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The Fiber Factor

Author : Stacy Heydt
ISBN : 0990408108
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Alpaca owner and fiber artisan, Stacy Heydt, shares the methodology in preparing both huacaya and suri alpaca fleeces to create superior products once treasured by ancient Incan Kings and today's most discriminating. This comprehensive book uses illustrations, colorful graphics, photographs and a light, conversational format to reduce complex theories and technical terminology into an easy to understand fiber tutorial suitable for both the alpaca owner and fiber enthusiast. It is organized into four sections providing specific information using proven procedures of fiber management from shearing, to showing, to the production of quality finished products and so much more! The "How-To" section includes full step-by-step instructions, illustrations and photographs for preparing fleeces for show and production. Included are blueprints for making breeding and purchasing decisions plus helpful guidelines to assist the new owner in creating a business plan. Hands-on tutorials put the theories to the test including the twist factor in yarn making. Discover how the uniformity factor effects all aspects of production including yarn making, feltmaking and weaving. Color theories are tested through blending and dyeing experiments. The final section features references, a tutorial on creating My Best and My Ultimate Alpaca Fiber Guides, an editorial on how the author judge's a Spin-Off competition, a full glossary plus a complete index. 169 pages, 43 graphics, charts and illustrations, over 70 photographs

Edward S Menagerie

Author : Kerry Lord
ISBN : 9781446367438
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Get ready to spend some time with a suave high-flying rhino, a lovesick elephant who knows her way around a kitchen and a seriously chivalrous tiger . . . With just two weeks to go before baby Edward's due date, yarn enthusiast Kerry Lord picked up a crochet hook for the first time and a new obsession began. Over the next 12 months the collection of crochet animals expanded week on week until Edward's Menagerie was complete with 40 unique patterns. These cute animals with larger-than-life personalities are made using simple crochet techniques and the step-by-step instructions enable a complete beginner to get hooking straight away. Each animal also has a universal pattern where you can change your hook and yarn to create four different sizes, making 160 different possibilities. Be warned that these unlikely characters made using a supersoft yarn in a sumptuous natural colour palette will become your new best friends as you hook your way through the whole menagerie!

Unique Maine Farms

Author : Mary Quinn Doyle
ISBN : 0692274723
Genre : Farms
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For over two years, Mary Quinn Doyle, a Maine author, photographer, and certified teacher traveled throughout Maine visiting over 180 farms and agricultural programs. A collection of stories about 178 of these farms and 440 of her color photographs appear in her 296-page book - Unique Maine Farms. In addition to stories about many organic and conventional and farms,Doyle included information about Native gathering and harvesting, historicalfarms, diversified farms, aquaculture, tree-related farms, farms with apreservation focus, and research and school farms. Underlying the publication is the idea that farming and gardening can conceivably be enjoyed by just about everyone. There is a section of the book that includes profiles of farms that address the issue of hunger and farms that are operated by migrant and guest workers, refugees and immigrants, the incarcerated, and individuals with physical and mental challenges.

Almost Famous Women

Author : Megan Mayhew Bergman
ISBN : 9781476786568
Genre : Fiction
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This collection of short stories from the author of Birds of a Lesser Paradise depicts the forgotten lives of women who almost achieved fame and notoriety, including Lord Byron's illegitimate daughter, Oscar Wilde's niece and Edna St. Vincent Milay's sister. 30,000 first printing.

Behind The Blue Lights

Author : Mark E. Nickerson
ISBN : 1943424071
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 68. 20 MB
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In Mark Nickerson's second book, Behind the Blue Lights, in addition to his usual hilarious stories of life as a Maine State Trooper, Mark delves deeper into the reasons people become law enforcement officers, and offers some poignant insight into the difficulties of life behind the blue lights. It's not all fun and games being a cop, and in this book Mark shows us both the humor and heartbreak behind the badge. As an added bonus, Mark has included stories from the archives of the Maine State Police, some heartwarming stories from another Maine State Trooper and the son of a Howland police chief who explain how the Maine State Police made a big impression on their lives as children. You'll laugh out loud at the rendition offered by one of Mark's friends as she meets the "Nissen bread man" (aka Warden John Ford). Then, you might take pause when reading the story of "Patty and her Bicycle,"it's a stark look at the emotional side of police work when dealing with children and death notifications. The last chapter offers a heartrending reminder of the ultimate price some police officers pay in the line of duty. Mark and his legendary friend, John Ford, former Maine Game Warden, Sheriff, and now author, delight audiences in Maine and beyond with their tales of law enforcement back in the day in their "Blue Lights and Funny Cider" tour. See their website at

A Walk In The Woods Film Tie In

Author : Bill Bryson
ISBN : 9781784161118
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In the company of his friend Stephen Katz (last seen in the bestselling Neither Here nor There), Bill Bryson set off to hike the Appalachian Trail, the longest continuous footpath in the world. Ahead lay almost 2,200 miles of remote mountain wilderness filled with bears, moose, bobcats, rattlesnakes, poisonous plants, disease-bearing tics, the occasional chuckling murderer and - perhaps most alarming of all - people whose favourite pastime is discussing the relative merits of the external-frame backpack. Facing savage weather, merciless insects, unreliable maps and a fickle companion whose profoundest wish was to go to a motel and watch The X-Files, Bryson gamely struggled through the wilderness to achieve a lifetime's ambition - not to die outdoors.

Some Writer

Author : Melissa Sweet
ISBN : 9780544998483
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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A New York Times Bestseller A Washington Post Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 Caldecott Honor winner Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell the story of this American literary icon. Readers young and old will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute, a New York Times bestseller, includes an afterword by Martha White, his granddaughter.

Contemporary Celtic Crochet

Author : Bonnie Barker
ISBN : 9781440238673
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Learn to crochet cables! Have you ever wanted to create a sweater with beautiful cables, but you didn't know how to knit? Now, in Contemporary Celtic Crochet, you can learn how to use basic crochet stitches to create the same stunning effect on sweater wraps, stoles, cardigans, and more. This book features easy projects, such as hats, scarves and device covers, and more difficult projects, including sweaters, wraps and blankets. Make the Hialeah Honey Baby Blankey to swaddle a newborn or create the Inisheer Sweater Wrap to stay cozy in cool weather. The Cables Meet Lace Cape is perfect for evenings out, and the Pennywhistler's Pack will let you carry your essentials on any day trip. These Celtic-inspired stitches and projects are the perfect addition to your crochet repertoire.

Boho Embroidery

Author : Nichole Vogelsinger
ISBN : 194065520X
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Boho Embroidery is a book that details 20+ embroidery stitches that work well with hoop art and incorporates applique. It will visually inspire creativity with the goal of creating your own textile art that can be displayed in a hoop, or that can be applied "outside the hoop" and onto other objects. This book includes instructions for 10 different embroidery stitches and discusses how to use color and neutral shades effectively. The author then gives tips about where to find inspiration, and teaches how to create hoops for effective embroidery. There are 10 different projects ranging from linens to hair clips to buttons--all projects show practical ways to embellish with embroidery and applique. The book wraps up with Nichole's suggestions on how to explore your own creativity with pattern suggestions for making your own hoops or accessories.

The Odessa File

Author : Frederick Forsyth
ISBN : 9781407098012
Genre : Fiction
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Can you forgive the past? It's 1963 and a young German reporter has been assigned the suicide of a holocaust survivor. The news story seems straighforward, this is a tragic insight into one man's suffering. But a long hidden secret is discovered in the pages of the dead man's diary. What follows is life-and-death hunt for a notorious former concentration camp-commander, a man responsible for the deaths of thousands, a man as yet unpunished.

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