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Clara Posted - 03/17/2010 : 7:40:41 PM
I have a cardinal rule about not reviewing books that I've blurbed, because, well, it seems a bit excessive. But I had to make sure KR had some record of Gail Callahan's new book on hand-dyeing, because it's so good. So, without further ado, I present this week's review.

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terryknits2 Posted - 05/13/2010 : 05:33:25 AM
I just bought Gail's book a few weeks ago and immediately decided to dye an old 1 lb hank of mohair boucle I bought years ago at Hemlock Wool Festival and had no idea if I'd ever use it for anything... so not much risk there, eh? Anyway, I followed Gail's color guidelines and the result was fantastic. Deep roses with subtle green and pink complements I quickly knit some of it up a scarf for an upcoming Knit In Public fundraising event. Looks lovely knit up too. (and I still have a ton of the hank left over....) So, anyway, I highly recommend this book. It motivated me!
2totangle Posted - 04/19/2010 : 7:46:59 PM
Having now read a library copy of this book, it's clear that I need to buy my own copy. It has an extremely clear, logical explanation of color theory, including the best, most systematic explanation I've yet read on picking an accent color. Still haven't dyed anything yet, but that's definitely coming.


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2totangle Posted - 03/18/2010 : 08:09:40 AM
The timing of your review couldn't have been better for me. I've spent a bunch of time lately looking at yarns and thinking, "If only it came in X color" or "I wish it were just a little greener." And I keep running into those large skeins of undyed yarns. Do I dare?

Thanks, Clara!


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minh Posted - 03/18/2010 : 06:37:45 AM
I got a copy at Webs a few weeks ago and Gail happened to be there so she signed my copy.
It is indeed a very well-done book! I like that it covers both yarn and fleece as fleece dyeing is a great playground for spinners.

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