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Learn to Spin with Anne Field

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A book on spinning basics for beginners from internationally acclaimed spinner and weaver Anne Field. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, Anne guides the novice spinner through all they need to know to get started. She explains the spinning process and techniques, including preparation of fleeces, worsted and woolen spinning methods, plying, adjusting tension, treadling, skeining, drafting and blending as well as helpful advice about spinning wheels and how they work. A wide range of fibers suitable for spinning are featured—wool, alpaca, silk, mohair, cotton, angora, and synthetic and blended fibers—with details on the characteristics of each fiber and best spinning methods to use. Also included are many great projects with full instructions on how to use your newly spun yarns. Fully illustrated with full color photographs throughout.

Synopsis:

With easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, this reference guides the novice spinner through the essentials of getting started. The process is explained in detail, beginning with preparation of fleeces before demonstrating techniques such as worsted and woollen spinning methods, plying, adjusting tension, treadling, skeining, drafting, and blending. Helpful advice regarding spinning wheels and how they work is featured, and inspiring projects round out each chapter, clearly illustrating the techniques discussed in that particular section. Reviewing a wide range of fibers from wool, alpaca, and silk to mohair, cotton, and angora, this crafty how-to allows for abundant practice with knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

About the Author

Anne Field is a spinner and weaver with nearly 50 years of experience. She is the author of The Ashford Book of Spinning, The Ashford Book of Weaving, Collapse Weave, Dévoré, The Four-Shaft Table Loom, Spinning Wool: Beyond the Basics, and Weaving with the Rigid Heddle Loom. She teaches regularly in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and the United States, and her work has been exhibited in New Zealand and overseas.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781570764929
Author:
Field, Anne
Publisher:
Trafalgar Square Publishing
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Subject:
Needlework
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.5 in

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With easy-to-follow, step-by-step directions, this reference guides the novice spinner through the essentials of getting started. The process is explained in detail, beginning with preparation of fleeces before demonstrating techniques such as worsted and woollen spinning methods, plying, adjusting tension, treadling, skeining, drafting, and blending. Helpful advice regarding spinning wheels and how they work is featured, and inspiring projects round out each chapter, clearly illustrating the techniques discussed in that particular section. Reviewing a wide range of fibers from wool, alpaca, and silk to mohair, cotton, and angora, this crafty how-to allows for abundant practice with knitting, crocheting, and weaving.

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