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Guide to Craft and Textile Books for Kindle

New Kindle Update: Oct. 2/2011

After more than 6 months of being a Kindle owner, I must admit I am a convert. I was away on a recent holiday to Mallorca – with my Kindle, which I love – the free 3G option gave me free access to email while I was away.
Now that I am back, I was very surprised and pleased to see that there are all new versions of Kindles to shop for. Just in time for Christmas shopping!

Kindle Fire

Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
This new Kindle comes in color! and will rival the Ipad I’m sure.

Kindle Touch
Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers
The new Kindle Touch is smaller, the keyboard at the bottom is gone, and it has a touch screen display. Amazon is able to keep the price down because ads display when your Kindle isn’t in use.

Kindle, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers

Feb. 2011
I will be going on a bit of a holiday to visit friends and family. The decision of what reading material to take with me is always a bit of a challenge as holidays for me are a time to sit, relax and read. A friend of mine was given a Kindle
for Christmas. I had thought that this was a bit of an extravagant toy and not something I would want. I have enough laptops, netbooks, Iphones, Ipods. I still like to have lots of books, to read parts of them, put them down, dog ear the pages, pick them up again. And to change technology to yet another gadget, well not for me. My friend convinced me to borrow his Kindle for a few days and give it a try. Rather reluctantly I did, yet thinking no, I’ll stick to my paperbacks – having already bought a few to squeeze into my suitcase.

To my surprise, after playing for a bit with adjustments to the font size, number of words per line etc. I was able to tweak this ereader to a format that I felt comfortable with reading. Looking at the stack of paperbacks that are sitting half-read on my shelf at the moment, I thought perhaps there is some use for a bit more electronic technology. I won’t stop buying books altogether but maybe this will help with some of my clutter. After all,

Less Books on shelf = more space for Yarn Stash!

I read several reviews about the Kindle – all were positive: ease of use, size, weight, battery life. The Kindle comes in 2 versions: Wireless with built-in WIFI, and a slightly pricier model with 3G
Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6

Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6

I decided to go for the 3G model because it includes free worldwide 3G coverage, so I could download books at anytime, anywhere without paying for additional download charges. The Kindle also has an experimental version of a browser, so while traveling I could also browse the internet. Not as efficiently as with my netbook or my Iphone, but without paying for additional roaming charges. Do you dog ear pages? The Kindle will do this for you. You can read, put it down, and Kindle will remember where you were so you can continue reading. Another clever feature that the Kindle has, is that it can sync with a special Iphone app. So you can read your book on your Kindle, and pick up where you left off, using your Iphone while you are out and don’t want to carry your Kindle along, and return home and continue reading on the Kindle.

Free EBooks for Kindle

The new version of Kindle fits up to 3500 books – so what would I buy? I found that there are hundreds of books that can be downloaded for free. Sound better all the time?
Free Ebook Collections
Free ebooks from Amazon
Archive Org
Over 2.5 million historical collections that exist in digital format.
Open Library
Project Gutenberg
Many Books

Well what about my favourite subjects? I started a search for what types of crafts, weaving, patterns, knitting, crochet, textile books I could find that also come in a Kindle version, and discovered there is an ever-growing selection. Here are some of them. I will continue to update this list as more ebooks become available.

Because Amazon ships orders from different countries, depending on where you live, I am including links for US, Canada, UK where possible.

Kindle

Kindle US:Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite, 6
CA:Kindle Wireless
UK:Kindle Wireless Reading Device, Wi-Fi, Graphite,
Kindle 3G US:Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6

UK: Kindle 3G Wireless Reading Device, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 3G Works Globally, Graphite,

Hand Weaving EBooks

Beginners Guide to Home Weaving and Spinning

UK: Beginners Guide


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US Kindle:Art and Practice of Navajo Weaving

UK:UK: Art and Practice of Navajo Weaving


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US Kindle:A treatise on the art of weaving

UK: A treatise on the art of weaving


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US Kindle:Handbook of Weaving

UK:UK: Handbook of Weaving


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More Handweaving Books..

Hand Spinning EBooks

Learn the Art of Spinning and Weaving

UK:UK: Learn the Art


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US Kindle:Learn the Art of Home Spinning and Weaving

UK: Learn the art…


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US Kindle:Spinning and Weaving: The Ultimate Guide to Home Spinning & Weaving!

UK:Spinning and Weaving: The Ultimate Guide…


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US Kindle:Spinning And Weaving At Home: The Essential Guide On Home Spinning And Weaving With Helpful Tips On Where To Begin, How to Make Your Own Cloth And Your … Smart Ideas On Dyeing Fabric And Many More

UK: Spinning And Weaving At Home:


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Basketry EBooks

US Kindle:Chair Caning and Seat Weaving

UK: Chair Caning…


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US Kindle:Weaving Country Baskets

UK:Weaving country…


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US Kindle:Basket Weaving Made Easy

UK:Basket Weaving ..


