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Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn

Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn (Paperback)

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For spinners who have begun to explore the infinite possibilities of making their own yarn, veteran spinner and teacher Judith McKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding, and information about this appealing craft in The Intentional Spinner.

Judith's educated, gently opinionated, and fun to read blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and narrative takes the form of a compendium of spinning wisdom. Yarn making is approached in three fundamental areas: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs.

The Fibers section of The Intentional Spinner blends the rich historic traditions of plant and animal fibers with the fascinating scientific advances in synthesizing fiber. The Yarn Structure chapters use step-by-step instructions and photographs to demonstrate the range of possibilities in yarn, from sturdy plied yarns to playful novelty yarns. Finally, the Practical Uses section leads the reader through decision making and planning to create the very project they want from the beginning. The book also includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. Projects explain how to choose material, techniques, and finish the processes.

Blending technical expertise and fascinating lore, The Intentional Spinner is a must-read for every spinner.

Sport & HobbiesHandicrafts, decorative arts & craftsSpinning & weaving Publisher: Interweave Press Inc Publication Date: 01/12/2008 ISBN-13: 9781596680807  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Judith MacKenzie McCuin has been a textile artist for more than twenty years. She has taught throughout the United States and Canada, and her work appears in both public and private collections. She has been a contributor to Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, PieceWork, and Handwoven magazines, and she has led textile tours to Turkey and Spain. She lives in Augusta, Montana, with her husband, Nick, where they run a small yarn and dye company and raise bison.

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