Clara Parkes - Vanishing Fleece: Adventures in American Wool — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Parkes is a self-described “yarn whisperer” who teaches, practices, and writes about knitting. She follows her bestselling Knitlandia with a wide-ranging account of how a 676-pound bale of fleece becomes salable yarn. Visiting upstate New York sheep farms, a Texas scouring plant, and a Maine dye  house, Parkes describes how wool is shorn and then sorted; shows how the wool is measured, baled, shipped, and turned into skeins; and introduces some of the many shepherds, dyers, spinners, and innumerable other workers who play valuable roles in the once-thriving, now fading, American wool industry.

 

Politics and Prose at The Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20024
The Wharf
Non Fiction
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$23.00
ISBN: 9781419735318
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 1st, 2019

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