Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)

Teach yourself visually handspinning, by Judith MacKenzie McCuin - (pbk.)

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, handmade, and all-natural creations. Concise two-page lessons show you all the steps to a skill and are ideal for quick review
Table Of Contents
Why spin? -- Spinning tools -- Spinning fibers -- Start spinning --Types of spinning -- Ply your yarn -- Make a cabled yarn -- Spin novelty yearns -- Spin exotic fibers -- Spin with color -- Use your handspun -- Appendix -- Glossary of Handspinning terms -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
208 p., col. ill., 23 cm.

Library Locations

  • Menasha Public Library (Elisha D. Smith)

    Elisha D. Smith Public Library 440 First St, Menasha, WI, 54952, US