From the introduction:
There’s a certain logic involved in creating a hand-crafted item. The different steps follow one another in and exact order, and thinking you can miss one is not an option. It’s not easy to go back and change a mistake you’ve made in your knitting—instead you have to undo it and start again. This means you must work with heightened concentration and follow closely as the work grows. A good end result depends on accuracy and perseverance throughout the process, from the very beginning to the finished item. That is why crafts are such a discipline. The visible results can provide inspiration and encouragement, making you feel more creative in other areas, too.
C O N T E N T S:
Making a spindle
Using a spindle
Spinning a two-ply yarn
CROCHET AND KNITTING
Four-strand square knotting
Five-loop finger braiding
Pompom rabbit or chick or necklace
Knitted pants and jumper (sweater)
Crocheted cat glove puppet
Crocheted mouse finger puppet
Wool is perhaps my very favorite fiber, one that you allows you to create almost anything. This lively full-color illustrated craft book shows how to make a range of handicrafts from fleece and yarn, including toys, friendship bracelets and braids, balls, pompoms, dolls, dolls’ clothes and animals.
Neuschütz’ instructions are wonderfully clear and filled with enthusiasm for the projects. There are diagrams and systematic instructions, along with photos showing the finished item or the work in progress. Creative Wool starts by introducing children to basic methods of spinning yarn, crocheting, knitting and felting, and offers a broad range of projects for children of all ages to complete, working together with adults.