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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...


War Made Easy
Norman Solomon
0471694797
June 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Media critic Solomon (Target Iraq: What the News Media Didn't Tell You) looks at the pro-war propaganda generated by the U.S. government during military interventions, emphasizing the influence of the media upon public opinion. He begins in 1965, when President Johnson crafted public messages as he sent troops to the Dominican Republic. Solomon claims that LBJ's handling of this invasion established the prototype for a media agenda employed by subsequent presidents to create public approval for their actions. He finds several formulaic messages that help persuade the public to support military intervention. These include portraying America as a fair and noble superpower, whose honest leaders work hard to avoid war, and the enemy leader as an aggressive, Hitler-like violator of human rights who will do much harm unless the...


Spinning Tales, Weaving Hope : Stories, Storytelling, and Activities for Peace, Justice and the Environment

0865714479


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Book Review
Power Rangers, take a rest. Cartoons, television, and comic books for children are all more focused on violence than in the past. New Society Publishers offers a collection of stories that teach problem-solving, cooperation, and creative thinking about social issues such as tolerance, understanding other ethnic groups, and how to handle controversy diplomatically. The authors' introduction explains the difference that stories can make, as well as how to use storytelling as a model for patterning positive behavior. Combined with each story are creative activities, cooperative games, and related reading lists. This wise book is a must for every school library, every educator, and every home with children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
Carol Kroll
0486239683
July 1981
Paperback
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Book Description
You can master the timeless craft of spinning with this clear, easy-to-follow manual. Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery and macrame. Author’s preface. 33 illustrations, 10 black-and-white photographs. Bibliography. Sources of Supply.


Spinning Straw Into Gold
Joan Gould
0394585321
Feb 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
The virginal princess, the ugly stepsister, the wicked witch: through timeless fairy tales and their contemporary adaptations in films and novels, such caricatures have become deeply embedded in the collective consciousness and have helped shape society's standards for feminine beauty and behavior. Assigning them real-life counterparts, Gould examines how such stereotypes influence a woman's life as she moves from maiden to matron to crone through a comprehensive analysis of these familiar storybook characters. If Snow White, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty represent a young girl's confrontation of parental authority and cultural expectations, then Rapunzel, Jane Eyre, and Scarlett O'Hara symbolize her coming-of-age, and the tales of Hansel and Gretel and Demeter and Persephone explore ways in which elderly women face...


The Handspinner's Companion

1875894500


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Book Description
The Handspinner's Companion is very much a "hands on" book, yet it brings together into one book the most comprehensive information ever gathered on hand knitting yarns, handspinning fibres and simple yarn design. Both beginners and experienced spinners alike will appreciate the background information and detailed instructions for using a variety of fibres to create unique yarns.


Spinning the Bottle
Harvey Posert, Paul Franson
1891267779
March 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
SPINNING THE BOTTLE is a collection of case studies and guidelines to promoting wine, wine companies and wine-related issues. In it, 50 experts tell how they conducted winning public relations campaigns and what they accomplished. The experts who contributed include l; ong-time wine publicists and marketing experts as well as association officials. The book is must reading for anyone involved in managing a winery or marketing wine. It's as relevant to the student of wine and marketing as to the seasoned executive or winery owner, and a great source of ideas to even the most weathered PR professional.

About the Author
Posert was the long-time head of public relations for Robert Mondavi Winery, the winery that changed the face of the American wine business, as well as the Wine...


Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch
Lee Raven
1931499365
April 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Here are step-by-step instructions and illustrations that explain how to make yarn from scratch using handspindles-simple tools used to turn wool into yarn. Designed to appeal to the beginning spinner, tips and hints are provided that illustrate how easy, enjoyable, and relaxing spinning can be. This manual also includes complete instructions for five simple, appealing projects: a woven sleeve, a knitted bunny bag, a knitted baby hat, knitted fingerless mittens, and a crocheted hat.

About the Author
Lee Raven is the former editor of Spin-Off magazine and the author of Hands On Spinning. She lives in Berkeley, California. Traci Bunkers teaches knitting, crochet, spinning, and other fiber-related classes and is a contributor to Spin-Off magazine. She owns Bonkers Handmade...


Spinning Spiders
Melvin Berger
0064452077
May 2003
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-In a clear, easy-to-read style, Berger discusses how arachnids differ from insects, how they catch and eat their prey, and how webs protect them from their enemies. Five different types of spiders are included, along with information about how they create and utilize their unique webs. Detailed, full-color illustrations, often on spreads, highlight the well-organized text. Close-up scenes of these creatures at work capture the delicacy and beauty of their amazing creations. Pertinent Web sites and directions for mounting and preserving a web without harming a spider are appended. A lively and interesting look at a popular subject.Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FLCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...


