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Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs. The rich, historic traditions of plant and animal fibers are fascinatingly juxtaposed with recent advances in synthesized fiber and mankind's use of fibers in the past, present, and future, while detailed, image-laden instructions for four intermediate projects demonstrate the range of possibilities, from sturdy, plied yarns to playful, novelty yarns. Spinners are also offered guidance on planning a project from start to finish, as well as how to care for and store completed projects.
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Judith MacKenzie McCuin is a textile artist with more than 20 years of experience. She is the author of Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning and has contributed to a variety of industry publications, including Handwoven, Interweave Knits, PieceWork, and Spin-Off. She lives in Augusta, Montana.Review:
"In this complete overview of the art and science of creating hand-spun yarn, McCuin covers characteristics of different types of fiber, techniques for spinning yarns, and caring for hand-spun yarn and includes a few basic projects." —Library Journal
"Not just a collection of information, but to a large extent a collection of wisdom." —Cast-On.com
"5 out of 5 stars. Fascinating reading. This is an excellent, detailed book with lots of technical information." —Knitting News
"If the words 'warp' and 'weft' spark off a dream of sitting by a spinning wheel on a wintry afternoon, this book can make your dreams come true" —AllAboutYou.com
"Of course it's good! What did you expect? Judith MacKenzie-McCuin + Interweave = spinny goodness." —Knitty.com
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Book Description Interweave, 2008. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111596680806
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