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US Kindle:Basket Making For Fun and Profit – Learn the The A-Z of the Ancient Craft that brings The Ultimate Enjoyment for All Ages

UK: Basket Making For Fun and Profit ..


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Beadwork

US Kindle:Beaded Colorways: Freeform Beadweaving Projects and Palettes

UK: Beaded Colorways..


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US Kindle:Jewelry From “Ordinary” Treasures

UK: Jewelry From “Ordinary” Treasures


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..More Beadwork Books

Knitting EBooks

US Kindle:Two Balls or Less: Over 30 Simply Stylish Knitting and Crochet Projects

UK: Two Balls or Less..


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US Kindle:Knitting For Dummies

UK: Knitting For Dummies


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US Kindle:Vampire Knits: Projects to Keep You KNitting from Twilight to Dawn

UK: Vampire Knits..


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US Kindle:The Knitting Answer Book

UK: Knitting Answer Book


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US Kindle:35 Vintage Sweater Knitting Patterns from the 1940’s – 1960’s

UK: 35 Vintage Sweater Knitting Patterns ..


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US Kindle:Knitting Mochimochi: 20 Super-Cute Strange Designs for Knitted Amigurumi

UK:.Knitting Mochimochi..


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US Kindle:Spool Knitting with 35 Illustrated Projects

UK: Spool Knitting ..


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US Kindle:A Deadly Yarn (Knitting Mysteries, No. 3)

UK:A Deadly Yarn


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US Kindle:Women’s Norwegian Mittens – A Vintage Knitting Pattern

UK:Women’s Norwegian Mittens ..


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US Kindle:Knitting Rules

UK: Knitting Rules


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US Kindle:Died in the Wool: A Knitting Mystery

UK:Died in the Wool..


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US Kindle:Things I Learned from Knitting: …whether I wanted to or not

UK: Things I Learned from Knitting..


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US Kindle:2-at-a-Time Socks: Revealed Inside. . . The Secret of Knitting Two at Once on One Circular Needle Works for any Sock Pattern

UK:2-at-a-Time Socks ..


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US Kindle:The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting: Learn to Knit with More Than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns

UK:The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Knitting …


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Crochet EBooks

US Kindle:Learn to Crochet Quickly and Easily

UK: Learn to Crochet Quickly ..


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US Kindle:20 Wonderful Vintage Crochet Patterns

UK: 20 Wonderful Vintage Crochet Patterns


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US Kindle:All About Crochet – Crocheting Made Easy

UK:All About Crochet


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US Kindle:Not Your Mama’s Crochet: The Cool and Creative Way to Join the Chain Gang

UK: Not Your Mama’s Crochet..


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US Kindle:Eight Different Slippers and Booties in Eight Different Sizes Crochet Pattern

UK: Eight Different Slippers and Booties..


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US Kindle:Learn To Crochet Quickly And Easily

UK: Learn To Crochet ..


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US Kindle:Irish Crochet And How To Make It – Now You Too Can Dress Like A Queen Without Spending A Queen’s Fortune

UK: Irish Crochet And How To Make It


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US Kindle:Hooked for Life: Adventures of a Crochet Zealot

UK:Hooked for Life..


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US Kindle:Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies for Fashion Foodies: 20 Yummy Treats to Wear

UK: Twinkie Chan’s Crochet Goodies ..


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US Kindle:The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet: Learn to Crochet with More Than 30 Cool, Easy Patterns

UK:The Chicks with Sticks Guide to Crochet..


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US Kindle:20 Vintage Crochet Patterns

UK:20 Vintage Crochet Patterns


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US Kindle:Crochet for Beginners

UK: Crochet for Beginners


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Rug Hooking EBooks

US Kindle:Geometric Hooked Rugs: Color and Design

UK: Geometric Hooked Rugs..


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Sewing EBooks

US Kindle:DRESS MAKING – Beginners Guide to Making Your Own Dress

UK: Dressmaking..


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US Kindle:Quilting 101:The Wonderful World of Quilting

UK: Quilting 101


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US Kindle:Quilting for Beginners — Learn the Basics of Quilting

UK: Quilting for Beginners ..


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..More Sewing Books

Dyeing EBooks

US Kindle:4 Easy Steps to Tie Dyeing Yarn & Fiber: Safely in your Kitchen

UK:4 Easy Steps to Tie Dyeing..


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Feltmaking EBooks


US Kindle:Picture Yourself Felting Your Knitting


UK: Picture yourself Felting


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US Kindle:Quick and Clever Felting

UK:Quick and Clever Felting…


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US Kindle:Felt Fashion

UK:Felt Fashion…


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US Kindle:How to Sew Felt Fabric

UK: How to Sew…


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Textiles

US Kindle:Prehistoric Textile Fabrics of the United States

UK:UK:Prehistoric Textile Fabrics of the United States


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