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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.
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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," "Devore," "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.

Reviews

"Anne Field has created a useful book that brings together the devore technique with a variety of textile processes. She has woven and knitted most of the samples, showing her dedication to thoroughly understanding and experimenting with devore." "-- Shuttle Spindle & Dyepot Summer 2010" "This detailed Spinning 101 text details how those new to the spindle can give the craft a whorl. Trouble-shooting Problem Solver boxes and crisp photos to help tyros follow along." --"Yarn Market News "(January 2012)

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