Noni Flowers by Nora Bellows

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If you are a knitter, no matter what level, you need this book for your library.
-She Knits When She Should Be Writing

Synopsis

Designer Nora J. Bellows’s extraordinary Noni® bag and flower patterns have earned her acclaim and endeared her to a loyal following of knitters all over the world. Now, in her first book, she offers lifelike knitted flowers that rival the beauty of true botanicals. This is a collection of luscious designs and essential techniques that knitters will turn to again and again. Inside, you’ll find:


   • 40 exceptional knitted and felted flowers, from Angel’s Tears Ddaffodils to ylang ylang
   • 6 beautiful yet practical garment, accessory, and home projects perfect for floral embellishment
   • Clear instructions for knitting, felting, wiring, and finishing your work
 

About Nora Bellows

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A former educator, Nora Bellows began creating one-of-a-kind felted bags and flowers under the brand Noni® in 2001. She began publishing her own patterns a few years later. Noni® patterns are available in yarn stores worldwide, and have been translated into German, Danish, and Swedish. Nora teaches workshops across the country, and her work has appeared in Interweave Felt, Knitting, Knit Today, Let's Knit, Simply Knitting, and World of Wool (Ver Filzt Und Zuge Naht). Her studio is in Maryland, where she lives with her husband, son, and garden.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Potter Craft. 176 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction
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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Paula Moliver on May 11 2012

Flowers make a great gift but, the book "Noni Flowers" is a beautiful gift in itself.

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Fighting for Life

Excellent
Reviewed by Pam MacKenzie on Apr 01 2012

The amount of detail in her instructions is amazing. In my interview with her, she said that of the 50 patterns she had settled on for the book, she had to eliminate 10.

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She Knits When She Should Be Writing

Good
Reviewed by Dana Wright on May 23 2012

If you are a knitter, no matter what level, you need this book for your library.

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Halcyon Yarn

Good
Reviewed by Kendra on May 22 2012

The beauty of these flowers rivals the real botanicals from which she draws inspiration.

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Knitting Scholar

Good
Reviewed by Deb on Apr 23 2012

This book is ridiculously lovely to look through. The patterns are astounding in their realism.

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Cornflower Blue

Good
Reviewed by Rachel on Apr 11 2012

One of my favorite things about the book is that the flowers can be scaled to any knitting guage, so you can use your own choice of yarn and needles.

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Wendy Knits

Good
Reviewed by Wendy on Mar 27 2012

Apart from the patterns for the flowers, there is a lot of great how-to information — everything you need to know to be able to knit your own garden.

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