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Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning

Author : Judith MacKenzie McCuin
ISBN : 9781118153109
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 66. 23 MB
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With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review The skill demonstrated is defined and described Detailed color photos demonstrate each step Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo Helpful tips provide additional guidance

Hands On Spinning

Author : Lee Raven
ISBN : 0934026270
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 55. 89 MB
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Understanding how spinning works, choosing a wheel, building a simple spindle, spinning on a treadle wheel, preparing fibers, carding, twisting, and plying.

The Ashford Book Of Spinning

Author : Anne Field
ISBN : 0908704941
Genre : Hand spinning
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'If, through this book, you achieve a sense of accomplishment while mastering a relaxing and useful craft, I will have done my work.' Anne Field Spinning is a practical and creatively satisfying hobby with continuing appeal, especially in this age of mass production. The Ashford Book of Spinning is a comprehensive spinning guide written by a leading New Zealand spinner and weaver. The author, Anne Field, has an international reputation as a first-class teacher, writer and superb craftsperson. Anne Field's instructions are clearly written and easy to understand, and are illustrated with over one hundred step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Her text is inspirational and encouraging, and will appeal to the novice as well as to those who wish to increase their knowledge. In addition to advice on spinning wool with a variety of techniques, Anne Field offers chapters on the use of other fibres and yarns, and on dyeing. There is also an introduction to the craft of felting and a useful selection of patterns for knitting, crocheting and weaving your own handspun yarn. First published in 1986, The Ashford Book of Spinning has been sold all over the world and is widely regarded as the foremost text on the subject. This revised edition introduces the latest techniques and equipment, and includes a range of new projects using handspun wool and other fibres.

The Intentional Spinner W Dvd

Author : Judith M McCuin
ISBN : 1596683600
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 76. 95 MB
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If you are interested in exploring the infinite possibilities of making your own yarns, veteran spinner and teacher Judith MacKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding, and invaluable information about your craft in The Intentional Spinner with DVD. The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a compendium of spinning wisdom, with a fun blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and gently opinionated narrative. Yarn making is approached in three fundamental areas: Understanding Fibers: Compare the rich historic traditions of plant and animal fibers with the fascinating scientific advances in synthesizing fibers. Managing Yarn Structure: Step-by-step instructions and photographs demonstrate the range of possibilities in yarn, from sturdy plied yarns to playful novelty yarns. Practical Uses: Learn how to make yarns that precisely match your needs with decision making and planning to create the exact project you want from the beginning. The Intentional Spinner with DVD includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. The projects explain how to choose material, techniques, and finish the processes. The enclosed DVD features detailed information on yarn diameter, plying, novelty yarn structures, and finishing. Blending technical expertise and fascinating lore, The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a must-have reference for every spinner.

Spinning Dyeing Weaving

Author : Penny Walsh
ISBN : 1616080027
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Weaving your own textiles is a rewarding activity that comes with the added benefit of knowing that the entire process can be done by hand, with little outside energy. This handbook, with detailed, full-color illustrations, explores where different fibers come from, how to grow and harvest them, and how to prepare them for spinning, dyeing, and weaving. The principles of spinning are explained, and detailed information is included on how to dye your fibers at home with natural dyestuff. Also, there are numerous weaving patterns for simple projects, including scarves, hats, and rugs.

Illustration School Let S Draw A Story

Author : Sachiko Umoto
ISBN : 9781631590931
Genre : Art
File Size : 32. 3 MB
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Created by one of Japan's most popular artists, this book provides detailed and complete instruction for colourful illustrations presented in a fun "finish the story" format.

Teach Yourself Visually Hand Dyeing

Author : Barbara Parry
ISBN : 9780470452820
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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As the DIY trend continues, crafters are taking their skills to the next level and are looking for "what's next." Hand-dyeing is on the rise--giving crafters the freedom to create their own unique yarns and fibers to spin wholly original projects. This photo-intensive book covers everything from dyeing with Kool-Aid to more involved processes like working with acid dyes and hand-painting. Concealed wiro binding allows the book to lay flat--perfect for undertaking projects with wet or dye-covered hands. Barbara Parry (Shelburne, MA) is the founder and creative vision behind Foxfire Fiber & Designs. She produces her own yarn line from the wool of the sheep she raises on her farm in the Berkshire foothills, which is home to 70 sheep, two llamas, and two goats. The wool she produces is prized by knitters and handspinners and has won numerous awards. Barbara chronicles life on her farm in her blog "Sheep Gal: Notes from a Shelburne Shepherd" (www.sheepgal.typepad.com).

Respect The Spindle

Author : Abby Franquemont
ISBN : 9781596685147
Genre : Hand spinning
File Size : 60. 16 MB
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Enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple proje.

Finger Knitting Fun

Author : Vickie Howell
ISBN : 9781631590702
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 44. 19 MB
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Quick and simple, finger knitting is the perfect project for children, learning how to knit is the best way to start crafting without cumbersome needles!

Rethinking The Internet Of Things

Author : Francis daCosta
ISBN : 9781430257417
Genre : Computers
File Size : 83. 8 MB
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Apress is proud to announce that Rethinking the Internet of Things was a 2014 Jolt Award Finalist, the highest honor for a programming book. And the amazing part is that there is no code in the book. Over the next decade, most devices connected to the Internet will not be used by people in the familiar way that personal computers, tablets and smart phones are. Billions of interconnected devices will be monitoring the environment, transportation systems, factories, farms, forests, utilities, soil and weather conditions, oceans and resources. Many of these sensors and actuators will be networked into autonomous sets, with much of the information being exchanged machine-to-machine directly and without human involvement. Machine-to-machine communications are typically terse. Most sensors and actuators will report or act upon small pieces of information - "chirps". Burdening these devices with current network protocol stacks is inefficient, unnecessary and unduly increases their cost of ownership. This must change. The architecture of the Internet of Things must evolve now by incorporating simpler protocols toward at the edges of the network, or remain forever inefficient. Rethinking the Internet of Things describes reasons why we must rethink current approaches to the Internet of Things. Appropriate architectures that will coexist with existing networking protocols are described in detail. An architecture comprised of integrator functions, propagator nodes, and end devices, along with their interactions, is explored.

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