Knitlandia

Written By Clara Parkes
Knitlandia
  • Publsiher : Unknown
  • Release : 16 February 2016
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
  • Pages : 160 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Knitlandia written by Clara Parkes which was release on 16 February 2016, this book published by Unknown. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes's rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be savored, from a guide who quickly comes to feel like a trusted confidante. In Knitlandia, she takes readers along on 17 of her most memorable journeys across the globe over the last 15 years, with stories spanning from the fjords of Iceland to a cozy yarn shop in Paris's 13th arrondissement. Also known for her PBS television appearances and hugely popular line of small-batch handcrafted yarns, Parkes weaves her personal blend of wisdom and humor into this eloquently down-to-earth guide that is part personal travel narrative and part cultural history, touching the heart of what it means to live creatively. Join Parkes as she ventures to locales both foreign and familiar in chapters like: Chasing a Legend in Taos Glass, Grass, and the Power of Place: Tacoma, Washington A Thing for Socks and a Very Big Plan: Portland, Oregon Autumn on the Hudson: The New York Sheep & Wool Festival Cashmere Dreams and British Breeds: A Last-Minute Visit to Edinburgh, Scotland Fans of travel writing, as well as knitters, crocheters, designers, and fiber artists alike, will enjoy the masterful narrative in these intimate tales from a life well crafted. Whether you've committed to exploring your own wanderlust or are an armchair traveler curled up in your coziest slippers, Knitlandia is sure to inspire laughter, tears, and maybe some travel plans of your own.

Knitlandia

Knitlandia
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Total pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
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Summary : Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes's rich personal essays invite readers and devoted crafters on excursions to be ...

Knitlandia

Knitlandia
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2016-02-16
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
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Summary : A New York Times Bestseller Knitting aficionado and notable artisan Clara Parkes delves into her storied travels with this inspiring and witty memoir on a creative life enriched by her adventures around the world. Building on the success of The Yarn Whisperer, Parkes’s rich personal essays invite readers and ...

Vanishing Fleece

Vanishing Fleece
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2019-10-01
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
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Summary : A fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way Join Clara Parkes on a cross-country adventure and meet a cast of characters that includes the shepherds, dyers, and countless workers ...

Knit a Hat

Knit a Hat
  • Author : Alanna Okun
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2020-09-08
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
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Summary : An introduction to the wide world of knitting by way of making your own hat Knitting is an excellent handcraft and something people love the world over. For crafting newbies, knitting can seem highly daunting: you need needles (but what size?), yarn (but what weight?), and a pattern (but what ...

A Stash of One s Own

A Stash of One s Own
  • Author : Clara Parkes
  • Publisher : Harry N. Abrams
  • Release Date : 2018-09-11
  • Total pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781617691904
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Summary : A new, addictive-to-read collection of essays and stories celebrating yarn--specifically, the knitter's reputation for acquiring it in large quantities and storing it away in what's lovingly referred to as a "stash." The pieces in this collection span from comical to earnest, lighthearted to deeply philosophical, in a celebration of the ...