Crafts & Hobbies

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427112

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 438

View: 6071

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Carol Ekarius,Deborah Robson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427643

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 448

View: 9592

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook

More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603427112

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 438

View: 5590

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Field Guide to Fleece

100 Sheep Breeds and How to Use Their Fibers

Author: Deborah Robson,Carol Ekarius

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612121780

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 231

View: 4944

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

The Spinner's Book of Fleece

Author: Beth Smith

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612120393

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 1666

Explains the crucial factors that spinners, knitters and weavers need to know in order to create yarn, describing 21 different breeds of sheep, their characteristics and history and the structure, grease content and fiber diameter of each one's fleece.
Crafts & Hobbies

Adventures in Yarn Farming

Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm

Author: Barbara Parry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1590308239

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 310

View: 9924

Provides instructions for thirteen projects with accompanying essays detailing life on the farm, including spinning and dying wool, sheep sheering, and knitting.
Crafts & Hobbies

Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning

Author: Judith MacKenzie McCuin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118153103

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 224

View: 7882

With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review The skill demonstrated is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance
Crafts & Hobbies

The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs

Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns

Author: Sarah Anderson

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603429026

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 256

View: 8658

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

Intertwined

The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning

Author: Lexi Boeger

Publisher: Quarry Books

ISBN: 1616734663

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 304

View: 1027

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

Learn to Spin with Anne Field

Author: Anne Field

Publisher: Trafalgar Square Publishing

ISBN: 9781570764929

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 207

View: 2519

Offers step-by-step directions to guide the novice spinner through the essentials of getting started, including preparation of fleeces, techniques and spinning methods, plying, treadling, skeining, drafting, and blending.
Hand spinning

Respect the Spindle

Author: Abby Franquemont

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 159668514X

Category: Hand spinning

Page: 137

View: 8756

Enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple proje.
Crafts & Hobbies

Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece

Dip-Dyeing, Hand-Painting, Tie-Dyeing, and Other Creative Techniques

Author: Gail Callahan

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1603424687

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 168

View: 4122

Provides instructions for dying yarn and fleece using various techniques, designs, and dyes, along with information on supplies and finding the right colors.
Crafts & Hobbies

Pure Wool

A Guide to Using Single-Breed Yarns

Author: Susan Blacker

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811760952

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 144

View: 9043

How to select and wisely use single-breed wool yarn for knitting, crocheting, and other needlecrafts.
Crafts & Hobbies

Yarnitecture

A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want

Author: Jillian Moreno

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612125212

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 240

View: 9908

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.
Crafts & Hobbies

Hand Spinning

Essential Technical and Creative Skills

Author: Pam Austin

Publisher: The Crowood Press

ISBN: 1785003747

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 4247

Hand spinning is a peaceful, wholesome and creative craft that can bring immense joy and satisfaction to a busy life. This beautiful book explains how to spin unique yarn using natural raw materials such as fleece, flax and silk. It aims to teach, encourage and inspire spinners to extend their skills and uncover the mystique surrounding the long draw, the hallmark skill of accomplishment in hand spinning. It includes over 200 supporting images and clear step-by-step instructions on spinning methods, fibre preparation, colour skills, dyeing, yarn structure, art and yarn design. It will bring inspiration and pleasure to all spinners, regardless of experience or expertise. Gives clear and precise instructions for the long draw, worsted and core-spinning techniques that determine yarn quality and performance; Outlines how to choose and prepare fleece, flax, silk and camelid fibre for hand spinning; Includes proven definite colour skills that will personalize and enhance hand-spun work; Describes dyeing animal and vegetable fibre and yarn, without special materials or equipment, using natural and synthetic dyes; Encourages use of classic yarn structures such as boucle, gimp, coils, and crepe, as design features for unusual visual and textural effect; Individual hand-spun work illustrates the concept of art yarn and the design process; Suggests projects for the mindful spinner, from making a Shetland hap to creating art yarn that has meaning, artistry and purpose. Beautifully illustrated with 204 colour photographs and 12 artworks.
Hand spinning

Spinning Wool

Beyond the Basics

Author: Anne Field

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781869537852

Category: Hand spinning

Page: 160

View: 4716

An essential book for all spinners who want to get the best out of their craft. This revised and updated edition, now in full colour, is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques explored in the author's The Ashford Book of Spinning.
Crafts & Hobbies

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns

Author: Ashley Martineau

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764166075

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 208

View: 3492

Provides easy to follow step-by-step tutorials for preparing, dyeing, and spinning different fibers.
Crafts & Hobbies

Creative Weaving

Author: Sarah Howard,Elisabeth Kendrick

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781600590986

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 111

View: 2686

The timeless craft of weaving is experiencing a resurgence of interest--and this colorful guide, featuring 30 spectacular fabric designs, shows just how easy it is to learn and how enjoyable it can be to do. Follow a thorough tutorial in the basics, complete with beautiful hand-drawn illustrations that lay out how to work with a table loom. Then try a variety of weaving styles, from traditional to playful, from subtle variations in color to bold experiments with form. Work with traditional fibers or play with unusual materials such as recycled fabrics, feathers, foil, and even plastic bags. A gallery showcases how 12 weaves can be transformed into functional objects, including throws, cushions, shawls, and scarves.
Crafts & Hobbies

Spin Control

Author: Amy King

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: 9781596681057

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 120

View: 8729

From soft, bulky single yarns to serviceable three-ply for heavy use, this guide to handspun yarns combines the positive traits of commercial yarns with personal touches. Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results. Instructions on core spinning and less traditional techniques lead off the beaten path to novelty yarns. Each type of yarn is explored in detail with instructions on how to make them.
Crafts & Hobbies

Handspun Treasures from Rare Wools

Author: Deborah Robson

Publisher: Interweave

ISBN: N.A

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 1577

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.