A brief look at the wool trade in Devon during the medieval period - England rose in its heyday to be the greatest power in the world, with an early economy built upon a cottage industry, supplied by... More > sheep and worked by hands of the ordinary people of the land.< Less
A complete step-by-step guide to Palette Dyeing. Instructions provided, introducing you to color and mixing dyes so that you are able to create your own signature palette of wool. All 67 colors are... More > related kinship wools since they are all created from three 'primary' color formulas which you are taught to develop and mix. The REVISED EDITION includes Starter Palette Recipes.< Less
This is a step-by-step guide for rug hookers who wish to create miniature wool portraits from snapshots. Chapters include color essentials, organization of materials, photo preparation, design... More > transfer, crafting the piece, and a snapshot gallery of miniatures created by April DeConick.< Less
A cute and colourful picture e-book for young children. A book for adult/child enjoyment. Ideas for activities are knitting, making, painting and sailing a paper boat, making a kite and flying it. It... More > is good for building communication, useful for non-verbal children, helps develop verbal skills in delayed speakers. It encourages creativity, imagination and thinking.< Less
This book is equally appreciated by beginner or expert. It contains most valuable information and instructions for everyone who crochets or wishes to learn to do this beautiful work. It embodies a... More > very careful selection of designs; and, from the simplest to the most ornate, every successive step is explained and illustrated so fully that perfect results are a certainty.
It describes the making of the newest designs for the ever popular use of crochet and gives instructions and patterns for Edgings, Borders, Scarf-Ends, Insertions, Yokes, Lunch-Sets, Doilies, etc.
The first thing to be done in knitting is to cast on or, as it is sometimes called, to "set up the foundation." (Figure 1). There are several methods for this, the following being that preferred and generally used by the writer: Leave a spare end of thread, sufficient for the number of stitches you wish to cast on, lying toward the left, the spool or ball from which the working-thread is drawn being at the right.< Less