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Yarns to Dye For : Creating Self-Patterning Yarns for Knitting

1931499810


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Knitty.com
"Unlocks the secrets of self-patterning yarn and teaches you how to do it yourself. Really."

Review
"Like a telephone conversation between friends discussing how to accomplish dyeing self-patterning yarns."  —Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot


Hippie Handbook
Chelsea Cain
0811843203
Sept 2004
Bargain - Paperback
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Book Description
Brothers and sisters! Here at last is a light-hearted, free-spirited, groovy guide to the timeless hippie skills and activities that make the world a better place, one macrame belt at a time. In illustrated, easy-to-follow instructions, author Chelsea Cain -- who grew up on an Iowa hippie commune -- provides practical and playful know-how for the hippie and hippie-at-heart. Learn how to milk a goat, build a compost pile, play "Kumbaya" on the guitar, teach a dog how to catch a Frisbee, and get your file from the FBI. Discover the finer points of caring for a fern, choosing a mantra, organizing a protest, naming your hippie baby, and making sand candles as holiday gifts. Including primers on cooking, dressing, driving, telling time, dancing, and celebrating your birthday in classic hippie style, and a righteous appendix...


Amazing Gracie: A Dog's Tale
Dan Dye
0761129758
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Now in paperback, AMAZING GRACIE is a moving, funny, and inspirational canine rags-to-riches story. Tears will stain the pages as you read about Gracie, says USA Today. The Chicago Tribune advises, If you're short on inspiration, read Amazing Gracie. You don't have to be obsessed with dogs to love this story (Philadelphia Enquirer), Two paws up (Portland Oregonian), humorous yet poignant (ASPCA Animal Watch). Booklist comments that Dog-loving teens, especially reluctant readers, will eat this up. AMAZING GRACIE was nominated as a Young Adult Choice for 2002 by The International Reading Association-proof that it's a great crossover book. Gracie was a deaf and partially blind albino Great Dane with a delicate constitution and a penchant for small miracles. Dan is the man-sad over the loss of his last dog and trapped in a...


Mickey Lawler's Skydyes: A Visual Guide to Fabric Painting
Mickey Lawler
157120072X
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Renowned textile artist Mickey Lawler's exquisite hand-painted fabrics are eagerly sought by quilters. Here she shares her amazing way with color and design, instructing readers of any skill level how to paint cottons to achieve remarkable scenic effects suggesting sunrises, sunsets, night skies, storms, seas, landscapes, and gardens. Most of all she exhorts us to have fun, to relax and develop a playful attitude toward our work, to enjoy the serendipitous results these techniques produce. Strewn throughout these vivid pages are gorgeous quilts by various artists utilizing Lawlor's hand-painted fabrics. Also included is one brief project for turning your own painted fabrics into a simple quilt. --Amy Handy

From Library Journal
Like many of C&T's offerings, Skydyes takes an easygoing...


The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting
Lynne Vogel
1931499160
October 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The Twisted Sisters are a group of women in Oregon who delight in making one-of-a-kind hand-spun, dyed, and knitted socks from scratch. This book about how they do it is chock-full of color photos of gorgeous socks you'll never see for sale at your local Wal-Mart. The author, an accomplished hand spinner and knitter, assumes that the reader already knows how to knit and spin and wants to go to the next level of sock-making creativity by dyeing or hand painting hand-spun yarn to make signature socks. Included are guidelines for dyeing yarn or roving using hot and cold pour dyeing, spot dyeing, and dyeing with Kool-Aid, as well as suggestions for spinning the yarn to maximize the effects of dyeing and, finally, methods of designing and knitting perfectly-fitting socks. For its selected audience, this is...


The Irony of Democracy (with InfoTrac)
Thomas R. Dye, Harmon Zeigler
0155061216
December 16, 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
After 30 years in print, THE IRONY OF DEMOCRACY still offers the freshest, most clear-sighted approach to American government available. In this Twelfth Edition, the authors again present an unrepentantly elitist approach to American democracy--contending that it is the elites and not the masses that govern our country. This edition uses elite theory to provide many new unique insights, including discussion of the 2000 elections and the events surrounding September 11.

About the Author
Thomas R. Dye is currently Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Florida State University. He received his B.S. and M.A degrees from Pennsylvania State University and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and articles on American...


Batik, Tie Dyeing, Stenciling, Silk Screen, Block Printing: The Hand Decoration of Fabrics
Francis J. Kafka
048621401X
June 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
Outstanding guide to the most popular methods of painting, dyeing, and printing on fabrics. Wealth of illustrations, tips on easily obtained equipment and materials, design and project suggestions, how to get best results. 356 illustrations.


