Thursday, 14 July 2011

New Books from George Weil


A Year of Afghans - the best of Annie's Attic
Our buyer's comments: Which one do I make first? Easy knitting, quick result - Christmas presents for everyone to be started now and finished in good time with great satisfaction.

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The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook
Our buyer's comments: For any spinner, this is an essential book for a detailed understanding of animal fibres from around the world. The active research that has been done by the authors is impressive.

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17th Century Women's Dress Patterns

Our buyer's comments: An extraordinary book - both coffee table book and detailed work-book for all craftsmen. Much detailed and intelligent work has gone into producing this outstanding collection which will be enjoyed for reading and inspiring a craftsman's own work.

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Harvesting Color - How to Find Plants and Make Natural Dyes


Our buyer's comments: On first examination, this book is disappointing to the European reader, as many of the plants used for dyeing seem to be particularly North American. However, many of these plants are available in our gardens (fennel, hollyhock and zinnias) or available from George Weil & Sons Ltd (logwood, indigo, cochineal). The presentation is easy and after deciding how many dyes are obtainable, the North American bias of the book becomes unimportant.

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Knit One Knit All - Elizabeth Zimmerman's Garter Stitch Designs
Our buyer's comments: You could think that Elizabeth Zimmerman's patterns are well known and a bit old-fashioned. This book proves that EZ is a perennial.

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Kumihimo Wire Jewelry
Our buyer's comments:
Clear patterns for making designer jewellery accessible to anyone with a simple Marudai
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