Needleworkers no longer have to settle for what’s available at the local yarn shop! Alison Daykin and Jane Deane, who have decades of experience spinning, weaving, and dyeing, show how easy it can be to create personalized and gorgeous skeins of one-of-a-kind fibers. Designed for complete beginners, this attractive guide offers 30 beautiful projects that teach a repertoire of skills on both the hand spindle and spinning wheel. It starts with simple, basic combing, twisting, plying, and finishing, then goes on to offer a primer on working with fibers. All the chapters are organized by yarn type, including short wool and down, medium fine wool, long wool and lustre, hill and mountain, rare wool, animal hair, silk, and vegetable fiber.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
More of a how-to book for the specific pattern styles suggested than an overall guide on how to expand your range as a spinner into more creative areas. It has a lot of how-to information on the basics, but that wasn't the point of buying the book. The point of buying the book was to learn more about creative spinning. Less basics and more generalized advanced technique would have been more useful.