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Sights and Sounds Department Collection and State Library Resources

Fiber Crafts Resources

The Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center has a large selection of books, magazines, and DVDs dealing with Fiber Crafts. In addition, we've created a guide to a number of Internet web sites and instructional podcasts that can assist you with fiber crafts. If you are interested in any of these materials/resources or would like us to help locate more materials/resources on this topic, please call, fax, or e-mail us for assistance.

  • For fiber craft DVDs: call the Sights & Sounds Department directly at 410-396-4616, fax us at 410-545-7517, or e-mail us. 
  • For fiber craft books: call the Fine Arts & Music Department directly at 410-396-5490, fax 410-396-1409, or e-mail us.
  • For fiber craft magazines: call the Periodicals Department directly at 410-396-5424, fax 410-396-1199 or e-mail us.

Quick-Jump Contents:
Books & Magazines
DVDs 

Internet
Podcasts 

 

Books & Magazines  

Books

These fiber crafts books are available in the Fine Arts & Music Department.

Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning.  McCuin,J.M. Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley Publishing Inc., 2007.
(TT847 .M39 2007)
Learn basic handspinning techniques including: fiber preparation, spinning methods, and plying.
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Teach Yourself Visually Knitting. Turner, S. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Publishing Inc., 2010.
(TT820 .T88 2010)
Learn basic knitting techniques including: stitch patterns, color knitting, and finishing techniques.
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Teach Yourself Visually Crocheting. Werker, K.P. & Keim, C. Hoboken, N.J.: Wiley Publishing Inc.
, 2006. (TT820 .W47 T43 2006)
Learn basic crocheting techniques including: stitch patterns, how to read patters, and projects.
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Magazines

These fiber crafts magazines are available in the Periodicals Department.

Creative Knitting
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Rowan Knitting & Crochet Magazine
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DVDs

These fiber crafts DVDs are available in the Sights & Sounds Department.

Crocheting

Create wonderful free form crochet
Learn how to use lots of textures and stitches to create unique and freeform designs. (DVD, 2007, 75mins.)  
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Crochet Stitches in Motion
This DVD includes stitch-alongs for all skill levels. (DVD, 2006, 94 mins.)
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I Can't Believe I'm Crocheting!
Melissa Leapman teaches beginners using step-by-step instructions and up close demonstrations. (DVD, 2006, 100 mins.)
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Handspinning

Spindles around the world
Learn advanced techniques for using ethnic spindles such as Navajo, Russian, Turkish, Takli, Akha, and Balkan. (DVD, 2006, 60mins.)
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Spinning Cotton on the Charkha: Basic Techniques &  Charkha Proficiency
Eileen Hallman will teach you how to set up the Charkha, basic spinning techniques, trouble shooting and safety tips. (DVD, 2006, 84 minutes)
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Handspinning, Advanced techniques
Learn how to prepare and spin different lengths of fibers to make worsted and woolen yarns for weaving or knitting using shortdraw and traditional longdraw techniques. (DVD, 2005, 112 minutes)
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Spinning wool: Basics & Beyond
Patsy Zawistoski.presents a good introduction to basic spinning wheel mechanics, fiber preparation, and spinning techniques. (DVD, 2005, 90 minutes)
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Knitting

Round Loom Knitting
Learn how to knit:  hats, scarves, slippers, and socks. (DVD, 2006, 100 minutes)
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Knitting workshop with Elizabeth Zimmermann
This dvd is a collection of Elizabeth Zimmerman's 1981 six-hour PBS series includes beginning, intermediate, and master classes. (DVD, 2005, 6 hours)
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Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitting Glossary
This dvd includes infamous, master knitter Elizabeth Zimmerman and her daughter Meg Swanson.  Learn over 100 hundred knitting techniques and tips, including an interview with Elizabeth Zimmermann. (DVD, 2005, 229 minutes)
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The Art of Knitting for Kids.
Learn Knitting Basics from Six Year Old Ryan Anderson. (DVD, 2007, 99 minutes).
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Kumihimo (Japanese Braiding)

Kumihimo, Japanese Braiding
Learn the basics of Japanese braiding, including how to read pattern diagrams. (DVD, 2006, 115 minutes)
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Needle Felting

Introduction to Needle Felting:  Sculpting a Doll

Learn to sculpt a detailed doll from making the face, body and fine clothing and accessory details. (DVD, 2002, 131mins.)
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Tatting

Tatting I
Learn lace making technique with the basic stitch, picots, joinings, how to create chains and rings in the traditional shuttle tatting method. (DVD, 1990)
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Weaving

Introduction to Weaving
Learn the basics of weaving with Deborah Chandler. (DVD, 2005, 57 mins.)
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Tips, Tricks & Problem Solvers for the Handweaver
Learn practical solutions to common problems encountered in weaving. (DVD, 2006, 60 mins.)
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Warping & Loom Preparation
Instructor Sallie Guy teaches a comprehensive course covering various warping techniques and loom preparation. (DVD, 2005, 88 mins.)
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Internet Sites

Handweavers Guild of America

Joy of Spinning of Handspinning (Streaming video demonstrations on  hand spinning and fiber preparation.)

Knitty (Online magazine for knitters & spinners)

Knitter’s Review (Online magazine for knitters)

Ravelry: A Knit & Crochet Community

Weaveolution

WeaveZine 

Podcasts

Knit Picks    

SpinDoctor

Yarn Spinner’s Tales  

 

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