SPINNING DYEING & WEAVING CL, by WALSH,PENNY
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- ISBN: 9781616080020 | 1616080027
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 5/17/2010
With the textile industry able to make cloth more quickly and cheaply than ever before, why make your own? The answer is simple: nothing could be more different and unique than handmade textiles! Weaving your own textiles for use in clothing or furnishings is a rewarding and satisfying activity'”with the added benefit of knowing that the whole process can be done just as well by hand, using almost no energy but your own. This book explores where different fibers come from, how to grow and harvest your own vegetable fibers, and how to prepare them for spinning. The principles of spindle and spinning wheels are covered, along with home dyeing using natural dyestuffs, and hand-weaving with or without a loom. Included are also a number of simple projects, such as rugs, shoulder bags, bed covers, and mittens to help you put your newly-acquired skills to the test!