YARN Bookazine 12 plays tribute to the artists and muses of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Crafts movements of the 19th century. It celebrates the joy of making with a collection of wearable and homeware designs influenced by the paintings, textiles and richly patterned decor of the Romantic Era. Amongst the 11 crochet and 7 knitting patterns, expect to see exquisite lacework, rich colour work and updated interpretations of historical motifs, symbols and embellishments. Abundant detail fuses with modern functionality through a varied range of stitch techniques, fibres, colour palettes and surface embroidery.
Romanticism is reflected and explored throughout YARN Bookazine 12 that is divided into four captivating chapters, each named in honour of a renowned muse: Lizzie Siddal, Fanny Eaton, Annie Miller and Effie Gray. The themed lookbook is bursting with stunning crochet and knitting designs to suit all budgets and levels of crafting experience. Designs are interspersed with fascinating feature articles concerning the legacy of the art movements of the era, the intriguing life of Fanny Eaton and inspiring interviews with modern-day creatives such as paper artist Pippa Dyrlaga and craftsman Hugh Dunford-Wood.
In this issue of YARN the following Scheepjes yarns are used: Alpaca Rhythm, Bamboo Soft, Catona, Chunky Monkey, Colour Crafter, Legacy Natural, Maxi Sweet Treat, Merino Soft, Metropolis, Mohair Rhythm, Organicon, Our Tribe, Softfun Denim, Stardust, Stone Washed, River Washed, Whirl, Whirlette and Whirligigette.