Romance Indulge in the undying love for nature, the female form and minute details of the Romantic Era this autumn by immersing yourself in the sublime 12th issue of YARN Bookazine that plays tribute to the artists and muses of the Pre-Raphaelite and Arts and Craft movements of the 19th century.
YARN Bookazine 12 celebrates the joy of making with a collection of wearable and homeware designs influenced by the paintings, textiles and richly patterned decor of the era. Amongst the 11 crochet and 7 knitting patterns, expect to see exquisite lacework and updated interpretations of historical motifs, symbols and embellishments. Abundant detail fuses with modern functionality through a varied range of stitch techniques, fibres, colour palettes and surface embroidery.
Each of the four chapters are named in honour of a renowned Pre-Raphaelite muse: Lizzie Siddal, Fanny Eaton, Annie Miller and Effie Gray. The models in the lookbook have been chosen as they share a likeness to the influential women, who all played important roles in reshaping the arts and challenging Victorian society. Iconic paintings such as Ophelia have been recreated in captivating photography and have inspired many of the project names in the respective chapters. Romanticism is reflected and explored throughout YARN Bookazine 12. In interviews with creatives, paper artist Pippa Dyrlage describes the inspiration and passion behind her incredibly intricate work and we discover what influences artist and craftsman Hugh Dunford’s lively hand-printed wallpaper. Take a glimpse into the intriguing life of Fanny Eaton, Victorian Britain’s most visible woman of colour highlighted in the compelling article, ‘Model, Muse & Mother’.