“Beautifully written as part travel memoir and part dyeing handbook . . . you are handed a wealth of knowledge in one book.” —Little Acorn Creations Similar to cooking and the act of sharing meals, our relationship to textiles is a core tenet of our human experience. Creating textiles cultivates connection, belonging, community, and friendships among people. In the world of textiles, natural dyeing is the closest we come to the act of cooking. Journeys in Natural Dyeing shares the story of Kristine Vejar and Adrienne Rodriguez’s travels to four countries—Iceland, Mexico, Japan, and Indonesia—where they visited natural dyers who use locally-sourced dyes to create textiles that evoke beauty, a connection to their environment, and showcase their mastery of skill. This book shares their process of using their own locally-grown dyes and includes recipes and projects to create more than 400 shades of color. In addition, you will learn how to use your own natural environment to create deep, beautiful colors. No matter where you live, creating color naturally is possible.
“Thiessen’s new book is all about promoting creativity at a slower pace, offering advice on finding the time and space to knit in a restful, calming way.” —The Knitter Slow Knitting introduced crafters to a process of more mindful making through five basic tenets: source carefully, make thoughtfully, think seasonally, experiment fearlessly, and explore openly. Now, this seasonal approach encourages knitters to delve deeper into those concepts, applying them to everyday making through a series of essays, projects, and patterns that explore the life of a knitter throughout the year. Organized similarly to a seasonal planting guide or farmer’s almanac, each chapter and section is designed to identify and encourage small ways that knitters may begin to employ noticeable change: organizing your yarn stash, carving out time for knitting, and starting on that baby blanket in a timely manner. The ideas explored here add up to a fuller, more mindful year, all through the joyful experience that is knitting.
Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh, bestselling author of Mending Matters, teaches readers how to mend, patch, dye, and alter clothing for an environmentally conscious, reimagined wardrobe Slow fashion influencer Katrina Rodabaugh follows her bestselling book, Mending Matters, with a comprehensive guide to building (and keeping) a wardrobe that matters. Whether you want to repair your go-to jeans, refresh a favorite garment, alter or dye clothing you already have—this book has all the know-how you’ll need. Woven throughout are stories, essays, and a slow fashion call-to-action, encouraging readers to get involved or deepen their commitment to changing the destructive habit of overconsumption. Rodabaugh has an engaged community (her kits are in high demand and her classes sell out quickly) and a proven ability to tempt sewists and nonsewists alike to take up needle and thread.
Celebrate the diverse work of people of color in the craft community and explore the personal, political, and creative potential of textile arts and crafts. In early 2019, the craft community experienced a reckoning when crafters of color began sharing personal stories about exclusion and racial injustice in their field, pointing out the inequity and lack of visible diversity within the crafting world. Author Jen Hewett, who is one of a few prominent women of color in the fiber crafts community, now brings together this book as a direct response to the need to highlight the diverse voices of artists working in fiber arts and crafts. Weaving together interviews, first-person essays, and artist profiles, This Long Thread explores the work and contributions of people of color across the fiber arts and crafts community, representing a wide spectrum of race, age, region, cultural identity, education, and economic class. These conversations explore techniques and materials, belonging, identity, pride of place, cultural misappropriation, privilege, the value (or undervaluing) of craft, community support structures, recognition or exclusion, intergenerational dialogue, and much more. Be inspired by the work and stories of innovative people of color who are making exceptional contributions to the world of craft. The diverse range of textile artists and craftspeople featured include knitters, quilters, sewers, weavers, and more who are making inspiring and innovative work, yet who are often overlooked by mainstream media.
A Wonderful Synecdoche For India: Heterogeneous, Contrary, Suddenly Seductive' - Hindustan Time `The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys Is Not Exactly A Collection Of Essays On Trips To Places Familiar And Unknown. It Is So Much More, That It Would Be A Crime To Describe Its Contents As Travel Pieces . . . It Examines The Petty And The Large-Hearted, The Honest And The Hypocritical, The Smug, The Defeated And The Insecure . . . In The Final Analysis, Indian Journeys Is Like A Parcel Gift-Wrapped In Multiple Layers, Each One Presenting The Reader With A Wonderful Surprise That Raises His Expectations Of The Next'- Sunday Statesman `A Treat ... With More Than 35 Pieces, The Book Gives A Wide-Angle View Of Contemporary India' - Indian Express `An Exhilarating Account Of India, Complete In Its Mosaic Of Contending Architecture, Climate, People, Politics, Emotions, Ambitions And Shibboleths'- Hindustan Times `[India] Sets The Literary Imagination On Fire. The Brilliant And Absorbing Pieces In This Collection Are Moulded In The Heat Of That Dazzling Flame . . . An Essential Read For All Wanderers And Intrepid Travellers'- First City `Memorable Pieces Dominate: Jan Morris'S Exuberant Essay On Darjeeling, Bruce Chatwin'S Ironic Take On Mrs Gandhi, And Sarayu Ahuja'S Delightful Portrait Of A Madras Mami . . . You Can Scarcely Wait Till The Bookshop Opens So You Can Read The Rest Of Their Books' - Hindu
Praise for the previous edition: "[A] fascinating book." John Thackara, Doors of Perception "Provides the foundations for a radical new perspective." Ethical Pulse "At last a book that dispels the idea that fashion is only interested in trend-driven fluff: not only does it have a brain, but it could be a sustainable one." Lucy Siegle, Crafts Magazine Fully revised and updated, the second edition of Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys continues to define the field of design in fashion and textiles. Arranged in two sections, the first four chapters represent key stages of the lifecycle: material cultivation/extraction, production, use and disposal. The remaining four chapters explore design approaches for altering the scale and nature of consumption, including service design, localism, speed and user involvement. While each chapter is complete in and of itself, their real value comes from what they represent together: innovative ways of thinking about textiles and garments based on sustainability values and an interconnected approach to design. Including a new preface, updated content and a new conclusion reflecting and critiquing developments in the field, as well as discussing future developments, the second edition promises to provide further impetus for future change, sealing Sustainable Fashion and Textiles: Design Journeys as the must-buy book for fashion and textiles professionals and students interested in sustainability.
