Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn Flexibound – 23 Jan 2014
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About the Author
W.J. JOHNSON (aka Wendy J. Johnson) has been spinning, dyeing, and knitting for more than thirty years. She has a BA in Fine Arts and Music with additional arts education in Fibre Arts, Graphic Design, and Architecture. She is a fibre artist, photographer, media and installation artist, and educator in the fiber arts, with an emphasis on spinning, dyeing, weaving, and knitting. Her fibre arts, photography, and fine art work is highlighted in her company Saga Hill Designs, www.SagaHill.com.
She has been a champion for Swedish textile arts and has facilitated exhibits on Swedish knitting artists (Elsebeth Lavold, Inger Fredholm, and Bohus Stickning—all at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis, Minn.). Wendy was a principal author, photographer, and designer of the book Bohus Stickning—Radiant Knits: An Enchanting Obsession.
She is also the President and Art Director of Points Of View Productions, a multimedia company; and founder of Elder Eye Design, where she is “The Legibility Doctor”, advising clients on legibility issues in print, space design, and products for the aging eye. On the side, Wendy visits fleece on the hoof as she and her border collies attempt to “come by” sheep every so often in a dance called “herding.” Wendy lives in an area west of Minneapolis with her husband and two crazy border collies in a home she designed using aging-friendly principles.
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W.J. Johnson is to be commended for this effort and I am sure this book will become a "Fiber Classic!"
Johnson devotes a fourth of the book on a brief history of fiber and fiber prep and tools then gives spinning basics. The wheel, spindle, orifice hook, lazy Kate, kiddy-noddy and swift are covered then onto spinning concepts. Dyeing basics and then knitting patterns for your yarn are nicely presented followed by a well organized appendix for setting up one's home space.
The color photographs are clear and useful. The writing is clear. One wishes such a book were in spiral, but it isn't.
I recommend the book as a useful and worthwhile compendium of what it wants to be: yarn works—spinning, dyeing, and knitting one's own yarn.