Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy to use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner s needs The rich, historic traditions of plant and animal fibers are fascinatingly juxtaposed with recent advances in synthesized fiber and mankind s use of fibers in the past, present, and future, while detailed, image laden instructions for four intermediate projects demonstrate the range of possibilities, from sturdy, plied yarns to playful, novelty yarns Spinners are also offered guidance on planning a project from start to finish, as well as how to care for and store completed projects....
|Title||:||The Intentional Spinner|
|Publisher||:||Interweave First Edition edition December 1, 2008|
|Number of Pages||:||152 pages|
|File Size||:||968 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Intentional Spinner Reviews
This book does a great job of taking the next step from the many beginning spinner books out there. She clearly addresses the technical/mechanical aspects of spinning and helped me understand how to step back from the "intuitive" yarn I've been making (which is pretty good yarn) and pay attention to the details so I can repeat my successes. A lot of the information she provided on fibers is excellent and the details there answered several questions I had. She has raised a storm in the spinning community with the sideways drum carding idea... but that is NOT addressed in this book.
This book will save you airfare and hotel costs. It discusses everything she teaches in her classes. You have to read it slowly and carefully because it is so packed with information. I don't recommend reading it from cover to cover...pick out the sections that are relevant to the spinning question you are asking, and read it at the wheel.
One of the must haves for anyone interested in spinning or fiber arts. The author writes with great insight and makes learning a real joy. She has that rare quality of a storyteller that sparks an interest in the how and why of the subject. You will learn much more than how to spin a particular fiber. I would own anything Judith MacKenzie has written, even if it was only the introduction to someone else's work.
This is an excellent book if you want to learn how to spin. And even after you've learned a lot it'll keep teaching.
This is the spinning book I'd been looking for: detailed descriptions, lots of information, and the author's pleasant, personal perspective on spinning. The book could probably use more pictures, particularly for the newest of spinners, but I learn best from words and find the writing style particularly effective in communicating techniques. I'm very happy to have this in my small, but growing, spinning library.
This is a must have for spinners, written by the master spinner Judith MacKenzie. She has a gifted way of showing and teaching. With this book I can learn from reading and the great photos. I don't have to learn by making mistakes. I would recommend this book for any beginning to advanced beginning spinner.
If you want tons if detail on pricessing everything and history stuff this is the book for you. The pictures are good and detailed close up where need be. If you want just the basics look elsewhere.
The Intentional Spinners explains the new eco fibers; how they are made and their qualities.