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Knitting in a Victorian Perspective,
This review is from: Victorian Lace Today (Hardcover)
If there is still anybody who thinks knitting is stupid, boring or whatever, think again. This wonderful book puts knitting into perspective. First and foremost it clearly demonstrates that knitting has a rich and long history to it. Secondly, as with anything with a history, it tells us a lot about the society and the people who practised it. Case in point, the Victorian society. But if you think history is as boring as knitting, here is another thought for you. This is a beautiful book. This lace and its patterns richly deserved to be preserved. This is as much cultural heritage as the Taj Mahal or Shakespeare. This lace is breathtaking. The photography is ever so refined and the Victorian settings are so fitting. I assure you. You will not put this book away until you have seen it all. And finally, when the mind and the senses have been satisfied you yourself can partake in this grand tradition. The detailed patterns and clear instructions allow you to recreate all this romantic beauty and make it ready for a new age.