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The Yarn Book : How to Understand, Design and Use Yarn (Paperback)

Author: Walsh, Penny

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Yarn is the basic unit of textile construction and every fabric, except felt, is made with it. The properties of yarn - its ply, tensility, strength, weight, elasticity, and resistance to heat, water, and shrinkage - are what give each yarn its unique characteristics. By manipulating these properties, an array of fabric types can be produced, creating any number of textures and appearances.
By focusing on these varieties, Penny Walsh is able to closely examine the composition and construction of different yarns and explore their many uses. She examines the techniques of spinning and the mechanisms used to create yarn. Color illustrations accompany the text, demonstrating the appearances of different yarns. There is also practical instruction on making your own threads and yarns. The Yarn Book is written for the serious student and the professional textile artist, and will be useful for spinners and weavers. It is a complete guide to understanding, designing, and using yarn.


Publisher Univ of Pennsylvania Pr
Mfg Part# 9780812219609
SKU 202785487
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0812219600
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher A&C Black
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