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Spin Dye Stitch: How to Create and Use Your Own Yarns Paperback – July 28, 2009
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What I love about this book:
- Step-by-step instructions for spinning on a spindle and spinning on a wheel.
- Instructions for plying yarn.
- Instructions for setting and storing handspun yarn.
- Troubleshooting for handspun yarn.
- Step-by-step instructions for single-color dying on the stove, in a crockpot, and in a microwave.
- Step-by-step instructions for multiple-color dying on the stove, in a crockpot, and in a microwave.
- Instructions for making handpainted yarns.
- Clear photographs that illustrate every step of every technique.
What I don't love: the knitting projects are kind of lame, but they're a great jumping off point for the type of projects a newbie spinner should consider for handspun yarn. Quite frankly, I'd search Ravelry for "bulky yarn" for more inspired knitting projects.
What other people might not love: this isn't for an intermediate/advanced spinner, dyer, or knitter unless you want to teach a class and want to use it either as a textbook or how to break down steps for beginners.
Here's what I like about this book:
* Spin Dye Stitch reinforces what I learned on the video. It's like the smartest student in class took notes from a lecture and captured all of the important parts. So this book is a great reference.
* Jennifer Claydon explains how to fix mistakes. Just like any beginner, bad things happened when I tried spinning. But with the clear pictures and text, I was able to fix my mistakes (mostly broken fiber and kinks during plying).
* There are projects that use very few yards of handspun yarn, sometimes combined with commercial yarns. There are knitting projects, which appeal to me, but also simple weaving projects and other craft projects.
* There is a beautiful gallery of handspun yarns which shows the fiber that the yarn was spun from as well as the finished yarn. The author even includes pictures of her first yarns.
* The pictures are so good that they gave me a sense of the movement for each step. Each step is explained in words and pictures.
I am advaced spinner dyer and i find the info a refresher course !
The title of the book "How to Create and Use Your Own Yarns" by Jennifer Claydon pretty much describes the book. It has detailed instructions on using a drop spindle, a spinning wheel (you may see your favorite wheel), dying and hand panting.
On the hand spindle the book slows down and actually shows how to correct for problems. The only thing that can be better would be a film, and even then it would have to be detailed. There are lots of color pictures and diagrams.
Speaking of diagrams I really like to keep page 18 open when conversing. I contain detailed names of all the parts of spinning wheels. You may be surprised at just how many there are.
I will not go into detail but pretty much all the knowledge you need for making your own yarn is in this book.
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Received this book last night - great to read through the first time - many details I've been missing in other publications and one on one teachingPublished on March 11, 2014 by water globe collector
I love this book, it has step by step instructions and is easy to follow. I like the fact that it goes from fiber to fabric in one book.Published on February 27, 2013 by Bonnie Brown