Alterknit Rebellion is out now! Launched on the 15th September 2020 Alterknit Rebellion is bold, bright and beautiful! Giving you everything you need to give your wardrobe a refresh. Make a statement with these designs that WOW.
“This book is a testament to Anna’s love of the (Honsestrikk) movement, her commitment to the wonder that is knitting with colour, creativity, and character, and her passion for every creator to find their own voice in every stitch they make” – Lauren O’Farrell (aka Deadly Knitshade)
We caught up with Anna Bauer, creator of Alterknit Rebellion to find out more about her latest book, and what that means for you!
Anna, tell us a bit about yourself;
Hi, my name is Anna, and I am a textile artist living in Gothenburg, Sweden. I am a mum to three children and a passionate knitter! I have always been into crafting, my mother is a very creative person and always encouraged me – she is always busy with a new project, and now so am I!
What can you tell us about your latest book?
My latest book, “Alterknit Rebellion” is a tribute to the rebellious and creative style of knitting called Honsestrikk. Honsestrikk was invented by Kirsten Hofstatter in Denmark in the early 70’s. She created her first book in 73′ called ‘Honsestrik’ it was a huge success and captured the spirit of the time; a political and rebellious way to use knitting. My book is a little different because the projects are like frames, so you can fill them with a range of patterns you like and make them unique.
Which project within the book is your favourite?
My favourite is definitely the cardigan with raglan-sleeves!
Where do you look for inspiration?
I think the greatest inspiration is the material itself. I also love to look at old books and magazines. I find inspiration in 70-80’s rock and roll/punk style and the beautiful traditional Scandinavian knitting.
What do you think the next big thing will be in the crafting world?
I think eco-dyeing will be my next big thing – I love it and think it will gain a big following!
In one word, how would you explain your new book?
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