Beaded Wrist Warmers from Lithuania

63 Knitting Patterns in the Baltic Tradition

Irena Felomena Juškienė

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Beaded wrist warmers are a vital, beloved, and beautiful part of Lithuanian traditional costume. That's how Irena Felomena Juškienė discovered them: As a member of a group of artists dedicated to classic Lithuanian dance and music, she wore them during performances. When she decided to explore the roots of these knitted accessories, Irena found they were a fascinating part of the regional history and culture of Lithuania. The results of her journey have now been brought together in a compilation of beaded knitting patterns that spans centuries, dialects, and multiple museum collections.

Irena shares over 60 designs organized according to their place of origin within the current and historical borders of Lithuania. Projects are presented with straightforward instructions and easy-to-follow charts, along with full-color photographs of sample wrist warmer pairs. In addition, readers will find thoroughly researched discussions of the origins of wrist warmers in each region, a catalog of further historical examples of the craft, and personal accounts shared by local contributors.

Additional Information

Author: Irena Felomena Juškienė

Format: Hardcover

Page Count: 200

Illustrations: 141 color photographs, 63 charts and 6 illustrations

ISBN: 9781570769047

By Irena Felomena Juškienė