For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size.
|Product dimensions:||8.50(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Maggie Casey is the co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins , where she also teaches the art of spinning to classes of all skill levels. She has contributed articles to Spin Off and Knitters Review and has served as judge at various spinning competitions. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Maggie Casey presents a very old and classic tool for making the yarns you wish to spin for the knitting/weaving/crocheting project you have in mind. She has a wonderful demeanor and provides you with the inspiration to take that leap to "the dark side" of our society. The side that finds comfort and happiness in creating their own clothing.
A very inviting and unintimidating book, Maggie Casey coaches the reader with gentle kindness through the process of hand spinning with a spindle as well as with a wheel. Her encouraging words instill a desire to study her clear photo demonstrations and truly learn this almost forgotten craft of our fore-mothers. This author has taken the 'scary' out of spinning and made it approachable.
Excellent beginning spinning book, with photographs. Must get for new spinners!