Vanishing Fleece

Adventures in American Wool
Clara Parkes

Description

This is a fast-paced account of the year Clara Parkes spent transforming a 676-pound bale of fleece into saleable yarn, and the people and vanishing industry she discovered along the way.

She describes a brush with the dangers of opening a bale (they can explode), and her adventures from Maine to Wisconsin ("the most knitterly state") and back again; along the way, she presents a behind-the-scenes look at the spinners, scourers, genius inventors, and crazy-complex mill machines that populate the yarn-making industry. By the end of the book, you'll be ready to set aside the backyard chickens and add a flock of sheep instead. Simply put, no other book exists that explores American culture through the lens of wool.

Details

  • Format
    Hardback
  • Pages
    192
  • Size
    210 x 150mm
  • Publisher
    Abrams
  • ISBN
    9781419735318
Status
In stock for immediate dispatch
Stock Code
190913
Our Price
$34.99