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Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn

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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.

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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.

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W.J. Johnson (aka Wendy J. Johnson) has been spinning, dyeing, and knitting for more than thirty years. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Music with additional arts education in Fiber Arts, Graphic Design, and Architecture. She is a fiber artist, photographer, media and installation artist, and educator in the fiber arts, with an emphasis on spinning, dyeing, weaving, and knitting. Her fiber arts, photography, and fine art work is highlighted in her company Saga Hill Designs, www.SagaHill.com.
 
She has been a champion for Swedish textile arts and has facilitated exhibits on Swedish knitting artists (Elsebeth Lavold, Inger Fredholm, and Bohus Stickning—all at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minn.). Wendy was a principal author, photographer, and designer of the book Bohus Stickning—Radiant Knits: An Enchanting Obsession.
 
She is also the President and Art Director of Points Of View Productions, a multimedia company; and founder of Elder Eye Design, where she is “The Legibility Doctor”, advising clients on legibility issues in print, space design, and products for the aging eye. On the side, Wendy visits fleece on the hoof as she and her border collies attempt to “come by” sheep every so often in a dance called “herding.” Wendy lives in an area west of Minneapolis with her husband and two crazy border collies in a home she designed using aging-friendly principles.

About the Author

Crystal Bay, Minnesota

Product Details

ISBN:
9781589237889
Author:
Johnson, Wendy J
Publisher:
Creative Publishing International
Author:
Johnson, Wendy J.
Author:
Johnson, W. J.
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Fiber
Subject:
dyeing yarns
Subject:
spinning yarns
Subject:
Knitting
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20140131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
220
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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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.

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W.J. Johnson (aka Wendy J. Johnson) has been spinning, dyeing, and knitting for more than thirty years. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Music with additional arts education in Fiber Arts, Graphic Design, and Architecture. She is a fiber artist, photographer, media and installation artist, and educator in the fiber arts, with an emphasis on spinning, dyeing, weaving, and knitting. Her fiber arts, photography, and fine art work is highlighted in her company Saga Hill Designs, www.SagaHill.com.
 
She has been a champion for Swedish textile arts and has facilitated exhibits on Swedish knitting artists (Elsebeth Lavold, Inger Fredholm, and Bohus Stickning—all at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minn.). Wendy was a principal author, photographer, and designer of the book Bohus Stickning—Radiant Knits: An Enchanting Obsession.
 
She is also the President and Art Director of Points Of View Productions, a multimedia company; and founder of Elder Eye Design, where she is “The Legibility Doctor”, advising clients on legibility issues in print, space design, and products for the aging eye. On the side, Wendy visits fleece on the hoof as she and her border collies attempt to “come by” sheep every so often in a dance called “herding.” Wendy lives in an area west of Minneapolis with her husband and two crazy border collies in a home she designed using aging-friendly principles.

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