Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn by Maggie Casey
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For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of fiber for use, and crafting these materials into ready-to-work pieces. A final chapter on the various uses of spun yarn focuses on project planning, with definitions and context for measuring wraps per inch, determining yards for specific projects, and choosing a yarn size.
Maggie Casey is the co-owner of Shuttles, Spindles, and Skeins, where she also teaches the art of spinning to classes of all skill levels. She has contributed articles to Spin Off and Knitters Review and has served as judge at various spinning competitions. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.