The Book of Haps

Een must have voor iedere kantbreister!tom13-copy gudrun1-copy

Kate Davies beschrijft in het boek de herkomst van “Haps”en hierbij neemt ze mee door 10 eeuw en breihistorie. Super leuk om te lezen en inspirerend om met een Hap aan de slag te gaan. De ontwerpen zijn echt prachtig en met de duidelijke patroonbeschrijvingen goed te doen. Bij ons nu ook te koop in de winkel.

Een echte aanrader. Kijk dus zeker even op haar website

Hieronder de inleiding in het Engels voor het boekromi3

The Book of Haps

Join Kate Davies, Jen Arnall-Culliford, and a host of renowned designers as they introduce you to the wonderful world of haps.

A hap is a Scottish dialect word for a simple shawl or wrap. Haps have a particular association with the Shetland islands where, for more than a century, they were knitted for everyday wear as well as for sale. Combining textile history with contemporary design, this book explores the story of the hap through five beautifully illustrated essays, and thirteen stunning patterns. While the first part of the book looks to the past for inspiration, exploring the many different contexts in which haps were made and worn, the book’s second half acts as a springboard to the future, as designers from around the world present their own interpretations of the hap.  From Nevada and Finland to Reykjavik, and Burra Isle, the patterns in these pages are as distinctive and varied as their designers’ locales. Haps may well surprise you: they can be square, triangular, or hexagonal, incorporating lace, cables, or colour. Though haps are, by definition, functional, wearable textiles, you’ll find they can also be elegant and fascinating, graphic and abstract. Whatever your knitterly interests, you’ll find the Book of Haps an endless source of inspiration and a canvas for your creativity.