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December 12, 2010

Fibre Facts cover

Fibre Facts
by Bette Hochberg was written in response to her hearing a weaver instruct a class that they would not know what their weaving would do until it came off of the loom. From that observation came this small book full of facts and figures about both natural and synthetic fibers and their properties, from absorbency to warmth. All of this in an effort to educate weavers and other fiber crafters in what they can expect from the products of their handicrafts based on the fibers used.



Includes bibliographical references (p. 66).

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The knitter's book of Yarn cover

The Knitter's Book of Yarn
by Clara Parkes helps knitters to take the mystery out of the fibers and production of yarn to better pair yarn to patterns. Exploring yarns from single ply to novelty, and yarn produced from large commercial mills to small farm owned operations, she creates a yarn standard so that knitters can develop an intuitive sense of different yarns. This information can then be used to substitute yarns in patterns or understand replacement yarns for those no longer in production but suggested for a particular pattern.



Includes index.

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The knitter's book of Wool cover

The Knitter's Book of Wool
by Clara Parkes opens with an allusion to the quality of commercial wool yarn being similar to that of all the wine in the world being poured into one large vat, mixed together and rebottled. There was not enough room in
The Knitter's Book of Yarn
to cover the nuances of the different types and breeds of wool producing sheep and so this second book was published.



Includes index.

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