Spin Selling
Neil Rackham
0070511136
May 1988
Textbook Hardcover
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Journal Of Marketing Management
"Essential for everyone involved in selling or managing the sales function." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
no description


Spinning Wheels & Accessories (Schiffer Book for Collectors)
Michael B. Taylor, David A. Pennington
0764319736
August 30, 2004
Hardcover
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Knitting Yarns and Spinning Tales
Kari Cornell
0896587258
Aug 2005
Hardcover
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Review
Bahrain Women’s Magazine, Fall 2005 (circ. unavailable)


Spin Selling
Neil Rackham
1565114205
June 2000
Compact Disc
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Journal Of Marketing Management
"Essential for everyone involved in selling or managing the sales function." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

Book Description
no description --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.


The Art of Metal Spinning: A Step-By-Step Guide to Hand-Spinning
Paul G. Wiley
0975290002
bound - March 4, 2004
Spiral-bound
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Book Description
Written by a professional metal spinning artisan with twenty five years' experience in the art, design and automobile aftermarket fields. This is the perfect workshop companion for anyone interested in learning this 3,000 year old craft. Topics include safety issues, tools and equipment setups, chuckmaking and metals for spinning. Projects include bowl shapes in three different heights, spheres, bezels, trumpeted shapes and straight-sided work. An entire chapter is devoted to making a three piece copper top section of a large post lantern, which illustrates some advanced techniques of spinning. With it's high-tech binding and over 150 clear b&w photos printed on heavy stock, this is one rugged book.


Spinning Designer Yarns
Diane Varney
193149939X
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
This inspiring illustrated guide teaches experienced spinners to make beautiful designer yarns and encourages them to be more creative and have more fun with spinning. Handspun yarns can be white, lumpy, gray, and precise-or they can be as colorful and deliciously textured as the spinner's imagination. Presented are instructions on applying dye to fibers in new, exciting ways; predicting how novelty yarns will look in finished fabrics; blending fibers for color and texture effects; spinning singles and plied yarns; and using these fantastic new yarns in weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Spinners will also add corespun, bouclé, snarl, knotted, and tufted yarns to their spinning repertoire.

About the Author
Diane Varney has taught spinning workshops around the country and...


All the President's Spin: George W. Bush, the Media, and the Truth
Ben Fritz
0641670060

Paperback
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Foxfire 2: Ghost Stories, Spring Wild Plant Foods, Spinning and Weaving, Midwifing, Burial Customs, Corn Shuckin's, Wagon Making and More Affairs of Plain Living
Eliot Wigginton (Editor)
0385022670
June 22, 1973
Paperback
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Book Description
This second Foxfire volume includes topics such as ghost stories, spinning and weaving, wagon making, midwifing, corn shuckin', and more.

Card catalog description
Interviews and essays describe the way of life and crafts of pioneer America still surviving in the Appalachian region.

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Spinning the Globe
Ben Green
0060555505
Jan 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For certain generations, the song "Sweet Georgia Brown" immediately brings to mind the Harlem Globetrotters and their on-court comedy. Long before they became the clown princes of basketball, however, the Trotters were America's most popular sports team. Green (Before His Time) traces the team's history back to its roots in Depression-era Chicago and its early barnstorming years. Fans who remember the team through their television appearances in the early 1970s are in for an education, as Green undercuts the reputation of Meadowlark Lemon, whom other Trotters openly criticize as a poor player, while celebrating legends from the '40s and '50s such as Marques Haynes and Goose Tatum. During those years, the team was already honing its gags, but the players were also regularly competing against the nation's best...


Lamaze Spin n' Stack Rings
Learning Curve
1400634679
September 2005
Other Format
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Spinning Spiders
Melvin Berger
0060286970
May 2003
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Kindergarten-Grade 4-In a clear, easy-to-read style, Berger discusses how arachnids differ from insects, how they catch and eat their prey, and how webs protect them from their enemies. Five different types of spiders are included, along with information about how they create and utilize their unique webs. Detailed, full-color illustrations, often on spreads, highlight the well-organized text. Close-up scenes of these creatures at work capture the delicacy and beauty of their amazing creations. Pertinent Web sites and directions for mounting and preserving a web without harming a spider are appended. A lively and interesting look at a popular subject.Doris Losey, Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library, Tampa, FLCopyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or...


