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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Wool

Kate Larson

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Interweave Press Inc
22 October 2015
For centuries, fibre artists have been using wool at their spinning wheels to create beautiful yarns. Despite this fibre?s long history of use, spinners still have many unanswered questions about it. How does one choose a fleece when at a fibre festival? What?s the best way to wash and prep wool fibres for spinning? When should one send fibres to a mill vs. processing it by hand? What?s available to the spinner purchasing prepared fibres? For the answers to these questions, and so many others, fibre artist and shepherdess Kate Larson presents The Practical Spinner?s Guide: Wool. Kate is a well-loved contributor and respected instructor in the spinning community. Selecting fleece, understanding types of fleeces, and making the best use of the fleece one has is an art form. There are various and often conflicting approaches to nearly every aspect of the journey a fleece will make from sheep to finished textile. All of the various methods of fleece preparation and spinning have a place in a spinner?s repertoire of skills. Knowing when and how to make use of these skills is the foundation of Kate?s approach to teaching. The Practical Spinner?s Guide: Wool is a must-have resource, in which she shares her years of experience in a way that readers of all skill levels, from those working from fleeces sheered from their own flocks to those spinning indie dyed fibres, will find useful and valuable.

|For centuries, fibre artists have been using wool at their spinning wheels to create beautiful yarns. Despite this fibre's long history of use, spinners still have many unanswered questions about it. How does one choose a fleece when at a fibre festival? What's the best way to wash and prep wool fibres for spinning? When should one send fibres to a mill vs. processing it by hand? What's available to the spinner purchasing prepared fibres? For the answers to these questions, and so many others, fibre artist and shepherdess Kate Larson presents The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool. Kate is a well-loved contributor and respected instructor in the spinning community. Selecting fleece, understanding types of fleeces, and making the best use of the fleece one has is an art form. There are various and often conflicting approaches to nearly every aspect of the journey a fleece will make from sheep to finished textile. All of the various methods of fleece preparation and spinning have a place in a spinner's repertoire of skills. Knowing when and how to make use of these skills is the foundation of Kate's approach to teaching. The Practical Spinner's Guide: Wool is a must-have resource, in which she shares her years of experience in a way that readers of all skill levels, from those working from fleeces sheered from their own flocks to those spinning indie dyed fibres, will find useful and valuable.
By:   Kate Larson
Imprint:   Interweave Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 228mm,  Width: 216mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   499g
ISBN:   9781632500281
ISBN 10:   1632500280
Pages:   160
Publication Date:   22 October 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Larson loves using fiber arts as a bridge between her passions for art and agriculture. Her fiber journey has led her to a degree in Environmental Soil Chemistry, travels through northern Europe in search of textile traditions, and back to the farm where her family has lived for six generations. She keeps an evergrowing flock of Border Leicester sheep and teaches hand spinning and knitting regularly in central Indiana and around the country. Kate has published articles and designs in Spin-Off Magazine, Jane Austen Knits, and Knitting Sweaters from Around the World. She manages the Spinner's Connection blog at SpinningDaily.com.

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