Creative Cloth Doll Making
Patti Medaris Culea
1564969428
Mar 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Though doll making is one of the oldest forms of artistic expression, contemporary artists continue to expand the boundaries of this craft by creating exciting new work that incorporates all types of media. In this book, artists from around the world release their creative forces with glorious abandon as they take three simple doll patterns and turn them into one-of-a-kind works of art featuring hand-dyed fabrics, beads, stamping, colored pencils, and much more. Internationally known cloth doll artist and teacher Patti Medaris Culea brings together a collection of projects ranging from simple and elegant designs by emerging artists to elaborate dolls from premiere doll designers. These artists offer easy to follow instructions, tips and special insights, along with creative variations for each of the projects. *...


Understanding Public Policy (11th Edition)
Thomas R. Dye
0131174525
July 23, 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
This leading introduction to public policy is designed to provide learners with concrete tools for not only understanding public policy in general, but for analyzing specific public policies. It focuses on what policies governments pursue, why governments pursue the policies they do, and what the consequences of these policies are. Very contemporary in perspective, it introduces eight analytical models currently used by political scientists to describe and explain political life and then, using these various analytical models—singly and in combination—explores specific public policies in a variety of key domestic policy areas. For individuals interested in a summary of current public policy in a variety of areas.

The publisher, Prentice-Hall Humanities/Social Science


Decorating Eggs: Exquisite Designs with Wax & Dye
Jane Pollak
0806994134
June 30, 1998
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Many people are familiar with the brightly colored Ukranian eggs that appear at Easter time, but decorating eggs can be a year-round craft. Many decorated eggs are fragile works of art that are saved for years and are highly prized by their owners. Pollak's projects are an eclectic selection of designs from many cultures, all applied to eggshells by using a wax-and-dye technique similar to batik. They are wonderfully varied and include cut eggshell jewelry as well as whole decorated eggs.Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Book Description
Truly exquisite designs, intricate details, brilliant color schemes...on an egg? Achieve all this and more with ease while admiring the unbelievable...


Cooking the Three Dog Bakery Way
Mark Beckloff
0767918193
Aug 2005
Paperback
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Review

“Looking for all-natural, wholesome, healthy dog biscuits and treats that your pooch will howl over? Seeking a treat that your pooch'll be head over paws for? It's time for a stroll to the bakery loved by dogs the world over--Three Dog Bakery.”-- Pampered Puppy

“At Three Dog Bakery, it’s all Bone Appetit!” – Wall Street Journal


Book Description
From the celebrated creators of the ever pupular Three Dog Bakery, the world's first bakery for dogs, comes a fun-filled collection of easy-to-make gourmutt meals and treats designed to keep dogs healthy, happy, and drooling from ear to ear. It's the cookbook that gives "baked-from-scratch" a whole new meaning!

With more than thirty bakeries across the...



The Basic Guide to Dyeing & Painting Fabric
Cindy Walter, Jennifer Priestley
0873493346
March 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Hand-dyed and –painted fabrics are extremely popular, and now everyone can own a complete guide to creating these colorful, dynamic, breathtaking and fashionable styles. This exciting new book contains 10 projects, suitable for any skill level, for dyeing and painting quilts, wearables, purses, pillows, and more! Each project includes step-by-step instructions to guide the reader. An introductory section covers the basics, such as supplies, how to prepare the fabric, paints and dyes, and painting techniques and styles. Also features a gallery of gorgeous quilts made from painted and dyed fabrics to inspire the reader. Cindy Walter is the author of the award-winning Snippet Sensations and More Snippet Sensations, as well as the co-author of Attic Windows and Fine Hand Quilting. Jennifer Priestly, one of the...


Natural Dyes and Home Dyeing: A Practical Guide with Over 150 Recipes
Rita J. Adrosko
0486226883
June 1971
Paperback
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Book Description
Over 135 specific recipes from historical sources for cotton, wool, other fabrics. Genuine premodern handicrafts. 12 illus.


Off-The-Shelf Fabric Painting
Sue Beevers
1571202269
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Quilters learn to create one-of-a-kind painted fabrics right in their own kitchen with Off-the-Shelf Fabric Painting. Fiber artist Sue Beevers shows them how, making it fun and easy. Quilters learn to create everything from simple lines and splatters to salting and sun-printing. Techniques rely on water-based paints used with readily available tools and supplies, such as oatmeal, yogurt containers, and file folders. This guide offers advice on practical color theory, helps quilters recover from mishaps, and even provides paint brand comparisons.


A Perfect Red : Empire, Espionage, and the Quest for the Color of Desire
Amy Butler Greenfield
0060522755
May 1, 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
"Elusive, expensive and invested with powerful symbolism, red cloth became the prize possession of the wealthy and well-born," Greenfield writes in her intricate, fully researched and stylishly written history of Europe's centuries-long clamor for cochineal, a dye capable of producing the "brightest, strongest red the Old World had ever seen." Discovered by Spanish conquistadors in Mexico in 1519, cochineal became one of Spain's top colonial commodities. Striving to maintain a trade monopoly, Spain fiercely guarded the secrets of cochineal cultivation in Mexico and only after centuries of speculation (was the red powder derived from plant or animal?) did 18th-century microscopes bring the mystery to light. Greenfield recounts the wild, clandestine attempts by adventurer naturalists to cultivate both the cochineal...


