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Feb 25, 2013
| ISBN 9781620332399
Feb 25, 2013 | ISBN 9781620332399
From soft, bulky single yarns to serviceable three-ply for heavy use, this guide to handspun yarns combines the positive traits of commercial yarns with personal touches. Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results. Instructions on core spinning and less traditional techniques lead off the beaten path to novelty yarns. Each type of yarn is explored in detail with instructions on how to make them.
Amy King is the owner of Spunky Eclectic, a fiber studio. She lives in Lisbon, Maine.
“The key word to this packed-to-the-gills spinning book is in the subtitle: You. This book is truly about spinning yarn that you want to make and use.” – Knitty.com“5 out of 5 stars. This is an excellent book for anyone interested in spinning. It is not a ‘learn to spin’ book, but a book about the entire concept of spinning and fiber.” – Knitting News“A huge amount of useful, accessible information. Does a great job of explaining how to refine your spinning technique.” – KnittingScholar.com“Amy King is a spinning force to be reckoned with…[her book] content is killer for those wanting to take their spinning to the next level.” – YARN: The Australian Magazine for Knitting and More“With this book, spinners can learn to make handspun yarns that have the traits they look for in commercial yarns but with their own unique style.” – Quick & Easy Crochet
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