Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children – Stella Ruhe

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Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children – Stella Ruhe

26,95

Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children – knit over 40 wonderful children’s sweaters

From around 1875 to 1950, Dutch fishermen wore sweaters with characteristic knit and purl stitch patterns, sometimes cable. These jerseys, known as ganseys, became an intrinsic part of the identity of the Dutchmen who wore them. Many of the children in these fishing families wore ganseys too, and numerous photos have been discovered in recent years of schoolchildren dressed in the knitwear seen on their fishermen fathers.

Stella Ruhe returns with over 40 sweaters to knit from 30 different Dutch villages – this time, for your little ones to wear and ramble in. Based on the original designs shared by families and discovered in archives, Stella has created recreations of these historically important garments for our contemporary life that ooze classic style with modern minimalism. With these designs, you are offered not only a chance to pay homage to the women who lovingly knitted the jumpers and to share in a beautiful Dutch tradition, but also give something for your child to treasure for years to come.

The sizes of the ganseys run from 1- to 14-years old, but can easily be adjusted to any child’s size by following Stella’s straightforward measuring instructions in her chapter on knitting know-how. In the same chapter you learn that every gansey is a standard shape, meaning the beauty of each sweater is in the variation of pattern motifs and finishing details, which varies from village to village. In the gallery of knitting designs, each jumper is accompanied by knitting charts – the pattern repeat clearly shown for easy garment adjusting, a diagram of the jumper and styled, modern photography.

With a wealth of fascinating background information and historical photos of the original designs alongside every design, this is an inspiring book for the ambitious knitter looking for unique, classic knitwear, and a brilliant read for anyone interested in craft, culture and heritage.

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Traditional Dutch Ganseys For Children – knit over 40 wonderful children’s sweaters

Stella Ruhe has been in the publishing business for thirty years as a text editor and freelancer. 
She completed the NS training (textile teaching methods) in Haarlem, taught for years as a 
textile teacher at secondary schools and was a teacher coach for the National Pedagogical Centers. 
She is the publisher of the digital method for visual and art subjects Beeld bij hand 
(www.beeldbijdehand.nl) and provides training courses for visual subjects. 
Stella organized major events such as the Cantecleer Fashion Prize and the Week of Creativity. 
She has several books to her name and lectures throughout the country on her special research 
into fisherman's sweaters, including Traditional Dutch Ganseys for Children, 
that you can find at Cross & Woods.


					

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