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Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer) Paperback – April 23, 2007
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About the Author
JUDITH MACKENZIE McCUIN is a nationally known master weaver, spinner, and fiber artist. She teaches handspinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing around the country, and has led textile tours in Europe and Asia. Her articles are regularly featured in Spin-Off magazine.
Top customer reviews
It has all you would want to know about fibers, how to prepare them, what tools you need for preperation and how to use them. Different kinds of spinning wheels and tools are shown and explained to help you choose what you need. How to spin in different ways and how to spin different types of fibers to get different yarns.
What to do with the yarns after you have spun them. How to ply, make cabled yarn and novelty yarns. SHe even gets into weaving and tells you how to make a small Tapestry loom. She ends with a glossary.
All in all it is a most complete book with everything you want or should know about spinning. I am so happy I heard about it from Patty Anne. If I could give it 10 stars, I would. I by the way am David's wife, not David.
The pictures help to illustrate the text in the book. Though as always, I wish there were more images as I find I learn best visually.
It certainly can't replace having someone to help you learn. But if you can't find a spinning group in your area, this is a great way to start.
I also found that because it goes over different fibers and how to spin them, it will be useful beyond just the beginner.
Given the amount of space devoted to pictures, do not expect this to cover everything. But I found that is was the best purchase I could have made as a beginner. I reference it again and again.
Most recent customer reviews
After spinning for eight months and branching out into art yarns, plied yarn, and novelty types, I returned to this book.Read more