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This inspired resource for spinners details the dizzying array of techniques and tactics that turn fleece into yarn. Veteran spinner Anderson has created a veritable spinner’s cookbook, detailing 80 lovely concoctions and confections, with suggestions for variations and further exploration. The opening chapter covers basic fiber preparation and spinning techniques. Chapters on singles, the spinner’s basic building block, detail techniques for stand-alone singles and singles for plying; subsequent chapters cover spiral yarns, opposing plies, boucles, cable, crepe, coil, and novelty yarns. Delicious varieties such as spiral “flame yarn,” “bubble crepe,” “cloud yarn,” and distinctive “pigtail yarn” are detailed. Beautiful illustrations and clear step-by-step diagrams are offered for each of the 80 yarns that are discussed, and pop-out boxes with tips, tricks, and food for thought (for example, “lace knitting: two-ply versus three-ply”) pepper each chapter. The pages have thoughtful side tab labels to make finding the right section easy. Inventive, accessible, and fun, this book is an invitation to spinners of all skill levels to venture into uncharted territory and try out something new. This beautiful reference is an essential addition to any spinner’s library.
Expand Your Spinning Repertoire!
Explore the exciting possibilities in wool and wheel with Sarah Anderson as she invites you into her yarn library and demonstrates how to spin everything from classic fat and fine singles to dozens of boucle variations and one-of-a-kind novelty yarns. Featuring step-by-step instructions on making 80 distinctive yarns, this is the primer every spinner needs to begin building a unique collection of luxious yarns.
64 unique reference cards appear throughout to illustrate step-by-step the singles and twist combinations that comprise each yarn. A second set of the cards, in a handy take-along format, is packaging in a separate envelope at the back of the book.
This is a hobby knitting book.
After reading it you'll be able to make a loosely stitched scarf. Read more
I ;love this book. It provides flash cards for easy access as you spin. Beautiful homemade yarn with step by step instructions -just what abeginner needs! Fast servicePublished 2 months ago by marschell Banach
nice book. I tried reading it from cover to cover, but I think it might be better utilized as a reference book. Good information.Published 2 months ago by J. Daniels
Very informative & creative - looks like I started back to front! (Ok I'm left handed!)Published 4 months ago by Lisa
Best book in my spinning arsenal. The pictures are fantastic and the guidance is amazing. I borrowed it from the library and knew I had to own it so I could refer to it all the... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Melissa Swartz
I bought the ebook and I would only give it 3 stars. This book is amazing and so instructive, with lots of step by step picture tutorials, but I find the ebook to be hard to... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book arrived in perfect condition. It's well written & a must read for beginning & experienced spinners alike. Wonderful photos. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Mary51jane