Books by Prudence

freeform style

Freeform Style: Blend Knit & Crochet to Create Fiber Art Wearables

by Prudence Mapstone & Jonelle Raffino (2009)
ISBN 976-1-60061-138-4 

Prudence's latest book, written with Jonelle Raffino of SWTC, is now widely available.

Learn to combine freeform knitting and crochet into gorgeous wearable art with patterns and instruction for every level of freeform artist.

Ask for it at a bookshop near you.

coat of many scrumbles

Coat of Many Scrumbles

Group project by Prudence Mapstone & 64 members of the international free form crochet guild (2007) 
ISBN 978-0-9580443-4-9

Lots of inspiration for scrumbling! Read about how 63 fiberartists and crocheters from around the world got together to take up a challenge, and created four magnificent art-to-wear garments.

>> Available through Etsy or CraftUmi or in the USA ask your yarn store to order (from Unicorn Books, CA)

freeform by prudence mapstone

Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet

2nd Edition
by Prudence Mapstone (2006)

ISBN 978-0-9580443-3-2

Including tips on Finding the Right Yarns, Choosing Your Colours, Fabrication, Patterns and Hints for Successful Freeform Knitting & Crochet. This book is now out of print.

>> Now available as an 88 page PDF eBook on my Tutorials, Patterns & Booklets page

Note: If you already have the 1st edition of this book, the 2nd Edition version includes the same text, however it is updated with a fresh design and beautiful new photographs.

never too many handbags

Never too many handbags

by Prudence Mapstone (2005)
ISBN 0-9580443-2-5

A guide to creating your own original handbag using freeform knitting & crochet. Full of ideas and techniques for unusual handbag design, showcasing a wide range of Prudence's unique designs in full colour.

>> Limited print copies available at Etsy or CraftUmi
>> PDF eBook version now available online

bullions & beyond

Bullions & Beyond 

Tips & techniques for the crochet bullion stitch
by Prudence Mapstone (2005)

This book is no longer in print, but has been transformed into a 16 page PDF tutorial and is available for sale online

>> Visit the Patterns page for more information

Specifically focusing on bullions, the tutorial hopes to demystify the elusive bullion stitch. Includes many variations and applications of the stitch.


Other Publications

Prudence's work has also been featured in the following publications alongside other fibre artists.

crochet master class

Crochet Master Class

by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss (2010)
ISBN 978-0307586537

Crochet Master Class presents 18 crochet techniques taught by some of the world’s best crochet designers and instructors.

Each chapter focuses on a different technique, inviting you to dip in, experiment, and then apply your newfound skills to create a custom piece designed by these crochet luminaries.

take along knitting book

Take-Along Knitting

20+ Easy Portable Projects (2009)
ISBN 978-1440305382

Patterns by Stefanie Japel, Prudence Mapstone, Hannah Fettig & more. Take Along Knitting gives readers a range of portable knitting projects in one convenient package.

textiles now

Textiles Now

by Drusilla Cole (2008)
ISBN 978-1856695725

Textiles Now celebrates international contemporary textile design focusing on fabric and fiber designs from the past five years that have been created for use in decorative art fashion and interior design.

Illustrated with photographs showing the textiles and where appropriate their end use in context. Clear captions provide information on the contributing artists their techniques and inspirations enabling a deeper critical understanding and appreciation of the medium.

textiles & design

Textiles & Design

by Christine Castle & Lynda Peters (2007)
ISBN 978-0170133111

This publication is the new text for senior textiles students in NSW, Australia. Written by two of the state's leading teachers and providing detailed information on every aspect of the Preliminary and HSC Syllabus, this text is the only one of its kind available.

It features fresh case studies and a beautiful, highly-photographic design.


50 years of flower power - a freeform crochet and knit artwork

Join me in creating a unique piece of wall art for an upcoming textile art show in Sydney (Australia). Freeform crochet or knit contributions are sought worldwide: be part of a joint creation to be exhibited at Fibrefest, Sydney, May 1-3, 2015.

> See my blogpost for further details

2015 Calendar now online

View details of over 25 workshops, craft shows and tours by Prudence in 2015.

>> View the complete Calendar for booking details

New eBooks available online

Since Prudence's Freeform: Serendipitous Design Techniques for Knitting & Crochet book is out of print and the Never Too Many Handbags book is almost out of print, these are now available for download as PDF ebooks.
>> See the Tutorials & Patterns page for details

Hang Ups Group Exhibition

A group of freeformers on Ravelry have been working on pieces for a exhibition entitled 'Hang Ups'.  It has recently been on show in Sydney, Australia, and Auckland, New Zealand, and now also Brisbane.  The exhibition will travel and grow throughout the year as more pieces are received.  >> See photos from the first two exhibitions online

Yarns & Books available online

My PDF patterns are always available through the Tutorials page here on the website, and from time to time I also sell interesting yarns, colour-coordinated packs for freeformers plus my books and tutorials online, in AU$, at CraftUmi.
Or if you are looking for my books and would prefer to pay in US$, you might prefer to check out my Etsy store.

2012 Calendar

Including over 30 workshops, shows and tours.
>> View the complete Calendar for booking details


Welcome to Knot Just Knitting, the home of Prudence Mapstone's freeform fibre art.

Here you can learn about freeform, browse freeform creations in the gallery, purchase PDF tutorials & patterns for freeform & traditional knitting and crochet, view Prudence's extensive calendar of workshops & tours, and link to Prudence's other online pursuits.


Keep up with Prudence's work via Ravelry, Blogger, Yahoo Groups, Flickr & Etsy or share her inspiration on Pinterest
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