Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Harry N. Abrams
Publish Date
Pages
192
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.0 X 0.7 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781419735370

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About the Author

Author of six books, including the New York Times bestselling Knitlandia, Clara Parkes has dedicated her life to figuring out what makes yarn tick--and finding the right words to write about it. She turned passion into profession in 2000 when she launched Knitter's Review, the first comprehensive online knitting magazine and community. Since then, through her writings, workshops, books, and television and radio appearances, Parkes has championed the notion of paying closer attention to what you knit and where it came from.

Reviews

"Given my hatred of puns, I absolutely do not want to say Clara Parkes spins an incredible yarn, but how else to describe this incredible book? Parkes is the Marc Kurlansky of wool!"--John Hodgman "actor, humorist, and author of Vacationland"
"While I laughed and loved Clara's prose, I was left with so much more. It's actually a lovely and melancholy look at an American industry that's quickly changing, and a beautiful story of the people who are sacrificing to maintain it."--Judy Greer "actor, director, and author of I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star"
"Long before social media cluttered every corner of our existence, Parkes's conversational 411 about new yarns and interesting pattern designs forged connections among far-flung knitters, who discovered they were a global community rather than lone practitioners of a cozy hobby they'd learned from Mom."--Kathy Blumenstock "The Washington Post"
"Quite possibly the only writer you will ever read who can make a discussion of micron counts absolutely riveting."--Mary Mooney "The Oregonian"