Teach Yourself VISUALLY Handspinning

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Wiley, Jun 12, 2007 - Crafts & Hobbies - 224 pages
11 Reviews

With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations.

Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review

  • The skill demonstrated is defined and described
  • Detailed color photos demonstrate each step

  • Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo

  • Helpful tips provide additional guidance

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User Review  - Kirstin - Goodreads

A fantastic primer for beginning spinners, I recommend it to all those who look into getting into the hobby. Read full review

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User Review  - Melanie - Goodreads

I love this book because it's so, so clear. I only wish it had focussed more on spindles. Read full review

About the author (2007)

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.

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