Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarns You Want

Spin Control: Techniques for Spinning the Yarns You Want


By (author) Amy King

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  • Publisher: Interweave Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 128 pages
  • Dimensions: 213mm x 226mm x 10mm | 658g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Loveland, CO
  • ISBN 10: 1596681055
  • ISBN 13: 9781596681057
  • Edition statement: Original
  • Illustrations note: 80 illustrations, colour
  • Sales rank: 69,933

Product description

Are you a new or experienced spinner looking to create useful and unique yarns? "Spin Control" teaches spinners to make handspun yarns that may include the best traits of commercial yarns but always have their own personal touches. From soft, bulky singles to durable cabled yarns with terrific stitch definition and from tweedy yarns with rich texture and color to serviceable 3-ply that holds up to heavy use, the sky is the limit with this thorough resource. Teacher, store owner, and fiber source Amy King of Spunky Eclectic shares her time-tested techniques for success: how to adjust spinning wheels for best results with the least effort and how to combine techniques to create beautiful yarns. With instructions on core spinning and other less traditional techniques, she even takes the reader off the beaten path and shows them the exciting opportunities of novelty yarns. Chapters explore each type of yarn, and clear instructions with brilliant photography show how to make any type of yarn.

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Author information

Amy King is the owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio that is both a bricks-and-mortar and online store. One of the most dedicated and impassioned of the "younger generation" of handspinners, she has played a significant role in the online spinning community for years. Known for her fiber prep and dyeing, she is acclaimed by spinners across the country for her fiber samplers and fiber club. She lives in Lisbon, Maine.

Review quote

"The key word to this packed-to-the-gills spinning book is in the subtitle: You. This book is truly about spinning yarn that you want to make and use." - Knitty.com"5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in spinning. It is not a 'learn to spin' book, but a book about the entire concept of spinning and fiber." - "Knitting News""A huge amount of useful, accessible information. Does a great job of explaining how to refine your spinning technique." - KnittingScholar.com"Amy King is a spinning force to be reckoned with...[her book] content is killer for those wanting to take their spinning to the next level." - "YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More""With this book, spinners can learn to make handspun yarns that have the traits they look for in commercial yarns but with their own unique style." - "Quick & Easy Crochet"