This week’s book review is actually of a knitting book. Cependant, there is a wealth of knowledge in here about local yarns and it’s an amazing book for that reason that I think crocheters might enjoy even if they don’t know. I know I enjoyed it! If you like what you read in this review, come back tomorrow and enter to win it in Day 7 de 31 Jours de Cadeaux crochet. The book is Knit locale par Tanis Gris.
Who This Yarn Book is For
This is a super cool book celebrating America’s fiber festivals and the local yarn producers that sell fiber at those festivals. Anyone who is interested in yarn dyeing and spinning, buying local and attending the nation’s fiber festivals will find this book to be a wonderful read and a valuable resource. It is heavily geared towards knitters but has so much yarn-y goodness that it’s worth reading for that alone.
Format of This Book
The book begins with a great intro by the author about why we should be local and what that even means. Then it delves into information about various yarn sellers and offers a project to go along with each one. These sellers are divided into four chapters, based on their location (northeast, south, Midwest and West).
For each seller’s page, we get the following awesome info:
- The name of the yarn seller and a tagline telling us about it.
- The history of the seller’s farm and business including their business philosophy.
- Location and website location.
- Yarns available from this seller.
- Lots of photos of the yarns and the fiber farm.
- Un modèle conçu pour aller avec l'Info du vendeur. Les modèles comprennent toutes les informations de base que vous trouverez dans n'importe quel tricot ou crochet pattern et des photos des produits finis. Les graphiques sont inclus.
- A la fin de chaque chapitre, nous obtenons une liste d'autres vendeurs de fil dans cette info avec des informations sur les concepteurs du projet pour cette section.
Autres Book Notes
Conclusion: En dépit d'être un livre pour les tricoteuses, Knit locale est un livre qui peut facilement être apprécié par crocheters. Nous aimons tous le fil, après tout! It shows terrific support for fiber farms and small yarn businesses which handmade crafters often appreciate.
If your interest is piqued, you may want to check out the terrific review and interview with the author that Crafter métro did for this book.
Do you buy locally sourced yarn? Pourquoi ou pourquoi pas?
Full Disclosure: I received a review copy of this book from the publisher. This did not impact my review. I will be giving away my copy tomorrow on this blog.