9780470289358

Fiber Gathering : Knit, Crochet, Spin, and Dye More Than 25 Projects Inspired by America's Festivals

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  • ISBN13:

    9780470289358

  • ISBN10:

    047028935X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-03-09
  • Publisher: Wiley
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Summary

Yarn enthusiasts from coast to coast are embracing fiber festivals with gusto, from New York's Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Festival to Oregon's Black Sheep Gathering. This large-format, full-color book is a stunning visual celebration of ten fiber festivals throughout the U.S., showcasing the rich marketplace and sprawling agricultural exhibits that attract visitors in astounding numbers. Perfect as a coffee table book, it also includes instructions for creating 20 unique knitting, crocheting, spinning, and dyeing projects that reflect the rural couture of these popular f?tes.Joanne Seiff (Bowling Green, KY) is a freelance writer, knitwear designer, educator, and fiber artist. Her writing and designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Better Homes and Gardens Knit It!, Spin-Off, Belle Armoire, and Wild Fibers magazines and online at Knitty.com and Handspinners.com, and her handspinning and knitting have won awards at the North Carolina and Tennessee State Fairs. Her Web site is joanneseiff.com.

Author Biography

Joanne Seiff is a freelance writer, knitwear designer, educator, and fiber artist. Her writing and designs have appeared in Interweave Knits, Vogue Knitting, Better Homes and Gardens' Knit It!, Spin-Off, Belle Armoire, and Wild Fibers magazines; in the KnitPicks Yarn Catalog; in the Lion Brand Book, Just Gifts and the KnitLit books; and online at Knitty.com and Handspinners.com. She has won awards and sold handspun yarn nationwide. In December 2005, her handspun and handknitted art was part of a juried exhibition at the Kiana Malekzadeh Gallery in New York City.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Northeast
Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival
The Food
Sheep Dog Demonstrations
Mary Jane Socks
Spirited Entrelac Polo
Learning to Hand Dye Multicolored Yarn
New York State Sheep and Wool Festival
New York Wine and Cheese
Festive Fingerless Mitts
Deep V
The Curious Ewe
New Hampshire Sheep and Wool Festival
Whats NEAOBA?
Apple Crisp Recipe
Unmistakably Warm Cowl
Natural Alpaca Ruana
South
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair
Asheville
Quick Felted Sweater Bag
Blossom
The Tennessee State Fair: A Spinning Competition and Fleece Auction
How to Wash Fleece: A General Guide
Spinning for Speed
Midwest
Michigan Fiber Festival
Kumihimo
Inexpensive Tools for Spinning: A Drop Spindle
Inexpensive Tools for Knitting: Knitting Needles
Creating a Skein
Heart of America Sheep Show and Fiber Fest
The New U.S. Lamb Market
Sit Upon: A Crocheted Wool Roving Seat Pad
Icelandic Winter Cap
Shearing Day
Preparing for and Helping at a Sheep Shearing
Skirting a Fleece
West
Black Sheep Gathering
The Woolen Mill
Fishtail Vest
Evergreen
Estes Park Wool Market
Lambs for Lunch
Mountain Ripple Socks
Mens Crochet Mock Cable Sweater
The Wool Festival at Taos
New Mexico Weaving Traditions
Navajo-Churro Sheep
A Trio of Southwestern-Style Pillows
Conclusions: Building Your Own Fiber Gathering
Thick & Thin Baby Coat & Cap
Classy Aran Long Skirt
Andean Plying
Techniques
Resources
Index
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