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Mountaineer Makerspace: Fiber Arts

Fiber Arts

The term "fiber arts" covers all crafts made with yarn, thread, and/or fabric. This includes crocheting, knitting, coiling, cross-stitch, embroidery, macramé, sewing and quilting, all of which you can do at the WOHS LMC. Come practice your skills or learn new ones in our makerspace! While here, you can see some projects made by students, or take a look at the books we have on fiber arts- some titles can be found below.

Fiber Arts Books

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The Knitting Bible

by Phildar

Call Number:  746.43 KNI

This knitcyclopedia will open up a whole new world of knitting possibilities!Featuring over 300 versatile stitch patterns easily adapted for any project type, it is an indispensable resource for knitters of every level. From basic knit-purl options to cables, laces, and more -- and from classics to unique styles -- The Knitting Bible covers it all. Patterns are organized by stitch type, with both written instructions and charts for maximum clarity. Stitch keys appear beside each chart. Stitches are beautifully photographed, and knitted in the same color throughout each section, so you can compare them at a glance. The index lets you find information quickly. The introductory section offers a refresher on knitting basics, from casting on to picking up dropped stitches to knitting a gauge swatch, with helpful illustrations. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, The Knitting Bible is the ideal reference for your yarn-and-needles endeavors.

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A to Z of crochet

by Sue Gardner

Call Number: 746.434 GAR

Here's everything you ever wanted to know about crochet. This indispensable reference will guide you through everything from beginner's basics through stitches and techniques for every shape and texture imaginable. With step-by-step instructions and close-up photos, there's no easier way to learn to crochet!

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Quilt as-you-go made vintage

by  Jera Brandvig

Call Number: 746.46 BRA

Get comfortable with basic piecing and machine quilting - one block at a time! Best-selling author Jera Brandvig is back, this time with a romantic take on her quilt-as-you-go designs. Try your hand at 9 projects, including an elegant sampler with 51 mix-and-match blocks. For quilt as-you-go enthusiasts, Jera shares three optional joining methods, including her technique that makes your quilt reversible! No matter how busy your schedule, you can set attainable goals and practice quilting patchwork blocks in small, manageable pieces.

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Macrame : the craft of creative knotting for your home

by  Fanny Zedenius

Call Number: 746.4222 ZED

Swedish designer Fanny Zedenius has revitalised the art of macramé, giving this nostalgic craft a modern twist. Macramé features a collection of over 20 beautifully designed projects to make for your home, as well as everything you need to know to master the art of creative knotting. With just your hands and some lengths of rope, you can make macramé plant hangars, wall hangings, dream catchers and more. Macramé truly is a craft for all, regardless of ability, and Fanny's delightful book will provide you with all the tools to pick up the ropes.

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The Complete Book of Sewing

by Chris Jeffreys

Call Number: 646.4 COM

An authoritative and comprehensive guide to all sewing techniques and tips, The Complete Book of Sewing provides a fresh, clever update to this modern classic. Packed with modern computer-aided designs, cutting-edge advice on tools, supplies, and fabrics as well as a new, inspirational fabric gallery, and hundreds of specially commissioned full color step-by-step photographs, the book maintains its original appeal, while enticing a whole new generation of readers.

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Fiberarts Design Book

by Susan Mowery Kieffer

Call Number: 746 FIB

Covers quilts, needlework, basketry, paper and felt, tapestry, fiber sculpture, wearables and surface design.

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by Hope Hanley

Call Number: 746.4 HAN

Directions for over 50 canvas stitches used alone or in combination to produce a wealth of needlepoint designs

Knitting and Crocheting Tutorials

Fiber Arts in Action



Cross Stitch and Macrame Tutorials