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Great Gift Books for Fiber Lovers

Books are always such fantastic gifts.  Imagine a gift that is appreciated over and over again. That’s what happens when a book is opened and its pages are turned. In my house a book that is given as a special gift is often inscribed with a note on the inside cover from the gift giver. Today I read books to my children that my grandparents gave to me as a child. You guessed it, there is often a note and we always take the time to read it. I love the memories and the connections it creates between generations. Fiber books seem perfect for this tradition.

Here at Halcyon Yarn we always have a wonderful selection of books. Pick your fiber craft and you’ll find a book on our shelves that would make a wonderful gift. Of course there are always those books that lend themselves to being an extra special gift. We thought we’d share a few of our top picks with you.

Have a weaver on your list?   [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a great choice. Projects use plain weave, twill, double weave, skeleton tie-up, inlay and pick-up techniques.

 

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New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms.

 

The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom  The Weaver's Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom

If you’re hunting for the perfect new knitting book, one of our just published favorite books is Coastal Knits.  It’s a collaborative effort between two independent knitwear designers (and friends), Alana Dakos and Hannah Fettig, living on opposite coasts. These fresh and exciting designs are all accompanied by amazing photos and text describing the coastal landmarks that inspired them.

 

Coastal Knits  Coastal Knits

[Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is an ideal book to give during the holidays, a time filled with family traditions. Nearly half the book is devoted to family stories that have helped shape top knitwear designers, while the other half is designs influenced by those special people from previous generations.

 

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With 40 previously unpublished garter stitch patterns, [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] is a must have for Elizabeth Zimmerman fans. You’ll also find original journal entries, watercolors and drawings by Elizabeth.  Great for all levels of knitters.

 

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Noro fans can’t go wrong with either  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] or  [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] .

 

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Maine’s own Katharine Cobey is a remarkable and innovative knitter, teacher and sculptor. Her work is amazing. In Diagonal Knitting she teaches you the techniques she uses to create her amazing designs.

 

Diagonal Knitting  Diagonal Knitting

Devoted sock lovers are always looking for new inspiration too. They’ll love Sock Knitting - Master Class. Includes a DVD with extra tips from author, Ann Budd.

 

Sock Knitting - Master Class  Sock Knitting - Master Class

From traditional to new age funky, take a look at what’s going on in the world of felt today with [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] .

 

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Although it’s not a book, we had to mention [Sorry, item discontinued or temporarily out of stock] . What a great gift for any rug hooker on your list.

 

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Crocheters rejoice for Seamless Crochet. Designer, Kristin Omdahl, introduces crocheters of all levels to 18 motif-based patterns in one piece. Includes an instructional DVD.

 

Seamless Crochet  Seamless Crochet

 

Related items of interest: • Weaving BooksKnitting BooksCrochet Books

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