Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: The Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns

Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: The Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns

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By (author) Sarah Anderson

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  • Publisher: Storey Publishing LLC
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 229mm x 203mm x 25mm | 998g
  • Publication date: 29 January 2013
  • Publication City/Country: North Adams
  • ISBN 10: 1603427384
  • ISBN 13: 9781603427388
  • Illustrations note: full-colour photographs throughout
  • Sales rank: 10,638

Product description

Every good knitting project begins with great yarn. In the quest for one-of-a-kind fibres, many knitters and weavers have discovered the deep satisfaction of spinning one's own. An art in itself, spinning requires an array of basic technical skills and decisions to produce a particular style of yarn. While knitters have long had stitch dictionaries to guide their hands, no similar resource has existed for spinners. Until now. `The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs` is a step-by-step guide to creating 70 distinctive yarns, from classics such as mohair boucle to novelty features like supercoils. Lush, full-colour photographs illustrate the process of turning fleece into yarn, reveal the architecture of each yarn, and demonstrate exactly how to manipulate and combine the fibres to achieve the desired result. Images of knitted and woven pieces reveal how the spun yarn looks in a variety of projects.

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By sarah gamble 08 Jul 2013 5

i think this is an excellent book... very clearly presented, takes you right through from fibre preparation, planning the yarn, to spinning a yarn that is well suited for the purpose. heaps of colour photos, close up pictures of yarn and components, and step by step instructions for making each of the many yarns. i can see it will be a valuable addition to my library and help me improve my spinning, and my creativity- no excuse for making another boring 2-ply yarn!

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Expand Your Spinning Repertoire! Explore the exciting possibilities in wool and wheel with Sarah Anderson as she invites you into her yarn library and demonstrates how to spin everything from classic fat and fine singles to dozens of boucle variations and one-of-a-kind novelty yarns. Featuring step-by-step instructions on making 80 distinctive yarns, this is the primer every spinner needs to begin building a unique collection of luxious yarns. 64 unique reference cards appear throughout to illustrate step-by-step the singles and twist combinations that comprise each yarn. A second set of the cards, in a handy take-along format, is packaging in a separate envelope at the back of the book.