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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.
For a new-ish spinner, this book is incredible. I'm new enough that I don't have any habits- bad or good- to change, and that's left me flexible to try some of these new methods. Read morePublished 2 days ago by K. Moore
The book I was looking for: lots of inspiration and knowledge!Published 19 days ago by anne torjussen
This is one of those books that every spinner needs to own. It is very well done. It is easy to tell that a tremendous amount of effort took place in putting all of this in to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Chloe Kaufman
I'm reading my book that I bought a few months ago. I get to page 59 and the page is torn in half like it got caught in a machine. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sierra's Mom
What a neat book! So full of ideas! Beautifully illustrated and clearly written.Published 3 months ago by Morn Dogs
Originally I bought this book because it was the only book I could find on crepe yarns. It is so much more thank that. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Softwaremom