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The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook Author Deborah Robson
ISBN-10 9781603427111
Release 2011
Pages 438
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Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.

The Fleece Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece   Fiber Sourcebook Author Carol Ekarius
ISBN-10 9781603427647
Release 2011-06-30
Pages 448
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This one-of-a-kind encyclopedia shines a spotlight on more than 200 animals and their wondrous fleece. Profiling a worldwide array of fiber-producers that includes northern Africa’s dromedary camel, the Navajo churro, and the Tasmanian merino, Carol Ekarius and Deborah Robson include photographs of each animal’s fleece at every stage of the handcrafting process, from raw to cleaned, spun, and woven. The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook is an artist’s handbook, travel guide, and spinning enthusiast’s ultimate reference source all in one.

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook Author Deborah Robson
ISBN-10 9781603427111
Release 2011
Pages 438
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Examines different animals and the unique characteristics of their fibers and discusses which type of yarn is ideal for projects, including baby garments and stadium blankets.

The Field Guide to Fleece

The Field Guide to Fleece Author Deborah Robson
ISBN-10 9781612121789
Release 2013
Pages 232
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Provides different breeds of sheep and explains the best way to prepare their fleece for spinning, the natural colors of the fleece and how well it dyes, the best use for the wool, and fleece weights, staple lengths, and fiber diameters.

Adventures in Yarn Farming

Adventures in Yarn Farming Author Barbara Parry
ISBN-10 1590308239
Release 2013
Pages 310
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Provides instructions for thirteen projects with accompanying essays detailing life on the farm, including spinning and dying wool, sheep sheering, and knitting.

Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools

Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools Author Deborah Robson
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924085802639
Release 2002-01-01
Pages 96
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This volume chronicles not only the splendid woven and knitted pieces included in the Save the Sheep exhibit but also the 21 endangered breeds whose fleece was used in their creation. Provided is information on the exhibit's history, peculiarities, and cultural contribution.

Color in Spinning

Color in Spinning Author Deb Menz
ISBN-10 1931499829
Release 2005-04-01
Pages 240
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Written expressly for the hand spinner seeking new adventures in color, this manual presents in-depth discussions and step-by-step photographed demonstrations of immersion dyeing, painting rovings, blending colors and fibers, and spinning and plying multicolored preparations. A chapter on understanding color principles offers novice spinners the skills needed to easily work with color while providing advanced spinning techniques for the expert dyer. A gallery of finished pieces as well as appendixes on dye workshops and metric conversions are included.

The Spinner s Book of Yarn Designs

The Spinner s Book of Yarn Designs Author Sarah Anderson
ISBN-10 9781603429023
Release 2013-06-24
Pages 256
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Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn! This step-by-step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair bouclé to novelties like supercoils. Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers. Take your crafting to a new level and ensure that you have the best yarn available by spinning it yourself.


Yarnitecture Author Jillian Moreno
ISBN-10 9781612125220
Release 2016-08-23
Pages 256
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Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. Jillian Moreno leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns.

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn Author Ashley Martineau
ISBN-10 0764166077
Release 2013-11-01
Pages 208
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Provides easy to follow step-by-step tutorials for preparing, dyeing, and spinning different fibers.


Intertwined Author Lexi Boeger
ISBN-10 9781616734664
Release 2011-02-09
Pages 304
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This book is a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations. The book also features profiles, anecdotes, essays, and thoughts on fiber arts and the creative process. Contributors range from Alpaca farmers and cutting-edge spinners to well-known knitwear designers.

Spinning Wool

Spinning Wool Author Anne Field
ISBN-10 1408130815
Release 2010
Pages 160
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All the basics of spinning wool are covered here, as well as more advanced spinning techniques. Alongside the step-by-step yarn designs and the section on knitting and weaving projects, this title is perfect for anyone wanting to delve into the world of spinning.


Angora Author Erica Lynne
ISBN-10 0934026750
Release 1992
Pages 134
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Angora has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Angora also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Angora book for free.

Spin Art

Spin Art Author Jacey Boggs
ISBN-10 9781620333266
Release 2013-06-01
Pages 158
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Push your spinning skills to new heights and get adventurous with textured yarn with Spin Art! Jacey Boggs helps you bring textured yarns to the next level in Spin Art. Inside you'll learn all the secrets behind her exciting new fusion of traditional spinning and envelope-pushing creativity. The yarn styles explored in this comprehensive spinning guide are as well made as they are inventive. Jacey walks you through each of her techniques, with a refreshing mixture of quirky, fanciful, and unexpected designs that are always skillfully constructed. Inside you'll discover: How to create innovative, eye-catching single and plied spun yarn styles, including wraps, beehives, bumps, racing stripes, loops, bubblewrap, multiplied, and more. Detailed technical instruction with step-by-step photos with finished spun yarn and swatch close-ups. Jacey's bright personality and motivational tips to inspire all spinning enthusiasts to unleash their creative spirit. Jacey has bottled the energy and expertise of her highly sought after workshops into a personal, at-home textured yarn workshop experience for you. Spin Art is an irresistible adventure for spinners who are interested in creating delightful and durable textured yarns.

How to Spin

How to Spin Author Beth Smith
ISBN-10 9781612126135
Release 2016-03-08
Pages 128
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Expert Beth Smith teaches you everything you need to know to spin your own yarn, from choosing a spinning wheel to every stage of preparing your fiber, plying, winding off, and finishing. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it simple and easy!

Start Spinning

Start Spinning Author Maggie Casey
ISBN-10 9781620332009
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 120
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For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size.

Respect the Spindle

Respect the Spindle Author Abby Franquemont
ISBN-10 9781596681552
Release 2009-12-01
Pages 136
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Why would modern spinners choose to make yarn with a prehistoric tool? Abby Franquemont explores one of the world's most productive, versatile, and convenient devices and teaches readers to make yarn using it.