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by Joan Tapper


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Shear Spirit’s stories will stay with you long after you finish the book and will weave through your imagination as. .

Shear Spirit’s stories will stay with you long after you finish the book and will weave through your imagination as you create the lovely projects. Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner, Authors of Mason-Dixon Knitting. She is the author of Island Dreams: Caribbean and The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of California and writes features about people, arts, and culture for a variety of other national publications.

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Much more about the whole process of raising the animals to shearting, spinning and final products. More a book to read than a pattern book. The patterns are interesting and the hats are really wonderful. ReadingKnitter01, June 27, 2008. Written by a customer while visiting librarything. 0 0. Customer Q&A. Get specific details about this product from customers who own it.

An artisan who captures Maine’s summer air in her sun-and-sea-dyed yarns. A weaver and a poet whose Buddhist stupa sits near the barns of their Massachusetts farm. Two scientists turned sheep farmers whose flock grazes in the shadows of Montana’s Bridger Mountains.

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Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns, and Miles of Yarn. Adventures in Yarn Farming: Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm. Roost Books: Boston, 2013. How New York Stole Modern Fashion In Fashion's World Cities. Tapper, Joan and Gale Zucker. Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns, and Miles of Yarn. Potter Craft: New York, 2008.

DE-STASH Knitting Book: Shear Spirit-Ten Fiber Farms Twenty Patterns and Miles of Yarn

DE-STASH Knitting Book: Shear Spirit-Ten Fiber Farms Twenty Patterns and Miles of Yarn. SGD 1. 7 FREE delivery. When I opened this shop in 2008, all of the yarn was spun from the organic fleece of the sheep, goats and llamas at Knox Farm State Park in East Aurora NY. The Park was closed in 2011 and the animals went to other homes. The change has enabled me to explore new types of wool and new ways to spin it.

back ravelry patterns yarns people groups forums my notebook. I combined my passions in co-authoring & photographing the book Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns and Miles of Yarn, from PotterCraft 2008, go check out the blog, it’s a combo travel & craft coffee table book with big juicy photos, lots of interesting profiles, and original projects to knit from fiber artists at each farm or ranch. The writer and I visited fiber farmers around the country, lived with them for a few days, documented their lives, drank the kool-aid and patted the wool. Living the dream, I tell ya!

Filled with fascinating essays and heartwarming profiles, this book follows the author and photographer to 10 fiber farms and ranches across America-from the Willamette Valley of Oregon to the coast of Maine-capturing the essence of the people, places and animals that, together, create yarn. Follow the challenging but rewarding journey of the people who devote their lives to harvesting spinning fleece into yarn.

An artisan who captures Maine’s summer air in her sun-and-sea-dyed yarns. A weaver and a poet whose Buddhist stupa sits near the barns of their Massachusetts farm. Two scientists turned sheep farmers whose flock grazes in the shadows of Montana’s Bridger Mountains. A Navajo sheep herder and craftsman in the Black Mesa region of Arizona whose endangered breed of sheep were rescued from extinction. These are just a few of the captivating portraits of America’s fiber farms and ranches featured in Shear Spirit.Part coffee-table book, part inspirational work, and part pattern guide, Shear Spirit connects knitters to the yarn-producing community in a new and intimate way. Filled with stunning photographs, fascinating essays, and heartwarming profiles, this book follows the writer and photographer to 10 fiber farms and ranches across America-from the Willamette Valley of Oregon to the coast of Maine-capturing the essence of the people, places, and animals that, together, create yarn. Twenty projects featuring yarns from the farms surveyed will inspire knitters everywhere.A visual journey to America’s fiber farms and ranches plus a rich inside look at the challenging but rewarding lives of the people who have devoted their lives to harvesting and spinning fleece into yarn, Shear Spirit takes fiber enthusiasts of all ages and interests right to the source of their common passion.

Comments: (7)

Knights from Bernin
A more beautiful book about fiber could not have been written or photographed. Some may dream of a penthouse view, while others dream of beachfront real estate--- Me? I dream of a farm full luxurious fiber animals. I want to live within the pages of this book. If required, I could not decide on which of these farms to habitate. This is a lifestyle book about people who live their life close to the earth- embracing nature's gift of fiber and rural living.

The photographs are amazing - beautiful, rich, pure, honest - I could almost smell "goat" coming off the pages. I loved the stories about the folks behind the fiber. It was clear to me (from the title) that this was not primarily a pattern book (some reviewers had grumbled about lack of patterns). But the handful of patterns are lovely, yes, closely intertwined with the farms they represent, some many could be adapted for use with other yarns - but why not try to get the yarn fom the independent farms?

My only problem is a personal one and that is - why didn't I buy this book sooner?
Sadaron above the Gods
The book came on time ..... was more than wonderful ..... loved the farm stories, loved the patterns, but hated the mold that was attaching the
book jacket to the Hardcover of the book !!
Gigafish
When this book arrived last night I sat up savoring it cover to cover: very much in the spirit of Knitting in America, this fresh take of notable and varied fiber farms include all the major fibers(wool, cashmere, angora, alpaca, etc.), together with their special cultivation, processing and suggested patterns. These are some of the best of the best in all categories -- a glimpse into the places that some of us know only from fiber festivals. The photographs and texts flow easily and delightfully.
Clodebd
Delightful combination of travel and knitting book.
Lcena
This is a wonderful coffee table book for knitters and spinners. If you are a knitter or spinner who has ever fantasized about living on a sheep ranch or just living out in the country, you will enjoy this book. Gail Zucker's photos of her cross country journey from Maine to New Mexico to Oregon and Minnesota and lots of places in between are really wonderful. The stories that Gail and Joan tell about each of the fiber farmers they visit are quite detailed and you really get a good sense of what their lives are like. The book also includes some patterns from each ranch they visit. This book would make a nice present for a knitter or spinner.
Rich Vulture
Love it. great resource. wonderful presentation of people and their lives as well as the patterns. A keeper.
Drelahuginn
This book is beautiful to look at and informative to read. This is not primarily a knitting pattern book, but a book about sheep and wool. The photos are gorgeous and the stories are about families and animals and farms--compelling and enjoyable for anyone who enjoys fiber arts and anyone who sometimes feels like chucking everything and going to a farm somewhere to raise alpacas.
This is a well written book. It is more for the knitter and not the fiber animal farmer. All but one pattern is for knitting and the one crochet pattern is an easy square piece.

The knitting patterns are desirable and the farms described are interesting, especially for a nonfarmer knitter.
Shear Spirit: Ten Fiber Farms, Twenty Patterns, and Miles of Yarn download epub
Crafts & Hobbies
Author: Joan Tapper
ISBN: 0307394034
Category: Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Subcategory: Crafts & Hobbies
Language: English
Publisher: Potter Craft (April 15, 2008)
Pages: 160 pages