Three new books are now available from Storey Publishing. They cover crochet, quilting, and spinning. Without further ado, let's jump in. This is a very long post. Please click to jump straight to the quilt or spinning books. Crochet Taxidermy : 30 Quirky Animal Projects, from Mouse to Moose by … [Read more...] about 3 new book reviews: crochet, quilting, & spinning
Summer reads for the knitter can be difficult to find. If you haven't yet read Knitlandia by Clara Parkes, I urge you to open this slim book and be transported to fibery destinations. Knitlandia: A Knitter Sees the World by Clara Parkes ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Hardcover, 160 … [Read more...] about summer reading suggestion: Knitlandia
I'm powered by coffee and tea and wear hand-knit socks year-round, when C.C. aka javapurl asked if I'd be interested in reviewing her collection Coffee with C.C., I almost spilled my mug in my rush to reply, yes! This collection of seven patterns, six socks and a shawl does not disappoint. What … [Read more...] about knitting collection review: Coffee with C.C.
What sets an introductory book apart from the rest? Clear photos and comprehensive information that prove useful long after the basics are mastered, Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom is one of those special titles. As expected, all the steps needed to begin successful weaving are covered in the … [Read more...] about book review: Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom
While I've collected and read books about weaving for over a decade, my practical weaving experience isn't as extensive. I consider a well written book on how to weave a valuable addition to my library. When I found myself the owner of a 15" Cricket from Schacht Spindle Co this past June, I was … [Read more...] about book review: Weaving Made Easy
Summertime ... when the knitting is challenged. I live in a place with seasonal variability and am found in wool just about every day. However, when the humidity climbs (as it did this week), I want to knit and wear projects that are more reflective of the season. But what are those projects? … [Read more...] about book review: Warm Days, Cool Knits: Lighter Designs for Every Season