- Paperback: 144 pages
- Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (Jan. 31 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312591381
- ISBN-13: 978-0312591380
- Product Dimensions: 20.5 x 1.1 x 25.3 cm
- Shipping Weight: 522 g
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #258,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn: Techniques, Projects, and Recipes Paperback – Jan 31 2012
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“Whether you need help distinguishing a niddy-noddy from a nostepinne or are able to give Rumpelstiltskin a run for his money, you'll find something of itnerest in this impressive reference. Spinning is covered soup to nuts in ways expected...and with a new twist (specifically, the "recipe" chapter, discussing the raw "ingredients" needed to create a host of interesting blends, weights, and colorways....) [N]ewbies are given introductory advice; and experts are challenged to stretch their skills.” ―Yarn Market News
“Calling anything a complete guide sets reader expectations high, but happily this book really covers a lot and does it well.... Overall, this is a very good book for beginning spinners, especially for those interested in using a spinning wheel, and its technique and recipe sections have lots of ideas for inttermediate spinners like myself to explore.” ―Cindy K., Knitcircus
“[Y]ou will increase your knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of spinning.... If you have wanted to learn to make your own hand spun or increase your skills, pick this book up and give it a spin.” ―Paula Moliver, examiner.com
About the Author
BRENDA GIBSON has been spinning for over twenty years. She is an active member and past chair of the London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, having won awards for her spinning and weaving, and now teaches both subjects. She is a past winner of the Fashion and Textiles Award from London's Victoria and Albert Museum.
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If you need in-depth explanations then it is time to buy a book on the particular topic. I find the DVD’s from Interweave to be much better than any book.
The strength of this book is that no matter how yarn savvy one me be there is always something new or old that is missing from one’s repertoire.
For anyone that really has no intention of spinning or dying, you are still bound to run across the occasional term in your reading. Do not gloss over the term look it up in this book and add to your reading pleasure.
If you do not want anyone touching your Niddy noddy you better know where it is.
The pictures and diagrams are worth the purchase alone.
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