This carefully crafted ebook: “EXTRAORDINARY JOURNEYS – Complete Collection: 41 Adventure Classics in One Volume (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Five Weeks in a Balloon Journey to the Centre of the Earth From the Earth to the Moon Around the Moon The Adventures of Captain Hatteras In Search of the Castaways Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea A Floating City The Adventures of Three Englishmen and Three Russians in South Africa The Fur Country Around the World in Eighty Days The Mysterious Island The Survivors of the Chancellor Michael Strogoff Hector Servadac The Underground City Dick Sand, A Captain at Fifteen The Begum's Fortune Tribulations of a Chinaman in China The Steam House Eight Hundred Leagues on the Amazon Godfrey Morgan or, The Robinson Crusoe School The Green Ray Mathias Sandorf The Star of the South Ticket No. “9672” Robur the Conqueror The Master of the World The Waif of “Cynthia” North Against South or, Texar's Revenge The Flight to France or, The Memoirs of a Dragoon Kéraban the Inflexible Adrift in Pacific or, Two Years' Vacation Topsy Turvy Cesar Cascabel Mistress Branican The Castle of the Carpathians Claudius Bombarnac Captain Antifer Facing the Flag An Antarctic Mystery Jules Gabriel Verne (1828-1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright best known for his adventure novels and his profound influence on the literary genre of science fiction.
A look at the extensive history of the folkcraft, its presence in the modern world, and resources to help beginners enter the world of textile artistry. This book offers a whistle-stop guide to the history of spinning and weaving. The story begins in prehistory when people first wove yarns to create clothing and blankets. The book explores how spinning and weaving have continued to be important throughout human history (or should that be herstory), in artistic, economic, and functional terms. The second part of the book brings us up to date, via interviews with modern-day spinning and weaving artisans. These textiles artists generously allowed the author a window into their studios and discussed the way they use and adapt traditional methods, techniques, and tools for the twenty-first century. Photos of their work and their working environment offer a unique view into the world of this ancient craft. Finally, if you are inspired to try your hand at this fascinating art, the book also has a resources section. It includes a valuable list of suppliers of fiber, dyes, tools, and yarn, as well as information about training courses, useful websites, and more—everything you need to get started.
Sustainable Technologies for Fashion and Textiles combines the latest academic research and industrial practices to shed light on a wide range of activities that influence how the textiles industry affects the natural environment. Pressure from regulators, customers and other stakeholders has pressed companies to translate general sustainability concepts and ideas into business practices. This is leading to improvements in how the industry consumes water, electricity and chemicals, and to a reduction in the amount of waste generated by textile processes. This book groups approaches to these topics under four themes, fiber, yarn and fabric production, chemical processing, garment manufacturing and recycling. Addresses sustainability challenges that occur throughout the supply chain, from the sourcing of raw materials, to recycling finished products Provides introductions to sustainability—both in general and within the textiles industry—making this topic accessible for readers of all backgrounds Compares the advantages and disadvantages of different approaches to sustainability, helping readers avoid pitfalls when devising their own strategies
India Continues To Fascinate Travellers Who Are, In The Words Of Dom Moraes, The Editor Of This Anthology, Startled, Annoyed And Attracted By Its Colossal, Inexplicable Diversities . In This Book, Travel Writers Indian And Foreign, As Well As Compulsive Wanderers Without A Home Engage With The Comforts And The Chaos, The Convictions And The Contradictions Of Modern, Independent India. Beginning With A Brilliantly Insightful Introduction By Dom Moraes, This Anthology Provides An Absorbing, Lively And Always Insightful Portrait Of Life In Contemporary India. The Penguin Book Of Indian Journeys Brings Together Pieces By Some Of The Best Contemporary The Contributors Include: Paul Theroux R.K. Narayan Salman Rushdie Bruce Chatwin Abraham Verghese Andrew Harvey Jonah Blank Bill Aitken Mark Shand P. Sainath Khushwant Singh Stephen Alter Jan Morris Vikram Seth Mark Tully James Cameron Amit Chaudhuri Anita Nair Vijay Nambisan M.J. Akbar Seeme Qasim Royina Grewal Dom Moraes Allen Ginsberg V.S. Naipaul William Dalrymple Ruskin Bond Jerry Pinto Joe Roberts Charlie Pye-Smith Anees Jung Sarayu Ahuja Dawood Ali Mccallum Alexander Frater Namita Gokhale
The textile industry is focused in its search for alternative green fibres with the aim of providing high-quality products which are fully recyclable and biodegradable. Natural textile materials from renewable sources play an increasingly important role in the industry due to their unique properties and functionality over synthetic fibres, as well as their sustainability. Fundamentals of Natural Fibres and Textiles covers all the fundamental and basic information about natural fibres and textiles. Many different fibres are covered from their origin, through processing, properties, and applications. The latest methods for characterisation and testing of natural fibres are all addressed with reference to cutting-edge industry trends. This uniquely comprehensive approach to the topic provides the ideal entry point to natural fibres for textile and clothing scientists, engineers, designers, researchers, students, and manufacturers of such products. Explains the characteristics of natural fibres to show how they compare to synthetic fibres for a range of purposes Provides an overview of the environmental impact of the processing of fibres and how this creates industrial waste Covers a wide range of natural fibres in detail, from traditional silk and wool to electrospun biopolymers Provides the latest updates on technologies for designing natural fibres and applying them to the development of new products