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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 01 January 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782217947
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 400
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99

Yarn Spinning with a Modern Twist


A beginner’s guide to hand spinning using a drop spindle by Vanessa Kroening

Book Description

A beginner's guide to the art of spinning your own fabulous yarn using a drop spindle.

This accessible introduction to drop-spindle spinning for fibre artists, knitters, crocheters, felters and weavers will inspire and delight all who read it. 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, batts 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 your yarn and how to add beads, sequins and other elements, as well as how to dye your yarn.

Table of Contents


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

About the Author

About Vanessa Kroening

Vanessa Kroening is married with one child and lives near Cambridge, UK. She is American and has been living here since 2004. Vanessa was an aircraft mechanic in the United States Air Force for 15 years. She currently owns an online shop called The Spinner’s Stash (, specialising in hand-made drop spindles, and spinning and felting fibres. She also sells Spinolution spinning wheels.

Though she’s had no professional training in textiles, she has several years of acquired knowledge through reading, researching, experimenting and meeting with like-minded crafters. Currently, when not sending out orders, Vanessa exhibits as The Spinner’s Stash at craft and fibre shows. This year she has attended shows such as The British Wool Show, Kirsty Allsopp’s Handmade Fair, Yarnporium, and Textiles East. Additionally, she offers lessons and workshops in both spinning and felting. Samples of her work can be found on her website, and on Instagram @thespinnersstash. 

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