- How I Spin Review by Aija Podzuns
An absolutely brilliant DVD. There is so much content and Rita's knowledge is amazing. It covers so much, carding, combing, drum carding, different drafting methods, yarn sizes, etc. etc. Rita's enthusiasm is totally catching. I have watched this over and over again, very enjoyable to watch. When I first got thid DVD I was very much a novice spinner. It taught me so much and was just a wonderful resource.
(Posted on 8/8/12)
- Great Teaching Tool Review by Lynne Chamallas
I just purchased this video and watched it. It is wonderful. She starts at the beginning and ends with your finished yarn. I learned a lot about drafting and she shows many ways to draft for your comfort. I love this video and find myself watching it over and over to continuously learn new techniques.
(Posted on 10/28/11)
- The real deal Review by Bernard Dauphinais
I absolutely love this video. Rita Buchanan's discussion and demonstration is born from her experience, not a set of musts or rules. In that way the video is a pragmatic guide and inspiration. The real deal. I've watched it once and I know I'll be watching it again. And again.
(Posted on 3/16/11)
- Wisdom from Rita Review by Laura Lundy
I love listening to Rita Buchanan explain her philosophy of the spinning life! Her message of "more time to enjoy playing with your fiber" is just what someone who, like me, gets frustrated or impatient with the slow pace of fiber work needs to learn. There's a lot of useful technical meat here, too. I have adopted her dyeing method and tools since watching this. She demonstrates subtle touches in wool combing that I never got from books. Even such a simple thing as letting a bit of your yarn ply back on itself has finesse the way she does it. It might not be the best choice for a new spinner's first video, but it should come soon after. I've watched it twice and will return to it many more times.
(Posted on 2/25/11)