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Handspinning

Author: Judith MacKenzie McCuin
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley Publishing, Inc., 2007.
Series: Teach yourself visually.; Visual read less, learn more.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or splurge on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one-of-a-kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique,  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith MacKenzie McCuin
ISBN: 9780470098455 0470098457
OCLC Number: 123500735
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Why spin? --
Spinning tools --
Spinning fibers --
Start spinning --Types of spinning --
Ply your yarn --
Make a cabled yarn --
Spin novelty yarns --
Spin exotic fibers --
Spin with color --
Use your handspun --
Appendix --
Glossary of Handspinning terms --
Index.
Series Title: Teach yourself visually.; Visual read less, learn more.
Responsibility: by Judith MacKenzie McCuin.
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The unprecedented popularity of knitting and crocheting is spurring great interest in handspinning (making yarn from raw fiber using a spinning wheel or hand spindle). This book contains step-by-step  Read more...

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