Yarn Works

Yarn Works

How to Spin, Dye, and Knit your Own Yarn

Book - 2014
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Quayside Pub Group
Yarn Works is a comprehensive guide to the techniques of spinning and dying yarn and includes ten projects knitted with the various types of handspun yarn featured throughout the book.



Grand Central Pub

Yarn Works is the ultimate sheep to sweater reference book for fiber enthusiasts everywhere. Have you ever wondered what the best spin method is for a chunky yarn? Or how to dye fiber to the color you want? Or perhaps your yarn isn't holding its shape when you knit... This how-to book answers all of those questions and more in a detailed, behind-the-science manner. The better you understand the science behind the subject, the better you'll be at applying your creative inspiration to spinning, dyeing, and knitting your own yarn. This book is divided into four main sections - Fiber Workshop, Spin Workshop, Dye Workshop, and Knit Workshop - and includes a brief history on each subject. Each short, informational workshop takes you through the essential learning activities for spinning, dyeing, and knitting, giving you the hands-on experience you'll need to master the subject. Follow yarn from its fiber beginnings, through the process of spinning, to dyeing the spun yarn with natural and synthetic dyes, and finally finish off by using your new yarn in fun projects. Whether you're a knitter interested in learning to spin and dye your own yarn; or a current spinner or dyer looking for inspiration, you'll find everything you need to know about the subject of yarn in this book, along with some great exercises to get your creative juices flowing.



Baker & Taylor
Introduces the processes of spinning and dying yarn and explains how to match homespun fiber and yarn to knitted projects.

Publisher: Mankato, Minnesota : Creative, c2014
ISBN: 9781589237889
Branch Call Number: 746.432 JOH
Characteristics: 192 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm.

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May 15, 2014

Very good resource book and well organized. A lot of information provided on different kinds of fibers that are available, and then on spinning (using a drop spindle and a wheel), dyeing, and knitting the yarn you have created. What was especially useful to me were the directions on using fiber-reactive dyes (used on plant-based fibers like cotton and bamboo). Most other books only discuss dyeing protein fibers like wool and silk, and with the incredible variety of fibers which are now available, that is too limiting. Also had directions for some cute knitted projects (although not everyone knits--it would have been nice if the author had included a couple of crochet projects).

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