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Contemporary Weaving Patterns Contemporary Weaving Patterns
by Margo Selby
weaving with colour and texture: a unique guide to over 150 exceptional patterns. This books acts as a starting point for beginner weavers looking for ideas and inspiration on what to weave as well as being a dependable look-it-up directory for experienced weavers.
The focus throughout is on mixing colour and yarn types to give your woven fabrics a contemporary twist, creating textiles rich with colour and texture.
The books contains techniques which can be recreated on 4 and 8 shaft looms as well as some complex ideas for advanced weavers. Beginners can follow the set-up diagrams and lifting patterns to have a go at the ideas contained in the directory. Fabric samples are shown in colour in close-up so you can really see the detail.
Paperback 144 pages
 


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Crochet So Lovely - NEW
by Kirstin Omdahl
21 carefree crocheted lace designs including designs which play with gauge, all-over lace designs, keeping lace as a focal point, and working motifs as well as broomstick lace, Tunisian crochet and Bruges lace.
Designs include shawls and cowls, sweaters ande cardigans and tunics. Show off your shaping techniques with fitted garments and even a crochet-felted handbag.
Paperback 136 pages 


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Dyeing to Spin & KnitDyeing to Spin & Knit
by Felicia Lo
Techniques and tips on how to make hand-dyed yarns, understanding of how dyeing affects knitted yarns and hand-spun yarn. Learn how to combine and co-ordinate colours and how to control the results when dyeing wool, silk and fibres. Experiment to subdue intense colours or prevent muddiness in handspun. 10 patterns that use handspun and hand dyed yarns to their advantage.
Paperback 160 pages 


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Handy Book of Patterns
by Ann Budd
you need never be stuck for a pattern whilst using replacement or hand-spun yarn by using the handy charts in this book for basic garments in multiple sizes and gauges. Simply work your tension square, find the corresponding size and follow on from there. Includes handy tips on finishing garments in different ways to give a new slant on simple projects.
Hardback, spiral bound 112 pages 


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Lichen DyesLichen Dyes
by Karen Diadick Casselman
a source book containing details of fungi and algae which can be used to produce colour on cloth and fibre. Includes a handy chart with Latin name and colour result.
Paperback 86 pages 


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Modern Natural Dyer
by Kristine Vejar
Thousands of natural materials can produce glorious colour: the cochineal insect produces pink, maroon and purple, and more than 500 species of plants produce colours from soft yellow to indigo blue. Now, in The Modern Natural Dyer, expert Kristine Vejar shares the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home with foraged and garden-raised dyestuffs as well as with natural dye extracts. Demystifying the magic, she explains in straightforward, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting colour. With stunning photography of the dyes themselves, the dyeing process, and 20 projects for home and wardrobe, The Modern Natural Dyer is a complete resource for aspiring and experienced dye artisans.

- the most user-friendly techniques for dyeing at home
- explained in straightforward, easy-to-follow detail how to produce consistent, long-lasting colour
- Includes 20 projects for home and wardrobe
Hardback 192 pages
 


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Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax & HempPractical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax & Hemp
by Stephanie Gaustad
Cotton, flax and lhemp behave very differently from wool an d special handling is required. Learn about these different fibres, how to card, prepare and spin them and overcome potential troube-spots like drafting and adding twist. A small section of dyeing these plant fibres and how to clean, ply and set the twist in the yarn.
Paperback 160 pages 


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Practical Spinner's Guide to Rare Luxury Fibres NEW
by Judith MacKenzie
From angora to bison, camel to cashmere, there's a whole world of rare luxury fibres just waiting to be spun.
This book covers a host of fibres giving historical information about them, how they are used today and charateristics of each. The author also looks at spinning techniques, knitting and weaving them and dyeing them once spun.
Paperback 144 pages 


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Rustic Modern Crochet - NEWRustic Modern Crochet - NEW
by Yumiko Alexander
18 crochet designs inspired by nature with a dash of urban cool. The simple, elegant designs for gloves and hats, shawls, capes and tops highlight eye-catching designs and silhouettes.
Paperback 112 pages 


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Spinner's Book of Fleece
by Beth Smith
a breed by breed guide to chosing and spinning fibre. Select the perfect fibre for every purpose. Explore the basic characteristics of fleece from crimp, lock shape and fineness and learn how they affect the quality of the yarn you spin. Instructions for cleaning and processing fleece and colour photographs throughout of the sheep, fleece and fibres.
Hardback 248 pages 


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3 Skeins or Less - NEW3 Skeins or Less - NEW
by Tanis Gray
Fresh knitted accessories is a collection of fun knitted projects all in 3 skeins or less. 25 accessories including shawls, socks, hats and berets, mittens and cowls, plus a tank top, cropped sweater and camisole.
A variety of designers have collaborated to give you this useful book full of practical designs.
Paperback 144 pages 


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Whole Craft of Spinning
by Carol Kroll
learn to spin from raw material to the finished garment with this book which gives clear instructions and easy to follow directions for spinning on a drop spindle and spinning wheel. Aided by 43 illustrations
Paperback 48 pages 


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Whole Craft of Spinning

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Worldwide Colours of Felt Worldwide Colours of Felt
complied by Ellen Bakker
The theme in this new edition of Textile-link is "colour", which is apparent from the title.
Extraordinary about this latest book is the division into ten different colour chapters. Each chapter starts with a personal story in which an artist explains about her favourite colour. Over 500 participants display their work in the chapters purple, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, black-white-grey and natural/unpainted.

This extraordinary book project contains utensils, jewels, hats, shoes, slippers, toys, figures, tapestries... too many to sum up. Over 800 images are accompanied by portrait photographs of the artists and their web address or social media link.
Hardback 168 pages  


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Woven Shibori
by Catharine Ellis
revised and updated version of this popular book.Learn how to create beautiful woven cloth using environmentally friendly natural dyes. Shibori is the Japanese are of folding, stitching, tying or wrapping and then dyeing cloth to create stunning colour patterns. The author has devised a method of weaving using resist warp and weft threads which produce a similar effect.
Paperback 126 pages 


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Woven to Wear - NEWWoven to Wear - NEW
by Marilyn Murphy
More than just patterns - discover 17 designs and plenty of ideas for unique fabric and garments you'll want to wear again and again. Not only how to weave scarves, wraps and more, but advice for designing garments, cutting and sewing, adding edges and closures and combining woven fabrics with other techniques.
Paperback 144 pages
 


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