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Spin Art: Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn
     

Spin Art: Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn

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by Jacey Boggs
 

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Jacey Boggs helps you bring textured and novelty yarns to the next level in Spin Art. Inside you'll learn all the secrets behind her exciting new fusion of traditional spinning and envelope-pushing creativity.

The yarn styles explored in this comprehensive spinning guide are as well made as they are inventive. Jacey walks you through each of her techniques

Overview

Jacey Boggs helps you bring textured and novelty yarns to the next level in Spin Art. Inside you'll learn all the secrets behind her exciting new fusion of traditional spinning and envelope-pushing creativity.

The yarn styles explored in this comprehensive spinning guide are as well made as they are inventive. Jacey walks you through each of her techniques, with a refreshing mixture of quirky, fanciful, and unexpected designs that are always skillfully constructed. Inside you'll discover:

  • How to create innovative, eye-catching single and plied yarn styles, including wraps, beehives, bumps, racing stripes, loops, bubblewrap, multiplied, and more.
  • Detailed technical instruction with step-by-step photos with finished yarn and swatch close-ups.
  • Jacey's bright personality and motivational tips to inspire all spinning enthusiasts to unleash their creative spirit.
Traditional spinners will love Jacey's adventurous spirit and attention to expert technique, while textured-yarn spinners will love Jacey's wild designs and solid construction.

As a bonus, the instructional DVD provides additional handspinning demonstration and commentary to complement the techniques in the book. Jacey has bottled the energy and expertise of her highly sought after workshops into a personal, at-home workshop experience for you.

Editorial Reviews

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"One of the things I love about Jacey Boggs as a teacher is that she doesn't mess around by saying what she's teaching is quick or easy. She firmly states that you have to be able to spin to make textured yarns, and the better spinner you are the better texture yarns you will make and the more the process will make sense. There are 8 different types of yarn to make with this book, each building on the skill set of the one before it. She starts the book with a basic wrap technique and ends with a three layered yarn that is the spinning equivalent of rubbing your stomach, patting your head and dancing a jig all at the same time. In between she teaches about loop, coils, corespinning, beehives and all of the combinations of skills that make up the yarns that Jacey is known for and has been teaching around the world. There are typically 4-6 photos for each technique in this book and 2 of those are (really gorgeous) beauty shots. The remaining photos exactly illustrate the crux of making each yarn. These process shots were clearly chosen by Jacey herself. Each yarn technique is broken down into numbered written steps and explained in mechanical detail: set your wheel up this way, your fiber hand does this and your drafting hand does this. There is no magic. With this book, you learn yarn making in a way that is a repeatable, intentional yarn. You can look at the pictures and read the words and watch the DVD to have the lessons soak into your spinning mind through a variety of learning styles. The DVD follows each of the yarn lessons in the book -- it's very straightforward. It's great to see Jacey spin at her regular pace and also slowed down, so you can see the steps. I found myself rewinding to watch parts over and over. I will repeat that you have to know how to spin already to use this book; it's not for beginners. Even the most determined beginner might find themselves in a puddle of tears and cusswords if you try to leap straight into this type of yarn making. If you do know how to spin the basics, this book and DVD are an excellent learning experience." - Knitty.com

"The production quality of the DVD is great, providing a high level of detail and material that coordinates nicely with the book." - Knitcircus

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596683624
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
01/03/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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Meet the Author

Jacey Boggs runs the popular spinning website insubordiknit.com. Spinners around the world have explored new yarn techniques from her DVD Sit & Spin and her spinning workshops. She teaches through guilds, yarn shops, and at national and international events. She is a regular contributor to Spin-Off magazine. She lives in Missouri.

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Spin Art: Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've been spinning alpaca for 15 yrs. And found the book fun and informative. Was very dissapointed when I needed to pay extra for the DVD (even though says it is included on book cover).
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very well done. Tips and techniques that easily explain each type of yarn. These are fun to make and easy to do.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is wonderful. So informative and the illustrations/instructions are easy to follow. Love the DVD that comes with it. You can spin along and make sure you are getting the techniques right. Peace~