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Thus the book is not too big, but just big enough. She starts you out by having you roll wool on your lap to twist it into a short length of yarn, which is probably how the first threads were made. Then she proceeds into the chapter on spindle spinning, which is clearly written and well organized/5(22). Could have been called The Complete Book Of Spinning, had the namers a pedantic turn of phrase. This is a big book, that can be read from front to back, or sampled, as one prefers. While very readable, this book has technical sections that will not appeal to all spinners, but they exist to help those who need this information/5(97). This book sets out, in clear and simple text coupled with beautiful photography, all that you need to know to begin to enjoy hand spinning. Pam Austin discusses history, techniques, different fibres, uses and many other topics in a way which makes it easy to understand what she tells the reader/5(7). Brilliant book, although some of the information is a bit dated (especially on spinning wheels). The advice on selecting fleece, combing and worsted spinning is clear, well-illustrated and sensible. He goes into a lot of technical detail which may not appeal to all spinners but I am finding it very useful in improving the quality and /5.
Hand Spun. Subtitled "New Spins on Traditional Techniques" by art-yarn pioneer Lexi Boeger. If you are looking for one-of-a-kind wild hand spun yarns, Hand Spun is the spinning book for the basics of fiber preparation, from washing to carding and creating unique yarn on your spinning wheel. Learn more about hand spinning yarn from either a book, through the internet or join a guild, The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers website is a good starting point. We supply a selection of the spinning wheels available from Schacht, Louet and Ashford, plus wheel accessories such as bobbins, whorls and flyer units. Book: the speed of the book charkha is phenomenal and makes paper spinning fast and pleasant.-the thin shaft makes a paper pirn kind of a hassle so singles have to be rewound for storage and use Ashford: the slow speed is restful (and annoying -- depending on the day and the material)-spinning directly onto a paper pirn is great. Pam Austin has been hand spinning for over thirty years and over that time has taught many people how to spin using a wheel or drop spindle. “Hand Spinning – Essential Technical and Creative Skills” is published in hardback and is beautifully illustrated with over two hundred images.
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