Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning by Judith MacKenzie McCuin
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Synopsis

With its soothing, meditative effect, handspinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. 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

The skill demonstrated is defined and described

Detailed color photos demonstrate each step

Step-by-step instructions accompany each photo

Helpful tips provide additional guidance

 

About Judith MacKenzie McCuin

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JUDITH MACKENZIE McCUIN is a nationally known master weaver, spinner, and fiber artist. She teaches handspinning, weaving, knitting, and dyeing around the country, and has led textile tours in Europe and Asia. Her articles are regularly featured in Spin-Off magazine.
 
Published June 28, 2011 by Visual. 224 pages
Genres: Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Non-fiction

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