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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

Author: Kate Larson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781632500304

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

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All you need to know about spinning wool--from sheep to knits! Spinners have been creating beautiful yarns from wool for thousands of years, but we still have unanswered questions. How do you choose a fleece? Should you process your fleece by hand or send it to a mill? What kind of prepared fibers are available, and what should you do with them? Fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson answers these and many other questions in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Topics include: • An overview of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their fleece • Washing, carding, combing, and blending fibers • Purchasing and working with prepared fibers • Techniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projects • Advice on caring for fibers to protect them from unwanted pests and other problems Whether you're working with fleeces sheared from your own flock or spinning indie dyed fibers, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.

Wool Dyeing

Wool Dyeing

Author: Walter Myers Gardner


ISBN: WISC:89097688147

Category: Dyes and dyeing

Page: 124

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Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain

Gender, Work and Wages in Industrial Revolution Britain

Author: Joyce Burnette

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139470582

Category: History


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A major study of the role of women in the labour market of Industrial Revolution Britain. It is well known that men and women usually worked in different occupations, and that women earned lower wages than men. These differences are usually attributed to custom but Joyce Burnette here demonstrates instead that gender differences in occupations and wages were instead largely driven by market forces. Her findings reveal that rather than harming women competition actually helped them by eroding the power that male workers needed to restrict female employment and minimising the gender wage gap by sorting women into the least strength-intensive occupations. Where the strength requirements of an occupation made women less productive than men, occupational segregation maximised both economic efficiency and female incomes. She shows that women's wages were then market wages rather than customary and the gender wage gap resulted from actual differences in productivity.