I’m excited to report that almost a month ago I received printed copies of Canadian Art Deco Knits. This is the end of a years-long journey and it’s thrilling to finally have it in my hands. Now you can get a copy too!
Here’s a peek at a few copies hanging out together:
See that spiral binding? That was a decision that I put to the afternoon knitting crowd at my LYS. There was unanimous support for spiral binding. You can knit from the book quite easily, even folding it back on itself to take up less room as you work. There’s no straining to see the edge of a chart here!
The book design was done by the wonderful Elizabeth Green of Stitch Definition. I spent a serious amount of time reworking all of the patterns for consistency, then I shipped off all of the raw materials to Elizabeth. She pulled it all together into a beautiful cohesive design that really looks and feels like I’d imagined it could. It’s full colour throughout, and the pictures of the buildings that inspired the patterns are present, along with the histories that I wrote up. I’ve also added a bibliography (in case anyone else is hooked and wants to do more reading).
Finally I found a local printer who was able to come through for me in time to have copies to take to the Knitters’ Frolic in Toronto. It’s spiral bound with a clear cover to protect the front and thick front and back covers. Each of the interior pages is sturdy, glossy, and full colour.
Price: $35 CAD ($27 USD)
Price of book with shipping:
Canada: $40 CAD
United States: $45 CAD ($35 USD)
International: $55 CAD ($43 USD)
To order, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address information and if you’d prefer to pay in CAD or USD, and I’ll send you a PayPal invoice. If you can’t use PayPal, let me know in the email and we will try to work something out.
I hope to write a more detailed post about the process and what I have learned a little later on. For the moment I’ll just take a breath and enjoy the end of this particular journey!