Maria - Voyages in Design, Arts to Knits
Prue Hutton and Sally Ord
Forty South Publishing
The colours, textures, patterns and history of Maria Island have inspired a sketchbook approach to eight handknitting designs. Prue Hutton’s striking artwork and diary from a four-day walk on Maria have been interpreted in unique handknits by Sally Ord.
Readers can immerse themselves in the places that inspired Prue’s artwork and then follow the knitting patterns to recreate Sally’s exquisite garments. The story behind each design unfolds through the journey, explaining how it relates to the history, scenery, animals or bird life of the island. It details why particular colours, yarn and stitch patterns have been chosen for each garment. Photographs of the designs allow readers to view patterns and finishing details, enriching the relationship between seeing and interpretation.