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Knit, Hook, and Spin

A Kid's Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts

Laurie Carlson


List Price: 14.99*
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Dive into the wonderful and creative world of fiber arts and crafts with this easy-to-follow activity book packed with over 70 projects across a variety of fiber arts including knitting, felting, knotting and braiding, spinning, weaving, crocheting, and dyeing. Clear instructions and illustrations guide you in creating these cute, useful crafts. Learn to: felt a handy bag, braid a small rug, weave a colorful tapestry, knit comfy slippers, crochet an eye-catching belt, make and use natural dyes, repurpose old clothing, and much more!

Along the way you'll learn fascinating fiber facts and history, such as how Viking ships' woolen sails were made, the history of rope bridges, how artists in Japan craft giant straw sculptures, and much more. Fun for younger kids to explore with a caregive or older kids to work through alone, Knit, Hook, and Spin belongs in any craft-loving kid's home or classroom. 

Praise For Knit, Hook, and Spin: A Kid's Activity Guide to Fiber Arts and Crafts

“Readers interested in exploring fiber crafts should find this to be an accessible entry point, with a broad range of methods to try.” —Publishers Weekly

"From slippers to tote bags and from friendship bracelets to comfort dolls, there is something for almost anyone wanting to learn how to create from these very tactile sources. Tear up your T-shirts, unravel old sweaters, warm up your fingers, and create some handcrafted fun for yourself, for friends, and for those in need of small comforts." —Kirkus Reviews

"The whole design, with its clean layout and good-sized print invites children to pick it up..." —Booklist, starred review

"In this joyous exploration of fiber arts, students will learn how to felt, knot, spin, weave, knit, crochet, and dye a variety of textiles." —School Library Journal

"This is a great book for kids and adults, who want to learn to craft but aren't sure where to go." —Mom Read It

“Want to draw the kids in your life into fiber arts plus keep them busy all summer? Take a look at this book.” —Knitty

“Creative kids will love the crafts and art projects in this book.” —Batch of Books

Chicago Review Press, 9781613734001, 144pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2016

About the Author

Laurie Carlson is the author of over 20 nonfiction books for children and adults, including Colonial Kids, More Than Moccasins, Westward Ho!, and others. She raises Shetland sheep and mohair goats on her small farm in Oregon, where she operates an artisanal yarn store. Carlson enjoys speaking to local groups about goats, sheep, and fiber arts. Visit her online at