- Series: Self-Sufficiency
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: IMM Lifestyle Books; Reprint edition (April 5, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1504800389
- ISBN-13: 978-1504800389
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
"Self-Sufficiency: Spinning, Dyeing & Weaving "
Discover age-old techniques and enjoy making beautiful, all-natural fabrics with this comprehensive guide.
Self-Sufficiency: Spinning, Dyeing & Weaving: Essential Guide for Beginners
Author: Penny Walsh
This book explains where different fibers come from, how to grow and harvest your own vegetable fibers, and how to prepare them for spinning. The principles of spindle and spinning wheel spinning are covered, along with home dyeing using natural dyestuffs, and hand weaving with or without a loom. Finally, there are a number of simple projects, such as a rug, shoulder bag, bed cover, and jumper and mitts to put your newly learned skills to the test.
Penny Walsh is the author of Yarn: How to Understand, Design and Use Yarn. A visiting lecturer in textile arts at several colleges in the U.K., Penny teaches and researches traditional techniques of dyeing and spinning, using ecologically sound ingredients and renewable sources. She is part of the design group AO Textiles, and her dye studio is regularly commissioned by interior and costume designers and textile restorers. Penny has worked on fabrics and yarns for Jean Muir, Pecler of Paris, Laura Biagiotti, The Royal Opera House, Aveda Eco Fashion, and others.