Spinning Designer Yarns

Front Cover
Interweave Press, 1987 - Dyes and dyeing - 96 pages
3 Reviews
This inspiring illustrated guide teaches experienced spinners to make beautiful designer yarns and encourages them to be more creative and have more fun with spinning. Handspun yarns can be white, lumpy, gray, or precise--or they can be as colorful and deliciously textured as the spinner's imagination. Presented are instructions on applying dye to fibers in new, exciting ways; predicting how novelty yarns will look in finished fabrics; blending fibers for color and texture effects; spinning singles and plied yarns; and using these fantastic new yarns in weaving, knitting, and crocheting. Spinners will also add corespun, boucle, snarl, knotted, and tufted yarns to their spinning repertoire.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - justsonya - LibraryThing

This is what Creative Spinning by Alison Daykin could have done, if it had been more focused. This is an excellent introductory guide to a number of advanced spinning techniques that is designed to ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - LeesyLou - LibraryThing

I appreciate this books technical details and brevity. I would have preferred a little more detail and a little more creativity; much of what Varney considers designer yarns seem fairly every-day to ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
4
SPINNING CONTROL
23
FIBER AND COLOR BLENDS
46
Copyright

1 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1987)

Diane Varney has taught spinning workshops around the country and is the illustrator of the cookbook Pumpkins, Zucchini, and Squash. She lives in San Francisco, California.

Bibliographic information