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Jan 11 Spinning is rapidly gaining in popularity as the craze for `making your own' takes hold. Veteran spinner and teacher Judith MacKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding and information about this appealing craft in The Intentional Spinner. Judith's fun to read blend of technical knowledge, history, tips and narrative makes this book a veritable goldmine of wisdom regarding all things spinning-related. If you're interested in the history and theory of spinning as well as the practice, there's plenty of in-depth information to be absorbed. Each fibre type has its own dedicated chapter discussing the background to each variety in some detail (have you ever wanted to know about the historical domestication of animals for wool? It's right here on page 27!) In addition to tips, background and techniques, there's simple pattern ideas designed to help uitilise the fruits of your spinning labours, including socks and shawls. So there's no excuse not to give spinning a try. * Inside Crochet * Autumn 09 When I first picked up [this book] I would never have guessed that this relatively small, slim volume held so much information. But then, to design and produce a yarn with the properties you intended, a holistic approach, considering all the factors contributing to a yarn's properties, is desirable. And that's a lot of information. Before moving on to yarn design, this book covers the qualities of many protein, cellulose and manufactured fibres (spider silk, anyone?), methods for analysing existing yarns, and spinning techniques from fibre preparation to singles creation, plying and cabling. The spinning techniques covered in the second part of the book are simply inspirational. The drafting methods alone will keep an improving spinner happily practising for hours, and the wheel adjustment flowchart is definitely a go-to reference. The plying, cabling and design section is so rich, so detailed, that a single reading (or two, or three) simply isn't enough to absorb all it has to offer. Techniques are described clearly and illustrated with step-by-step photographs. Four projects complete the book nicely, each requiring a particular type of handspun yarn, designed to encourage you to put the principles of the book into practice...Overall, I would definitely recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their spinning repertoire, and I feel it is destined to become a well-thumbed addition to many spinners' bookshelves. Alison Barker (Online Guild) * Journal for Weavers, Spinners & Dyers * June 09 If the words `warp' and `weft' spark off a dream of sitting by a spinning wheel on a wintry afternoon, this book can make your dreams come true. It explains everything you need to know about fibre types and how to spin, and includes several start-to-finish spin-and-knit projects. * AllAboutYou.com *Reseña del editor:
If you are interested in exploring the infinite possibilities of making your own yarns, veteran spinner and teacher Judith MacKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding, and invaluable information about your craft in The Intentional Spinner with DVD.
The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a compendium of spinning wisdom, with a fun blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and gently opinionated narrative. Yarnmaking is approached in three fundamental areas:
Managing Yarn Structure
The Intentional Spinner with DVD includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. The enclosed DVD features detailed information on yarn diameter, plying, novelty yarn structures, and finshing. Blending technical expertise and fascinating lore, The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a must-have reference for ever spinner.
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