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Contained within the pages of Strip & Knit with Style by Mark Hordyszynski is everything you need to take your own creative journey. It encourages self-expression and gives room in the instructions for personal choices when making your one-of-a-kind creations.

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Cover Strip & Knit

Strip & Knit with Style
Create Fabric-Yarn Use Cotton, Wool, Fleece & More

Author: Mark Hordyszynski
Pages: 95
Page size: 8 1/2" x 11"
Publisher: C&T Publishing
Cover: Soft
Item Code: 4W30950
Weight: 1.0 lb

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Knit Truly Original Wearables and Accessories with Easy-to-Make Fabric Strips

  • Strip it! Make one-of-a kind yarns by cutting or tearing strips from your favorite fabrics and enhancing them with paints, dyes and feathers.
  • Knit it! Follow the easy step-by-step instructions to make no-fuss projects.
  • Love it! Show off your uniquely personal creations.

Author Mark HordyszynskiAbout the Author

A native New Yorker, Mark spent two years studying at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, after he graduated from high school. He has been in both the front and back of the house as chef, sous-chef and maitre d', and in 1983 was awarded an honorable mention for his bread sculpture at the 114th Annual Salon of Culinary Arts.

Half a decade later, Mark chose to pursue his second career in menswear and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Mark's innate color sense and use of patterns and textures were rewarded during his years FIT with a number of scholarships and the Designer's Critic Award at graduation. In 1989 , Mark had the opportunity to design neckwear for Mermes, and was give a two week internship at the design studio in Paris after winning the Comite Colbert L'Art de Vivre award for menswear and redesigning the uniforms for the NYC Staten Island Ferry crew.

After graduating from FIT, he took a position as an assistant designer for a thriving New York-based sweater company and headed the private-label division for five years. A textile project for a friend led to a design position at a major fabric converter, where he was responsible for merchandising customer and licensee accounts as well as designing for the open line.

Next it was time for Mark to start his own business ventures and in 2002 he was awarded Cotton Inc.'s 21st Annual Cotton Incorporated Textile Designer's Award for outstanding contributions to innovative design and styling in the Prints - Home category.

Mark is the creator of the Mirror Ball Dot and Rock Candy fabric lines. His Fairy Frost fabric line has sold over 2 million yards to date. He is currently licensing his designs on cotton to two New York-based textile companies for quilting, crafting and manufacturing. Recent projects include the self-publication of his first novel, Shag; his collaboration with a documentary filmmaker/producer and animation studio as artistic director on an original concept for a television series; and plans for his own line of neckwear.

Table of Contents

Dedication 4
Acknowledgments 4
Preface 5
Fabric Preparation6
Ready, Set, Let's Start Strippin'13
Knitting Basics24
Pillow Backs36
Home Decor 
Simple 1 x 1 Rib Knit Pillow—with or without Knots45
A Sampling of Four-Patches Pillow47
Multicolored Set Stripe Pillow with Centered Intarsia Cable50
The Perry—Zebra Strip Intarsia Pillow54
Brushed Wool Throw with Alternating Cables and Bi-Colored Strips57
Special Occasion Entertaining - Table Scarf, Placemats and Coasters60
Knit Memory Album65
Ring Bearer or Pacifier Pillow 69
Cabled Shawl in Sheer Rayon73
Lengthwise-Knit Garter Stitch Scarf in a Cashmere/Wool Blend 75
Braided Illusion Scarf - Knit in One Piece77
The Tippi—Feathered and Felted-Wool Rib Knit Hat80
Olivia Top83
A Selection of Three Embellishments 
Button and Bead Pins87
Felt and Fabric Floral Pins88
Seed Bead Starfish91
About the Author95


Instruction Page
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The Tippi


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Special Occasion Entertaining The Perry

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