Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

Spinning and Dyeing Yarn

The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns

Book - 2014
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Ironically, as we move toward a more technologically advanced world, the simple domestic crafts of old are making a comeback. People of all ages are discovering a deep love for weaving, knitting, crocheting and other fiber arts. Along with that has come the desire to create their own one of a kind, artisan yarns. When it comes to yarn, fiber lovers know that spinning and dying go hand in hand. Yet many books on the yarn craft cover only one topic or the other. In Spinning and Dyeing Yarn, fiber artist Ashley Martineau covers both subjects with rich, illustrative detail and step-by-step tutorials. Simply put, this book a must have for fiber enthusiasts of all levels.
Publisher: Hauppauge, NY : Barron's, 2014
ISBN: 9780764166075
Characteristics: 208 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm


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Jun 09, 2017

This book covers equipment needs (and includes instructions on how to make your own spindle and spinning wheel), fiber types and how to dye them, spinning, finishing and more. There are lots of beautiful pictures of yarns, dyes, projects and more.
This is one I'll likely purchase when I decide to delve further into dyeing and spinning.

Apr 14, 2017

Beautiful AND helpful. If you are new to the fiber arts world, you can find a lot to learn from. She discusses different fibers, dyeing methods, shows you how to make a basic drop spindle and if you are even more ambitious, how to build your very own spinning wheel. If you have been spinning your own yarn for a while, it's still a lot of fun to look at--she uses gorgeous color combinations and you almost want to just reach in and touch her finished yarns. This is a book which I liked so much that I checked it out several times and then said "The heck with it" and bought my own copy.


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