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Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting
     

Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting

by Lynne Vogel
 

With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit—even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods

Overview

With simple directions and tips on how to dye, paint, spin, and knit yarn to create authentic socks, this book offers all the information necessary to fashion socks with personality. Included are innovative patterns and tips for knitting socks with customized fit—even for all ten toes. Safe and easy directions are given on dyeing yarn from pour-dyeing methods to dyeing with Kool-Aid. With photos and illustrations of finished examples, sock patterns such as newborn socks and magic genie toe socks, and advice on how to create one-of-a-kind projects, it will appeal to all levels of knitters and spinners.

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Publishers Weekly
Walks through all techniques for making authentic luxuries.
Knitter's Review
[This book] embodies the ultimate spirit of our knitterly community. A fun, collaborative, egoless journey through color, fiber, and texture.
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 best nontechnical resource to take you through the processes of dyeing, spinning, and designing socks. Highly recommended for public libraries where demand warrants. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931499163
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
8.46(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.39(d)

Meet the Author

Lynne Vogel is a prolific knitter and spinner and the Grand Champion in Fiber Arts at the Black Sheep Gathering in 2001. She is a contributor to Threads Magazine and has worked as a needlepoint designer, painter, and fiber artist. She lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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