http://gfwsheep.com/washingwool/woolwashing.html (how to wash fleece)
http://www.woolworks.org/stores/mi.html (links to yarn shops stores in MI)
www.zwool.com (carding mill)
www.frankenmuthwoolenwill.com (carding mill)
http://www.sdcwg.org/notebooks/sbs.html (sheep breeds and info)
http://www.icanspin.com/ I can spin.com has videos for spinning on a spindle and instructions.
http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/ The joy of hand spinning has instructions.
http://www.interweave.com/ Interweave press is the home of Spin off Magazine a wonderful magazine about spinning, has instructions, fiber info, and projects. They are also the press that most books on spinning, weaving, and fiber arts are out off.
Hands on Spinning, by Lee Raven, ISBN 0-934026-27-0 This book is great for beginners it has some project ideas and all the basic information about spinning on a hooked stick to a wheel. It was my best friend when I was getting started.
Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch, by Lee Raven, ISBN 1-931499-36-5 This concentrates on spinning with a spindle. It has different projects then Hands on Spinning and color photos.
Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning, by Alden Amos, ISBN 1-883010-88-8 This book is the bible of Hand Spinning. It as so much information and it goes into detail. I suggest this book for those who are really interested.
http://www.thorshof.org/spinyarn.htm Spinning in fair tales, this site has them all listed and historical footnotes. It is highly intresting and a great way to waste time.
Free Knitting Web Zines
http://www.knitty.com/ http://www.magknits.com/ http://spunmag.com/ http://www.theanticraft.com
Knitting with handspun http://www.io.com/~cjwyche/handspun/20031107Handspun.html http://www.griffindyeworks.com/fiber_burn.htm fiber burn test.
http://community.livejournal.com/spinningfiber/ live journal group
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Spin-List/ yahoo group
Lifespan: I've had it for about eight years probably.
Review: It's a good beginner machine and can do all the basics and a few fancier things. I've used a Bernina at work and thought it was steadier, but it required a little more knowledge too. Basically my Singer has served me well, but I'm about ready to move on.
Recommendation: It's a really good beginner machine, however, if your buying a newer machine test it well, because I've heard the newer ones aren't so sturdy.
Are there no references for knitting? Does no one else knit or crochet?
Granted, knitting sites tend to not make sense, or are difficult to follow, but there's always hard references, suck as Stich n' b***h Nation, Vogue Knitting, Family Knitting, etc.
Hobby Lobby and Crafts 2000 are my favorite yarn stores, HL for its prices and Crafts for its selection. Books-A-Million is my favorite book store, as they always have Stich N' b***h and knitting magazines in stock.
I think that Vogue Knitting is my favorite mag, but all the projects take so much time that I always end up scaling them back, and then don't really like them as much as the pictures. Also, the Encyclopedia of Knitting is a really useful book smile
Make: Ultralock serger
Lifespan: I've had it for almost three years.
Review: It has a decent price tag, but it's not near the quality of other machines. I bought it because I liked my singer sewing machine, but I wouldn't buy it again. I've had to get it repaired twice for pieces that broke (which ended up costing about the price of the machine). When it breaks again, and I'm sure it will sad, I'm just going to get a new one. This one isn't worth the frustration.
Recommendation: Buy something else.
i would say that art is easy if you are willing to try otherwise you will never amount to a true artist i meen that is if you are truely intrested my fave artist' are georgia o'keefe and pablo piccaso georgia is an amazing still life artsist and i love the emotion pablo shows in his fantastic art especially during his blue stage
Make: CG 3500 (Industrial)
Lifespan: I've had it 1, it's supposed to last for up to 50 if I keep it in good shape.
Review: Lovely to work with, easy to use, and is the same model used by my University's costume shop currently.
Recommendation: Good for beginners or advanced tailors and seamstresses! Industrial is especially good if you do costumes and sew odd materials often, such as leather or plastic.