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  • Publisher: Stackpole Books
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 28 February 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9780811739153
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 222x279 mm
  • Illustrations: 334
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £18.95
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Spinning 101

£18.95

Step by step from fleece to yarn with wheel or spindle by Tom Knisely

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Book Description

Welcome to Tom’s beginner spinning class! Come on in and he will teach you everything you need to know to turn raw wool into your first hand spun yarn. Tom has been teaching introductory spinning for over 30 years, and in this book, he shares all of this knowledge in his easy-to-understand manner, illustrated with photographs to guide you through each of the steps.

From how to choose a spinning wheel and how to set it up and keep it running smoothly; to how to select and prepare your fibre; how to spin your first yarn, and the various options for how to do so; to plying and finishing Tom explains it all in simple terms and with helpful visuals. Tom has taught so many classes of spinners, he knows all the common pitfalls and addresses them with his troubleshooting tips.

At its essence, yarn is fibre with twist added to keep it together, and Tom keeps the whole process as simple as that. You will soon be whirring away, spinning yards and yards of glorious yarn!

About the Author

About Tom Knisely

Tom Knisely is the manager of The Mannings Handweaving School and Supply Center in East Berlin, Pennsylvania, USA. He has taught weaving there for more than 30 years-everything from rag rug weaving to complex multi-harness weaving-and was named Teacher of the Year by Handwoven magazine. His work appears regularly in Handwoven and Rug Hooking magazines, and he has design collections and instructional DVDs on looms, weaving rugs, and other weaving matters published by Interweave Press.

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