.
If you already dye yarn with drink mix, this book could inspire you onward and upward.
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiration 21 Mar 2014
By Barbara Marx - Published on Amazon.com
This is my most loved knitting book, ever! When it came out, it was like a revelation! I knitted several of the projects from the book. While the shape of the garments are not "fashionable" any more, there is so much inspiration left. I always looked for a second book from the author.
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