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The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook :
 Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting

With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit-even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing with Kool-Aid. With photos and illustrations of finished examples, sock patterns such as newborn socks and magic genie toe socks, and advice on how to create one-of-a-kind projects, it will appeal to all levels of knitters and spinners.

The Whole Craft of Spinning from the
Raw Material to the Finished Yarn

You can master the timeless craft of spinning with this clear, easy-to-follow manual. Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery and macrame. Author’s preface. 33 illustrations, 10 black-and-white photographs.

Knitting With Dog Hair : Better a Sweater
from a Dog You Know and Love Than
from a Sheep You'll Never Meet

Learn to recycle Rover into beautiful garments and accessories as the authors teach you this wacky new spin on an old craft. Knitting with Dog Hair is the definitive guide to putting on the dog!

In this tip-filled, easy-to-use book, the authors tell:

-How to make Afghan or a beret from your Beagle: you pet can yield yarn
-How to collect, clean, and store your pooch's fur
-How to modify your patterns to accommodate pet-spun yarn
-How to find experienced pet hair spinners, a guide to resources and suppliers

From mittens from a Malamute to caps from a Collie, this illustrated guide is the creative answer to that vexing shedding problem. This fetching book is certain to be this year's best in show!

The Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Book
This big, beautiful book with 435 illustrations is the clearest and most comprehensive ever published on the subject--explains everything the expert or beginner needs to know on how to weave, spin, and dye.

Hands on Spinning
Understanding how spinning works, building a simple spindle, spinning on a treadle wheel, choosing a wheel, preparing fibers, carding, twisting, and plying are explored in fully illustrated detail.

Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch
Here are step-by-step instructions and illustrations that explain how to make yarn from scratch using handspindles-simple tools used to turn wool into yarn. Designed to appeal to the beginning spinner, tips and hints are provided that illustrate how easy, enjoyable, and relaxing spinning can be. This manual also includes complete instructions for five simple, appealing projects: a woven sleeve, a knitted bunny bag, a knitted baby hat, knitted fingerless mittens, and a crocheted hat.

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning
Amos Alden is a legend and mentor to the growing handcraft community of spinning. He shares his deep knowledge of wheel mechanics, spinning fibers, wheel construction, and yarn, as well as a wealth of spinning history and traditions. Every aspect of handspinning is explored, including dissolving lanolin, washing fleece, rotating wheel position, and choosing types of wool. Also discussed are various hand positions, which can result in everything from smooth, fine thread to funky, bulky yarn.

The Art of the Loom : 
Weaving, Spinning, and Dyeing Across the World

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