The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns

The Spinner s Book of Yarn Designs Techniques for Creating Yarns Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn This step by step guide shows you how to create distinctive yarn types from classics like mohair boucl to novelties like supercoils Covering t

  • Title: The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns
  • Author: Sarah Anderson
  • ISBN: 9781603427388
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Discover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn This step by step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair boucl to novelties like supercoils Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers Take yDiscover the satisfying fun of spinning your own yarn This step by step guide shows you how to create 80 distinctive yarn types, from classics like mohair boucl to novelties like supercoils Covering the entire spinning process, Sarah Anderson describes the unique architecture of each type of yarn and shares expert techniques for manipulating and combining fibers Take your crafting to a new level and ensure that you have the best yarn available by spinning it yourself.

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    1. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah AndersonISBN: 9781603427388 B008NEZROEI am not a spinner but realize the quality of this book for the yarns I have worked with over the years. So many tips throughout that now answer a lot of my questions about why did the yarn twist when working cables and is the direction important.There are chapters on: spinning basics, singles for plying, stand alone singles, spiral yarns, opposing plies,boucles, cable yarns, crep [...]

    2. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs- Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah Anderson took longer than expected to review because it's so good. If you spin yarn, or if you're a knitter or crocheter who is considering learning, you'll want this book.You won't learn how to spin with this book, what you'll learn is ways to make amazing and unique yarns. The introduction does have a lot of tips for spinning, buying tops and fleece, and even how to pick a whole fleece if you're willing to clean and [...]

    3. What a read! I absolutely loved every minute of it! Soooooo much information! So much new stuff I hadn't known yet. So many things I already knew, but it never hurts to have it all in one place together! I LOVED THE BOOK! I think even non-spinners could get a lot of use out of this book, as it really explains fiber and it's manipulation. Knitters and crocheters, that might not really want to spin their own yarn (although I have no idea why one wouldn't) will still learn so much about the yarns a [...]

    4. Totally inspiring book. Full of ideas for yarns, many of which I have never come across before. Beautifully presented, lots of clear photos and wonderful at a glance diagrams that show the construction of the yarns. There is also a fascinating sock-yarn experiment running through the book. In addition to this there are lots of useful small bits of information (even on things I think I know after a few years spinning) that will help me make better yarn. I've finally put the book down to start spi [...]

    5. The Spinner's Book of Yarn Designs Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns by Sarah AndersonISBN: 9781603427388 B008NEZROEI am not a spinner but realize the quality of this book for the yarns I have worked with over the years. So many tips throughout that now answer a lot of my questions about why did the yarn twist when working cables and is the direction important.There are chapters on: spinning basics, singles for plying, stand alone singles, spiral yarns, opposing plies,boucles, cable yarns, crep [...]

    6. I wish I'd bought this book before buying any other spinning books. A friend of mine that I'd consider a master spinner paged through it and decided she had to have a copy. The amount of work the author put in was amazing. She would spin lots of yardage, then ply each half with a different method and then knit them in to socks. She went to the trouble of using a different colored yarn when grafting to the toe so not only could she differentiate between the sock ply method, but log and rotate whi [...]

    7. this is a great book, but there are two things i think people should know. #1 - you really need a tensioned lazy kate to do pretty much all the plying in this book. #2 - it doesn't feel like as many yarn designs as it stipulates, because once you know how to make one type of yarn, like a cable, or a crepe, adding in more plies to it or changing the thickness of the plies inside isn't really what i would consider a new design. just personal opinion. the techniques for some of the yarns are really [...]

    8. This is an amazing book! It's been so long since I've spun wool and this book made me want to run out and buy a fleece or some roving! Lots of pictures make the spinning process super simple--anyone can do it. Wow! So many new ideas for making specialty yarns and the nifty advice that making specialty yarns can bring a high price if you're willing to share your treasure. ;-)If you spin, knit, crochet, or weave, you'll love this book.

    9. Well, I need to own this book. I'm just barely starting with spinning and I admit I'm somewhat dazed at how many different yarns I could make--I had no idea! I only understood every fifth word, but I have a much clearer idea of how spinning works.Four stars instead of five because the author spent entirely too much time on novelty yarns that I have no desire to knit with, ever.

    10. What a beautiful book! For beginning spinners (the author explains the difference between an "S" and a "Z" twist, and how to card, draft, and ply) and experienced spinners alike, this book really covers the gamut of possible yarn designs. I was inspired by some of the uses she put the finished results to (cotton wick for beeswax candles), the beauty of her yarns, and by her love of beads ;-).

    11. Loving this. Not for beginners - no learn to spin tips here, but also I'm not sure I would have gotten as much out of this without a few years of spinning under my belt. Crystal clear, makes everything seem doable and makes you see why techniques you may not be interested in personally are still worth learning. Highly recommended.

    12. This ultra-comprehensive volume is complete with stunning photography and easy to follow direction. It's now up to the reader to buy their own Alpaca or go to the NY street fair and purchase raw wools. A fabulously inspiring book for anyone interested in a road trip down yarn-maker lane. No tongue-in-cheek; I really adore this book for the information and artistic design presented.

    13. I had heard of Sarah through some of her work for Spin-Off and absolutely adored her then. Needless to say, I was thrilled to hear she had written a book sharing her tips, thoughts and theories on yarn construction. Excellent reference for all those plain and fancy yarns you will want to make!

    14. Fantastic spinning book - not really for beginners, but to increase skillske it so much I'm running a SAL with a friend!

    15. This book is incredibly useful. I'm moving from the "beginning beginner" to the "advanced beginner" level, and this book was perfect for me. Loved it.

    16. Excellent reference for art yarn spinning-the handy cards are good to take with your wheel when traveling

    17. Lots of good, clear pictures. Excellent descriptions & lessons. I'll keep turning to this book over and over again.

    18. Great illustrations and descriptions. Clear and packed with great information. On my list of "must-have" for a spinner.

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