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Techniques for creating 70 yarns. Discover the fun and satisfaction of spinning your own yarn! This step-by-step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarns, from classics such as mohair boucle to novelty features like supercoils.
Lush photographs illustrate the process of turning fleece into yarn, reveal the unique architecture of each yarn, and show exactly how to manipulate and combine fibers to get the results you want. With this must-have book "The Spinner's Book of Yarn Design", you can create any yarn you desire.
Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn. This is no ordinary spinning book. Bring your skills of spinning yarn to the next level. In Spin Art you will learn how to create innovative, eye-catching single and plied spun yarn styles, including wraps, beehives, bumps, racing stripes, loops, bubblewrap, multiplied, and more. Book complete with DVD.
Subtitled New Spins on Traditional Techniques by art-yarn pioneer Lexi Boeger. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind wild yarns, Hand Spun is the spinning book for you. Learn the basics of fiber prep, from washing to carding. Create cutting edge yarns that are as unique as you are in this well rounded book. Discover 20 fashion forward, yet accessible projects including chunky scarves, fabulous hats, a belt, a rug, boas and more.
Liven up your knitting with handspun yarns! Make the most of your handspun! All New Homespun Handknit: 25 Small Projects to Knit with Handspun Yarn features beautiful quick-to-knit projects that use just a few hundred yards of handspun. Transform small amounts of handspun into fantastic wearables with All New Homespun Handknit. Choose from colorful caps and bags, cozy self-striping socks, comfortable and beautiful mittens, airy ponchos, warm scarves and shawls, and adorable sweaters and hats for babies and kids.
Learn to create appealing multi colored yarns with Alison Daykin and Jane Deane, who have decades of experience spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Find out how easy it can be to create personalized and gorgeous skeins of one-of-a-kind fibers. Designed for complete beginners, Creative Spinning offers 30 beautiful projects that teach a repertoire of skills on both the hand spindle and spinning wheel. Creative Spinning starts with spinning and twisting, plying, and finishing, then goes on to offer a primer on working with fibers. All the chapters are organized by yarn type, including short wool and down, medium fine wool, long wool and luster, hill and mountain, rare wool, animal hair, silk, and vegetable fiber.
The third book from Bette Hochberg concentrates on various spinning fibers, their use and preparation. Chapters on the properties of fiber, wool, silk, cotton, linen and synthetic fibers are included as well as an analysis of yarn structure.
Want to learn how to spin the cool, funky art yarns found in knitting boutiques! Get Spun teaches you to create useful yarns with structure and balance. By combining this range of skills with an unlimited range of fiber possibilities, knitters and fiber artisans can not only create the yarn of their dreams, they can re-create it and use it for their fiber-art projects. Intended for the advanced beginner to intermediate spinner, this book explores the spinning fundamentals, techniques for spinning wool and silk, spinning with nontraditional materials (fabric, silk cocoons), introducing add-ins (beads, locks, etc.), and creating exciting plying effects. In addition to the spinning techniques, Get Spun, will share techniques for easy home dyeing and using a drumcarder to blend colors and fibers.
Funky, quirky and unique projects await you in Intertwined. Subtitled: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning, this book is for fiber lovers. Enjoy an intimate look at the interconnectedness of all members of the fiber community, from the wool farmers, the dyers and the spinners to the knitter. Intertwined offers instructions for 30 spinning techniques, 30 projects for handspun yarns for truly unique and crazy yarns that will be a reflection of your creativity.
Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn Start Spinning will teach to spin the yarn of their dreams beginning with an introduction to the various types of fibers available. Learn how to choose and prepare (or buy) fiber with which to spin. Follow detailed instructions for both spinning on a spindle and spinning on a wheel, with extra detail on Wheel 101 complete with plenty of photos. Start Spinning also offers a special section on trouble shooting and wheel maintenance, plus tips and tricks for creating better yarns. Then Start Spinning moves into plying, setting twist, using a niddy noddy, and woolen and worsted spinning. Start Spinning concludes with a chapter on uses for spun yarn, which covers wraps per inch, measuring yards for projects, and size of yarn. S120 pages, 125 photographs, 5 illustrations. Check out the DVD "Start Spinning"
Building on the basics presented in the author’s previous book, Ashford Book of Spinning (find it further down the page), this handbook provides more advanced spinners with information extending beyond the act of spinning—how to spin an adequate yarn and extend the range of yarns produced, what happens during the spinning process, and the relationship between the raw materials and the final output—for greater mastery of the craft. This new edition features up-to-date information about spinning wheels, new color photos, and seven new projects. Organized in four sections—wool, spinning wheels, yarn design, and projects—the text provides examples of a global range of fleece types, a detailed examination of the functions of bobbin and flyer wheels, a step-by-step analysis of spinning yarns of a predetermined size and twist count best suited to the properties of the fleece, and informative explanations of different spinning materials.
Bring your spinning to the next level! Few things are as satisfying as creating the perfect yarn for a special project. Spinning Designer Yarns, first printed by Interweave Press in 1987, leads the new or intermediate spinner gently into the world of super-soft luxury fibers, textured effects, and the dyepot’s miracles. Learn to apply dye to fibers in new and exciting ways, predict how novelty yarns will look in finished fabrics, blend fibers for color and texture effects, and spin singles and plied yarns in ways that will put more zip in your spinning—and your weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Corespun, bouclé, snarl, knotted, and tufted yarns will become part of your spinning repertoire, and you’ll rediscover the excitement of spinning all over again.
Lean how to spin this lovely fiber. Instructions for cleaning, washing, preparation and blending of alpaca and llama. Learn how to dye and spin these fine fibers from expert spinner and llama and alpaca owner Chris Switzer. Projects included.
A Holistic Approach to Spinning Yarn. Judith MacKenzie McCuin's educated, gently opinionated, and fun to read blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and narrative takes the form of a compendium of spinning wisdom. Yarn making is approached in three fundamental areas: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner’s needs. The Fibers section of The Intentional Spinner blends the rich historic traditions of plant and animal fibers with the fascinating scientific advances in synthesizing fiber. The Yarn Structure chapters use step-by-step instructions and photographs to demonstrate the range of possibilities in yarn, from sturdy plied yarns to playful novelty yarns. The Intentional Spinner also includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. Projects explain how to choose material, techniques, and finish the processes.
This new title from Ashford covers spinning from the beginning to more advanced techniques as well as fiber preparation, novelty yarns and five easy projects. East to understand, step by step instructions will guide you trough the process and you will master spinning in no time! The Ashford Book of Handspinning is destined to become a classic must have!
The newest book from this popular author. Projects include crocheted, felted, knitted and woven items such as vests, hats, mittens, scarves, baby booties and socks.
Learn how to combine colors for stunning effects. Thousands of tried and true color combos are showcased based on recognized rules of color theories. The perfect recourse for crafters and do-it-yourselfers to find the perfect color for projects! ColorSense includes clear and concise introduction to color theory including thousands of color combos in varying values and different backgrounds, and a color wheel and color swatches with pop-out templates.
This is history. The story of daily life in colonial times in New England, of the creation of creature comforts, of domesticity, of the intricate changing interlacement of working men and women. This is not a "how-to" or a picture book. It is a storybook of the treasures that are ignored by the mass-produced culture that predominates today. Written by a Harvard history professor, it is not an academic tome, but more a collection of stories about different people, all in the grand context of the changes that were happening to every body at the dawn of the Industrial age. Read this book!