Diane Bennett - To & Fro
"Pressing Matters was written by Erica Thomson after she began
running a series of workshops demonstrating the pressing and finishing
methods she uses. Each stage of the process, from selecting equipment to
advice on a variety of garments, is explained in detail. Erica has also
included lots of useful hints and tips and concludes with the ten key
points for a really professional finish"
Machine Knitting News
"As the title suggests, it is everything you want to know about
pressing your knitwear to achieve that perfect finish. Herself an
experienced knitter and teacher of the subject, Erica wrote this from her
personal knowledge. The book is well illustrated and covers equipment,
blocking techniques, pressing sideways knitted skirts, shadow pleated
skirts with many other ideas, information and original techniques on the
one aspect of our craft that is often skimped or sloppily done to the
detriment of our garments."
Andy Levick - Profitable Machine Knitting
"I thought this book excellent: it is divided into nine chapters,
full of techniques, hints and tips, know-how and even how to cure
disasters, and haven' t we all had some of those when we're pressing? I
was very pleased with the section on hems of skirts and also on the
edgings, one of which I did know about but the others I did not. Very well
researched, written and illustrated, a book which every machine knitter
should consider purchasing and is worth every penny of the price
Keni Freeman - Machine Knitting Monthly
"This book says it all, from handling yarns to shadow pleated
skirts. Erica, known for her workshops on pressing and finishing, has
combined her knowledge with the written word to create this book.
Illustrated by very clear photographs, it seems to be the definitive book
Anne Rogers - Machine Knit America
"Erica covers joining methods and finishing details, knitting in
marker tags - making the garment easier to put together. She includes
information about knitting your first sideways knitted skirt - how to make
it easier and making your tension piece. When you get to shadow pleated
skirts, she has a foolproof way of checking the fit while still knitting.
She concentrates on suits and skirts, because the information applies to
all garments. This is a book all machine knitters need - from the first
garment to those of the advanced knitter. It's the information needed
sometimes before a piece comes off the machine, as these points are not
dealt with in most patterns. A must own book."
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