Everything, I mean EVERYTHING to do with growing apple trees, in the warm language of a learned orcharder who knows his stuff and loves his apples. Wonderful just to read, as well as useful and practical how-to advice, background, and why.
Drawings for weaving patterns by a Colonial American master weaver, John Landes, with threading drafts and notes by Mary Meigs Atwater, this work, archived online, makes this historical work accessible to weavers of today and tomorrow.
A delightful themed cookbook with both recipes and interesting short essays attuned to both local / bioregional sources and global foodways. Veg*ns will find a special thing or two; omnivores will appreciate this book the most.
Because one can't remember it all, and because the editors at Interweave Press have such a wealth of handy reference material to assemble, and because it's so freaking handy and I wanted my own copy (leaving the library theirs), this is a Must Have for handweavers at any level.
Still in the middle of reading; about halfway through. I love the story and the background, and I hate hate hate what had better be the editor's idea and not the author's, of beating me over the head with over-explaining any vocabulary over four syllables (the twins' verbal sparring is fun because they, and please you, we, need to reach to one's own reading background or maybe even a dictionary to get the joke.) Still: storyline excellent enough that this dumbing-down only knocks one star off.
Fantasy, war, coming-of-age...a well-crafted story with interesting characters; a back-thread story from Persian culture about Rostam, Sorahb, and Tahmina that promises a reborn hero. A good, quick read, quite satistfying. I'm very pleased to have received this out of SantaThing2009 and I'm off to buy the next in trilogy with other Yule loot!
Our local Rigid Heddle Frame Loom study group have all purchased this work in Sept, 2010, and plan to work our way through it. Very well presented material, this takes a proud place on the shelf along with prior works on Rigid Heddle looms, adding depth with photo examples and exploration in patterns, hemming techniques, and finishing techniques.