Hand spinning is a peaceful, wholesome and creative craft that can bring immense joy and satisfaction to a busy life. This beautiful book explains how to spin unique yarn using natural raw materials such as fleece, flax and silk. It aims to teach, encourage and inspire spinners to extend their skills and uncover the mystique surrounding the long draw, the hallmark skill of accomplishment in hand spinning. It includes over 200 supporting images and clear step-by-step instructions on spinning methods, fibre preparation, colour skills, dyeing, yarn structure, art and yarn design. It will bring inspiration and pleasure to all spinners, regardless of experience or expertise.
Hand Spinning by Pam Austin
About the author
Pam Austin has been spinning for over thirty years and is one of very few teachers of the long draw technique, the hallmark skill of accomplished hand spinning. She runs the Spinning School (www.spinningschool.org) teaching individuals and groups on location, and at her studio and workshop in Stoke Albany on the Leicester/Northamptonshire border in the UK.
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