To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.
"One of the things I love about Jacey Boggs as a teacher is that she doesn't mess around by saying what she's teaching is quick or easy. She firmly states that you have to be able to spin to make textured yarns, and the better spinner you are the better texture yarns you will make and the more the process will make sense. There are 8 different types of yarn to make with this book, each building on the skill set of the one before it. She starts the book with a basic wrap technique and ends with a three layered yarn that is the spinning equivalent of rubbing your stomach, patting your head and dancing a jig all at the same time. In between she teaches about loop, coils, corespinning, beehives and all of the combinations of skills that make up the yarns that Jacey is known for and has been teaching around the world. There are typically 4-6 photos for each technique in this book and 2 of those are (really gorgeous) beauty shots. The remaining photos exactly illustrate the crux of making each yarn. These process shots were clearly chosen by Jacey herself. Each yarn technique is broken down into numbered written steps and explained in mechanical detail: set your wheel up this way, your fiber hand does this and your drafting hand does this. There is no magic. With this book, you learn yarn making in a way that is a repeatable, intentional yarn. You can look at the pictures and read the words and watch the DVD to have the lessons soak into your spinning mind through a variety of learning styles. The DVD follows each of the yarn lessons in the book -- it's very straightforward. It's great to see Jacey spin at her regular pace and also slowed down, so you can see the steps. I found myself rewinding to watch parts over and over. I will repeat that you have to know how to spin already to use this book; it's not for beginners. Even the most determined beginner might find themselves in a puddle of tears and cusswords if you try to leap straight into this type of yarn making. If you do know how to spin the basics, this book and DVD are an excellent learning experience." - Knitty.com
"The production quality of the DVD is great, providing a high level of detail and material that coordinates nicely with the book." - Knitcircus
Jacey Boggs runs the popular spinning website insubordiknit.com. Spinners around the world have explored new yarn techniques from her DVD Sit & Spin and her spinning workshops. She teaches through guilds, yarn shops, and at national and international events. She is a regular contributor to Spin-Off magazine. She lives in Missouri.
Great book wonderful pictures looking forward to working on these new techniques .Published 9 days ago by John Rizzi
The content of this book is excellent, and clearly written. I'm learning a lot about spinning artyarns. HOWEVER, I am very disappointed in the kindle version. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Feather
A must have for the Spinners' Library
I am very pleased with this book. The contents inside are just as lovely and interesting as the cover. Read more
Fantastic book coupled with the CD is a terrific way to take your spinning to the next level.Published 10 months ago by Wendy Robertson
The DVD makes it so easy to understand what she is writing in the book.Published 10 months ago by Soozie
The pictures are great. The color ideas are beautiful.Published 10 months ago by ildiko van helsland