Like any modern, responsible citizen or fervent DIYer, you’ve probably been using salvaged materials for years. But did you know that the fastest growing trend in knitting and crochet takes reduce-reuse-recycle to a whole new level? In Alt Fiber, popular craft author, teacher, and blogger Shannon Okey presents more than twenty-five patterns for jackets, skirts, sweaters, wraps, socks, bags, and more using nonallergenic plant fibers. And these aren’t just any fibers . . . from the seaweed-derived Seacell yarn, which transmits vitamins and nutrients to your skin when you wear it, to soy-based yarns made from tofu manufacturing waste, alternative fibers are good for the environment, easy to care for, and more available than ever.
Since these fibers don’t work up or drape like wool or cotton yarns, Shannon channels her enthusiasm and expertise into teaching crafters of all skill levels about the properties of alt fibers, how to incorporate them into existing patterns, and even how to hand-dye them. And with contemporary designs contributed by Knit Brit’s Andi Smith, Acme Knitting Company’s Jillian Moreno, Julie Armstrong Holetz, Sivia Harding, Laura Chau, Kate Jackson, Keri Williams, and other up-and-coming designers, Alt Fiber is a must-have addition to overstuffed stash bags everywhere. Whether you make a pine wrap, a bamboo coat, a kenaf bag, or a corn T-shirt, knitting green has never been so easy.
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Twenty-five projects to knit and crochet using environmentally friendly plant fibers from a popular craft author, teacher, blogger, and shop owner. * Tips for working with fibers made from wood pulp, pineapple, ramie, kenaf, flax, milk proteins, linen, corn, and more. * An innovative collection of projects contributed by such renowned designers as Knitbrit's Andi Moon Smith, Acme Knitting Company's Jillian Moreno, Julie Armstrong Holetz, Sivia Harding, Laura Chau, Kate Jackson, Keri Williams, and others.From the Back Cover:
"Alt Fiber is a book that takes after my own eco-friendly heart! During a time when we as a society are searching for environmentally responsible ways to live, books like this one help spread the word that we can do the same when we craft. Come for the soy, stay for the sweaters!"
--Vickie Howell, designer, author, and host of Knitty Gritty
"Shannon is on the leading edge. Alt Fiber is a gift to all of us who love new and earth-friendly fiber. This book is informative, interesting, and stuffed full of fabulous patterns that make eco-luxury knitting ultra hip!"
--Jonelle Raffino, co-founder of South West Trading Company, Inc.
"If No Sheep for You had a sister book, it would definitely be Shannon Okey's Alt Fiber. Shannon has brought an ecological focus to my favorite topic: non-wool yarns. The section on natural dyes covers everything from ingredients to process (fabulous!) and the pattern selection is fresh and vibrant."
--Amy R. Singer, editor at Knitty.com and author of No Sheep for You
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Book Description Ten Speed Press. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 1580089151 New. Bookseller Inventory # 1580089151NEJM2
Book Description Ten Speed Press, U.S.A., 2008. Soft Cover. Book Condition: New. Provides illustrated instructions for more than twenty-five project for a variety of knitted projects using different and unusual nonallergenic plant fibers. Includes information on the products, methods, etc. Bookseller Inventory # 4462-6
Book Description Ten Speed Press, Berkeley, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. 118 pgs, color photos plus diagrams. Bookseller Inventory # 3903X
Book Description Ten Speed Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M1580089151
Book Description Ten Speed Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P111580089151