Three Dog Bakery Cookbook: Over 50 Recipes for All-Natural Paw-Lickin Treats for Your Dog
Dan Dye
0836269195
October 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
The book that dogs everywhere have been salivating for has arrived. The Three Dog Bakery Cookbook unleashes some of the never before published recipes for the famous bakery's delicious treats made from all-natural, healthy ingredients for your pooch. The six chapters include treats for all good doggie occasions including tasty appetizers, luscious entrees, sweet treats, savory snacks, and special goodies for holidays and celebrations.


More Photo Fun
Hewlett-Packard Company
1571203133
July 2005
Paperback
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Tie Dye!: The how-to Book
Virginia Gleser
1570670714
January 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn the secrets of tie dying and create your own beautiful fabrics. Tie dying is an ancient art form developed in the Far East over a thousand years ago. This user-friendly book will show you how to create seven unique and beautiful designs. Clear, simple instructions, including photos of each stage of the tying and dying, will guide you through the process. Full color photos show the stunning results possible. Includes a source listing for permanent, high quality dyes.


Transforming Fabric: Thirty Creative Ways to Paint, Dye and Pattern Cloth
Carolyn A. Dahl
0873496167
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Early textile dyers signed oaths that they would not reveal any of the process. Fortunately, author Carolyn Dahl openly shares the secrets of dyeing, painting, and patterning beautiful cloth she has gleaned in art schools. This guide is the next best thing to having a master artist in the studio. Entertaining stories awaken memories of childhood coloring books, leaf prints, iron-on designs, and the tie-dyed T-shirts most of us experienced at some point in our lives. Readers will be inspired as they follow step-by-step photographs and instructions full of hints and secrets for using luminous color to transform white cloth into artistic masterpieces. Connoisseurs of the decorative arts and those who are merely curious about the fabrics they wear and use in everyday life will find much to interest them. * Produce...


Learning Mastercam Mill X Step by Step in 2D
James Valentino, Joseph Goldenberg
0831132043
December 20, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This unique text presents a thorough introduction to Mastercam X Mill for students with little or no prior experience. It can be used in virtually any educational setting -- from four-year engineering schools to community colleges and voc/tech schools to industrial training centers -- and will also serve as a reliable reference for on-the-job use or as a self-study manual. The award-winning authors have carefully arranged the contents in a clear and logical sequence and have used many hundreds of visuals instead of wordy explanations. An enclosed CD contains Mastercam X Mill Demo and also includes examples and exercises from the text for student practice. Learning Mastercam X Mill 2D Step by Step is sure to become a valuable resource for anyone learning or using Mastercam X Mill. Distinctive Features ...


Flyfisher's Guide to Virginia
David Hart
1885106904
May 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
This is the most comprehensive book to be printed on flyfishing in both Virginia and the best waters of West Virginia. This book covers lakes, streams, creeks, rivers and creeks. Includes detailed maps and hatch charts along with all of the essential travel information for traveling through the Virginia's to fish these fine waters. Some of the rivers covered are the Potomac (North and South branches), the Shenandoah, the New River, the Blackwater and many others. Some of the Lakes and rivers covered are the Switzer, Elkhorn, Manassas, Harrison and many others. Extensive coverage is given to the Shenandoah National Park Streams. Species covered are: Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, Brook Trout, Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout, Carp, Fallfish, Sunfish, Crappie, Catfish, Rock Bass, Roanoke Bass, Pickerel and Musky. Over 88...


Dyeing to Knit: How to Use--and Create Your Own--beautiful Hand-dyed Yarns
Elaine Eskesen
0892726679
August 24, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Hand-dyed yarns are so sensuous, with their custom hues and rich blends of colors, that every knitter longs to work with them. But once we've brought home some of those precious skeins, what next? In Dyeing to Knit, designer and dyer Elaine Eskesen demystifies hand-dyed yarns by providing straightforward how-to information both for using the yarns and dyeing your own, and encouraging you to trust your own creative instincts. Includes instructions for 21 patterns, from scarves to sweaters and hats to mittens.

About the Author
Elaine Eskesen started Pine Tree Yarns in 1988 as a small store and dye studio in the summer kitchen of her Maine farmhouse. She moved the business to a historic house in the coastal village of Damariscotta in 1990, and thanks to the Internet, Elaine's...


On the Farm: My First Stencilling Book
Annie White
0760738440
May 2003
Hardcover
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Wild Color
Jenny Dean, Karen Diadick Casselman
0823057275
April 1999
Paperback
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