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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 November 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217947
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £14.99

Yarn Spinning with a Modern Twist

£14.99

How to create your own gorgeous yarns using a drop spindle by Vanessa Kroening

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Book Description

This accessible and inspiring introduction to drop-spindle spinning is ideal for fibre artists, knitters, crocheters, felters and weavers.

Vanessa Kroening explains how to clean and prepare fleece for spinning, giving valuable tips to beginners and more experienced spinners alike. There are sections on choosing a fleece, carding, blending colours, making rolags (rolls of fibre), batts (flat carded fibres) and a step-by-step explanation of how to use a drop spindle a great way to spin your own yarn without needing to invest in an expensive spinning wheel.

Vanessa also shows you to how to ply and dye your yarn and how to add beads, sequins and other decorative elements for a modern and wonderfully artistic finish.

Table of Contents

Choosing & Preparing your Fleece
Fibre Preparation
Spinning
Plying
Finishing the Yarn
Drop Spindle Techniques
Dyeing

About the Author

About Vanessa Kroening

Vanessa Kroening is an expert in spinning with a drop spindle, and acquired her knowledge through reading, researching, experimenting and meeting with like-minded crafters. She has exhibited as The Spinner’s Stash at craft and fibre shows such as The British Wool Show, Kirsty Allsopp’s Handmade Fair, Yarnporium and Textiles East and now exhibits at yarn shows in the US such as Stitches Midwest and Southeastern Animal and Fiber Fair. Additionally, she offers lessons and workshops in both spinning and felting.

Vanessa is married with one child and lives in Georgia in the US, after 15 years in the UK. She is American and was formerly an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force. Vanessa's online shop, The Spinner’s Stash, specializes in handmade drop spindles, and spinning and felting fibres. Samples of her work can be found on her website, thespinnersstash.com and on Instagram @thespinnersstash.

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