I'm always on the lookout for books for kids that relate to fiber/sewing, etc. I thought I'd share a few of our favorites--most of these are in our collection, but a few I'd like to add soon.
Pelle's New Suit, by Elsa Beskow. One of our absolute favorite books, about a boy who needs a new suit as his own is getting too small--he trades his "work" for all the steps of the process of a new suit--shearing the wool, spinning the yarn, weaving, sewing, etc. Lovely, lovely illustrations by Beskow.
The Mitten, by Jan Brett. The story of a mitten knit by grandmother that gets lost in the snow and has lots of adventures with the animals along the way.
Red Berry Wool, by Robyn Eversole. Lalo the lamb wants a sweater like his shephard. The story is his adventure as he tried to turn his own fleece into a sweater. Very endearing story of love.
Grandpa Bears Fantastic Scarf, by Gillian Heal. So sweet. Each day, Grandpa (yes, grandpa knits!) knits a bit of his life into his fantastic scarf--his feelings, experiences, etc...until it's a long, full life full of a scarf. He teaches his grandson to do the same--weaving the past of his ancestors in too. Lovely, lovely book.
A Symphony for the Sheep, by Cynthia Millen. A poetic story of the life of sheep and how their coat is turned into clothing, set in Irelend. Illustrated with hand colored woodcuts.
A New Coat for Anna, by Harriet Ziefert. In post World War II, a mother trades and barters to have a coat made for her daughter. In the end, they visit the sheep to show them their wool as a coat! Sweetly illustrated by Anita Lobel.
Something From Nothing, by Pheobe Gilman. (Thanks to LoriKay for this recommend.) Grandfather, the tailor makes his grandson a blanket, which then becomes a jacket, a button, and a story. Beautiful illustrations!
That's all I can think of at the moment. Do you know of others?