Spin to Weave: The Weaver's Guide to Making Yarn

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For spinners and weavers alike! Get in-depth information on fiber properties and color choices, as well as beautifully photographed samples.

Spin to Weave is not simply a how-to-spin book, but a how-to-spin-exactly-what-you-want book. Weavers who spin their own yarns have the ability to choose fiber type, method of twist insertion (woolen, worsted), twist amount and/or direction, finishing methods, and grist.

Author Sara Lamb focuses on the ...

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Overview

For spinners and weavers alike! Get in-depth information on fiber properties and color choices, as well as beautifully photographed samples.

Spin to Weave is not simply a how-to-spin book, but a how-to-spin-exactly-what-you-want book. Weavers who spin their own yarns have the ability to choose fiber type, method of twist insertion (woolen, worsted), twist amount and/or direction, finishing methods, and grist.

Author Sara Lamb focuses on the process of spinning for specific results, providing detailed instructions, a sampling of projects, variations, and a gallery of pieces by other spinners.

Sara takes the reader to the very source of woven fabric—introducing the thought processes and concepts related to choosing fibers and how to spin them with finished fabric in mind.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596686489
  • Publisher: Interweave Press, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/25/2013
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 687,854
  • Product dimensions: 8.50 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Sara Lamb is a longtime hand spinner, weaver and dyer, with over 30 years of experience working with handspun yarns. The author of Woven Treasures, Sara has also published in Handwoven, Spin-Off, Weaver's Magazine, Shuttle Spindle and Dyepot. She has been the keynote speaker for several conferences, and continues to be in demand as a workshop instructor and speaker. Her work has been accepted in juried shows, and won awards—including the coveted HGA award, twice—in shows across the country.

Sara weaves and teaches fabric weaving, yarn and fiber dyeing, and spinning silk in Northern California (where her studio is located) and throughout the world at fiber conferences. Her work can be seen at saralamb.com and she blogs at saralamb.blogspot.com.

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Table of Contents


Introduction
Fiber, Twist, Color and Grist
Equipment
Color
Weft Choices
Fabric Finishing

Samples
Twist Direction
Yarn Finishing
Differential Shrinkage
Sett
Warp and Weft Calculations

Projects
Top or Roving
Project: Woven Fabric from Pin-Drafted Roving
Project: Woven Fabric from Dyed Top
Shetland Singles
Project: Shetland Vest
Alpaca
Project: Alpaca Scarf
Project: Natural-Colored Alpaca Shawl
Project: Dyed Alpaca Silk Shawl
Blue Face Leicester and Silk
Project: Tibetan Jacket
Pygora
Project: Hooded Scarf
Tussah Silk
Project: Color Blend Scarf
Project : Kimono
Bombyx Silk
Project: Scarf
Project: Silk Shawl
Knotted Pile, Band Weaving
Project: Knotted Pile Bag

Tips and Conclusions
Glossary of Terms
Yarn Blocker Pattern and Cut List
Weaving Record Sheet
Kimono and Tibetan Jacket Sewing Patterns
Fiber Sources
Bibliography
Index

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