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From soft, bulky single yarns to serviceable three-ply for heavy use, this guide to handspun yarns combines the positive traits of commercial yarns with personal touches. Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results. Instructions on core spinning and less traditional techniques lead off the beaten path to novelty yarns. Each type of yarn is explored in detail with instructions on how to make them.

Published: F&W, a Content and eCommerce Company on Feb 25, 2013
ISBN: 9781620332399
List price: $17.95
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There is a lot of great information to be found in Amy King's Spin Control. It is a great place for the newer spinner to learn about the technical details that go into yarn so they can better visualize the end product. Many of the things covered are essential if you are wanting to use handspun in projects that call for specific commercial yarns. Much of what you learn can be used to analyze the called for commercial yarn and then spin a matching or complementary yarn.As an intermediate spinner who already keeps a spinning journal and notes technical details of each yarn I spin there was not as much value in this title as I had hoped. Over half of the book was geared towards spinning basics and only a little information was given on a variety of specialty spinning and plying techniques. The book was a nice reminder of some specifics, but I did not really learn anything new from reading it.The photography is excellent and helpful though!read more
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I'm at the point where I can reliably spin a thin, fairly even single. It will even be fairly consistant over two or three bobbins spun at the same time. I'm ready to take the next hurdle of deciding what yarn I want instead of spinning the wool and seeing what comes out. I think this will help. This seems written for just the stage I'm at now.read more
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There is a lot of great information to be found in Amy King's Spin Control. It is a great place for the newer spinner to learn about the technical details that go into yarn so they can better visualize the end product. Many of the things covered are essential if you are wanting to use handspun in projects that call for specific commercial yarns. Much of what you learn can be used to analyze the called for commercial yarn and then spin a matching or complementary yarn.As an intermediate spinner who already keeps a spinning journal and notes technical details of each yarn I spin there was not as much value in this title as I had hoped. Over half of the book was geared towards spinning basics and only a little information was given on a variety of specialty spinning and plying techniques. The book was a nice reminder of some specifics, but I did not really learn anything new from reading it.The photography is excellent and helpful though!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I'm at the point where I can reliably spin a thin, fairly even single. It will even be fairly consistant over two or three bobbins spun at the same time. I'm ready to take the next hurdle of deciding what yarn I want instead of spinning the wool and seeing what comes out. I think this will help. This seems written for just the stage I'm at now.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
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