Timeless and beautiful shawls from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales in
an array of shapes with openwork, textured stitches, and lace
edgings. Everything you need to know to design and knit your own
shawls is provided, including detailed instructions for eight
Martha Waterman teaches, writes about, and creates traditional needlework, including quilting, spinning, knitting, and crochet-lacemaking. She is a fifth-generation needlewoman who specializes in the traditions of her Irish, Welsh, Scots, and English ancestry. Raised in a family skilled in traditional handcrafts, she was taught needlework at an early age by her mother and grandmother. Her quilt work has been exhibited nationally, and her articles on quilting appear regularly in national publications. She lives in Janesville, Iowa.