Whatís the difference between woolen and worsted spinning? IS there a difference? How do you decide when to use what method? Why should a spinner care? The questions are legion, the answers sometimes confusing. Here to make common sense out of it all is Abby Franquemont, who has been spinning since she was five years old.
Spinning Exotic Fibers & Novelty Yarns with Judith Mackenzie In this course you will learn how to spin many exotic fivers including camel, llama, alpaca, cashmere, angora, dog, rabbit and quiviut (Musk Ox). You will also learn how to spin many types of novelty yarn including spiral, gimped, boucle, turkish knot, and cocoon using a combination of fibers and spinning techniques which include frosting and encasement. You should be familiar with your spinning wheel and feel comfortable spinning and plying wool fiber. Run time about 96 minutes.
Spinning for Lace Tried and True Methods for Spinning Fine Yarns from Merino and Morewith Margaret Stove Do you long to spin cobweb-fine threads that are both lively and durable? Meet Margaret Stove. Her methods might seem counterintuitive, but they work! A great advocate of the fine Merinos of her native New Zealand, Margaret is fearless in creating plied blends using silk, angora, qivuit, and more.