Spinning the Globe
Ben Green
0060555491
May 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
For certain generations, the song "Sweet Georgia Brown" immediately brings to mind the Harlem Globetrotters and their on-court comedy. Long before they became the clown princes of basketball, however, the Trotters were America's most popular sports team. Green (Before His Time) traces the team's history back to its roots in Depression-era Chicago and its early barnstorming years. Fans who remember the team through their television appearances in the early 1970s are in for an education, as Green undercuts the reputation of Meadowlark Lemon, whom other Trotters openly criticize as a poor player, while celebrating legends from the '40s and '50s such as Marques Haynes and Goose Tatum. During those years, the team was already honing its gags, but the players were also regularly competing against the nation's best...


Spin Control
Niki Burnham
0689866690
January 2005
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Valerie Winslow never thought life in the tiny country of Schwerinborg could be so great.But then she never thought she would be dating the prince of Schwerinborg either! Georg, a real prince, is also her first real boyfriend.And then everything falls apart. Georg's decided they need to cool off for a while and her dad's sending her back to Virginia to visit her mom.Valerie's bummed -- until she decides to go out with her old crush, David Anderson. David may not be a prince, but maybe he'll take her mind off of Georg -- or will he?

Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.
Chapter OneExactly six weeks, five days, and nine hours ago, my mother ruined my life. And even worse, because of her, I am missing a damned good party.Right this second, I should be...


Hands on Spinning
Lee Raven
0934026270
October 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
Understanding how spinning works, building a simple spindle, spinning on a treadle wheel, choosing a wheel, preparing fibers, carding, twisting, and plying are explored in fully illustrated detail.


The No Spin Zone: Confrontations with the Powerful and Famous in America
Bill O'Reilly
076790849X
March 2003
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
The audience of Fox's top-rated cable news talk show The O'Reilly Factor and of the bestselling book by the same name know that this explosive anchor can be articulate, bombastic, scornful, witty, iconoclastic, passionate, persuasive and sarcastic ("Can you feel Gary Condit's pain?"). When conducting interviews, O'Reilly, a two-time Emmy winner with 25 years reporting experience, delivers tough questions and corrosive counterpoints. In the No-Spin Zone (originally conceived for his TV show), "lies are rejected and equivocations are mocked." "All I ask is for powerful people to respond honestly to the questions, and if they can't, explain why," says O'Reilly. Here he excerpts past interviews with various memorable opponents James Carville (on Bill Clinton), Dr. Laura (on working mothers), former...


Spinnables
Betty Ann Schwartz
0060799730
Sept 2006
Hardcover
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Spinning Inward
Maureen Murdock
0877734224
November 12, 1987
Paperback
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Book Description
A presentation of simple exercises in guided imagery - for use with children to help them relax into learning, focus attention and concentration.

Inside Flap Copy
A presentation of simple exercises in guided imagery - for use with children to help them relax into learning, focus attention and concentration.


Seven Spiders Spinning
Gregory Maguire
0064405958
Sept 1995
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Among the ingredients of this high-camp fantasy-mystery (besides the eponymous arachnids) are a club of seven elementary school girls, a meddlesome reporter named Meg Snoople and a romance between an ill truck driver and his nurse. Ages 8-12. Copyright 1995 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From School Library Journal
Grade 3-6-Seven tarantulas preserved in a glacier since prehistoric times are discovered, fall out of their refrigerated crate on their way to Harvard scientists, and thaw in rural, present-day Vermont. Given this premise, readers follow the rather intelligent creatures' trail of poisonous love and revenge. The objects of their affection (and later their hate) are The Tattletales, a group of girls whose school rivals are the Copycats (boys). The two groups...


Spinning Blues into Gold : The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records
Nadine Cohodas
0312261330


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From Publishers Weekly
Polish Jewish immigrants who moved to Chicago in 1928, Leonard and Phil Chess founded an independent record company that produced classics by rock and roll pioneers, along with jazz, soul and gospel artists. An engaging stroll down memory lane combining meticulous scholarship with indelible portraits of musical greats, this history of Chess Records, founded in 1950, and its permutations (Checkers, Argo, etc.) traces the genesis of hits including Chuck Berry's "Rock 'n Roll Music," Etta James's "At Last," the Monotones' "The Book of Love" and Fontella Bass's "Rescue Me." Cohodas (The Band Played Dixie) sensitively explores the complicated dynamic between the Jews who dominated the early "indie" music business and the black performing artists whose music they produced. Although allegations of exploitation and...

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