Yarn Works: How to Spin, Dye, and Knit Your Own Yarn by W.J. Johnson
Yarn Works is a complete guide on how to spin, dye, and knit ALL fibers. It includes the science behind fibers; goes into depth on spinning—from the history of the spin to how to make your own spinning equipment; discusses the history of dyes and the dyeing process and demonstrates how to work with natural and synthetic dyes. There are also 10 patterns for knitters that follow a different fiber (protein, cellulose, synthetic) right through the spin and dye process, ending with a finished knitted project using the yarn created from the spinning and dyeing workshops offered in the book.