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The Spinner S Book Of Fleece

Author : Beth Smith
ISBN : 9781603428750
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 81.17 MB
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The characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. In this comprehensive guide, Beth Smith profiles 21 types of fleece, from bouncy and pliant to lacy and lightweight. A sheep-by-sheep reference describes the best way to wash and spin each fleece into rich, soft yarn. You’ll soon be confidently choosing the right fleece, spinning it to perfection, and enjoying the perfect yarn for your next fiber creation.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Spinning Wool

Author : Anne Field
ISBN : 1570764646
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 46.3 MB
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Spinning has changed hugely since its upsurge in popularity in the 1970s. These days spinners want to know more than just how to spin an adequate yarn: they want to extend the range of yarns they can produce, to understand what is happening as they spin, and to learn about the raw materials they are working with. The first edition of this book gave spinners, for the first time, a fully illustrated manual that provided straightforward, authoritative advice and information on their craft, while spinning wheel manufacturers developed wheels to meet the changing needs of spinners. This revised and updated edition, now in full color, is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques explored in the author’s The Ashford Book of Spinning. It builds on those basics to encourage spinners to extend their skills and to teach them how to analyze fleeces with their end purpose in mind, and to help them get the best out of their spinning wheels. Part One covers what spinners need to know about wool and types of wool, analysis of a fleece, and how to store and prepare it for spinning. The chapter on wool types has been updated, with completely new samples and photographs. Part Two includes information on many of the new spinning wheels currently available. The yarn design section continues to provide thorough coverage with step-by-step instructions and photographs of the process of spinning yarns to a predetermined size and twist count, as well as detailed explanations of spinning methods, relating this information back to the properties of the chosen fleece. Finally, there are many new projects, all illustrated with full instructions, suggesting interesting and innovative ways to weave, knit or crochet your beautiful, newly spun yarn. Spinning Wool--Beyond the Basics is intended for spinners who have mastered the basic spinning techniques and will build on those basics to further expand their spinning skills. This new edition is organized in four sections--wool, spinning wheels (with up-to-date information), yarn designs featuring new color photos, and seven new projects.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Alden Amos Big Book Of Handspinning

Author : Alden Amos
ISBN : UOM:49015002602556
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
File Size : 74.6 MB
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Alden Amos shares his deep knowledge of wheel mechanics, spinning fibers, wheel construction, and yarn, as well as a wealth of spinning history and traditions. Every aspect of handspinning is explored, including dissolving lanolin, washing fleece, rotating wheel position, and choosing types of wool. Also discussed are various hand positions, which can result in everything from smooth, fine thread to funky, bulky yarn.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Magic Of Spinning

Author : Marion L. Channing
ISBN : UVA:X004723063
Genre : Hand spinning
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Spinning instructions with emphasis on its history.
Category: Hand spinning

The Practical Spinner S Guide Wool

Author : Kate Larson
ISBN : 9781632500304
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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All you need to know about spinning wool--from sheep to knits! Spinners have been creating beautiful yarns from wool for thousands of years, but we still have unanswered questions. How do you choose a fleece? Should you process your fleece by hand or send it to a mill? What kind of prepared fibers are available, and what should you do with them? Fiber artist and shepherdess Kate Larson answers these and many other questions in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Topics include: • An overview of sheep breeds and the characteristics of their fleece • Washing, carding, combing, and blending fibers • Purchasing and working with prepared fibers • Techniques for spinning and plying wool to achieve the right yarn for your projects • Advice on caring for fibers to protect them from unwanted pests and other problems Whether you're working with fleeces sheared from your own flock or spinning indie dyed fibers, you'll find a wealth of useful, valuable, and practical information in The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Every Day Book

Author : William Hone
ISBN : OSU:32435028689404
Genre : Almanacs, English
File Size : 34.31 MB
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Category: Almanacs, English