Adventures in Yarn Farming

Adventures in Yarn Farming

Four Seasons on A New England Fiber Farm

Book - 2013
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Random House, Inc.
A knitting book focusing on the sheep-to-shawl process by a well-known knitter, shepherd, and artisanal yarn producer.

Gain an insider's view on fiber farming and yarn craft, from sheep to skein, all told through the eyes of shepherd and textile artisan Barbara Parry. Follow her flock over the course of a year and discover all the facets of life with sheep: from shearing day and lambing season, to preparing fiber for yarn. Along the way you'll find projects for the fiber obsessed by top knitwear designers, essays on country life, and over 100 stunning photographs. With the growing locavore movement, the rising trend in sustainable farming, and the ever-increasing interest in crafting, this book is perfect for those who yearn for a closer connection to a rural lifestyle and who enjoy making things by hand.

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

& Taylor

Accompanied by 13 projects and essays on country life, a shepherd, knitter and textile artisan, who raises sheep, goats and llamas on her 220-acre farm in western Massachusetts, reveals all the facets of life connected to sheep and making yarn.

Publisher: Boston : Roost Books, c2013
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781590308233
Branch Call Number: 636.3145 PAR
Characteristics: ix, 310 p. :,col. ill., map ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Barnhart, Ben


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Oct 09, 2015

Looks like a very good read. I've got a similar breed of sheep that she does, so I think I will be able to gain a lot of knowledge from this book.

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