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Spin Art Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn + DVD

Push your spinning skills to new heights and get adventurous with textured yarn.

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Push your spinning skills to new heights and get adventurous with textured yarn.
Jacey Boggs helps you bring textured yarns to the next level in Spin Art. Inside you'll learn all the secrets behind her exciting new fusion of traditional spinning and envelope-pushing creativity.
The yarn styles explored in this comprehensive spinning guide are as well made as they are inventive. Jacey walks you through each of her techniques, with a refreshing mixture of quirky, fanciful, and unexpected designs that are always skillfully constructed. Inside you'll discover:

• How to create innovative, eye-catching single and plied spun yarn styles, including wraps, beehives, bumps, racing stripes, loops, bubblewrap, multiplied, and more.
• Detailed technical instruction with step-by-step photos with finished spun yarn and swatch close-ups.
• Jacey's bright personality and motivational tips to inspire all spinning enthusiasts to unleash their creative spirit.

As a bonus, the instructional DVD provides additional handspinning demonstration and commentary to complement the techniques in the book. Jacey has bottled the energy and expertise of her highly sought after workshops into a personal, at-home textured yarn workshop experience for you.

Spin Art is an irresistible adventure for spinners who are interested in creating delightful and durable textured yarns.
Table of Contents
Single Techniques

  • Wraps
  • Racing Stripe
  • Autowrap
  • Tornado
  • Corespinning
  • Basic Corespun
  • Autowrapped Corespun
  • Cocoons
  • Tailspinning
  • Extreme Tailspinning
  • Bumps
  • Thick and Thin
  • Beehives
  • Foreign Objects
  • Strung
  • Integrated
    Plied Techniques
  • Bumps
  • Spiral Spinning
  • Stacks
  • Stack Traps
  • Supercoils
  • Coils
  • Loops
  • Twists
  • Halos
  • Cogs
  • Boucle
  • Fauxcle
  • Multiplied
  • Cables
  • Beaded
  • Chain Ply
  • Chain Stacks
  • Bubblewrap
  • Corehive
  • Rip Torn
  • Tex Ritter
    About the Author

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    About the Author
    Jacey Boggs runs the popular spinning website Spinners around the world have explored new yarn techniques from her DVD Sit & Spin and her spinning workshops. She teaches through guilds, yarn shops, and at national and international events. She is a regular contributor to Spin-Off magazine. She lives in Missouri.
    "One of the things I love about Jacey Boggs as a teacher is that she doesn't mess around by saying what she's teaching is quick or easy.  She firmly states that you have to be able to spin to make textured yarns, and the better spinner you are the better texture yarns you will make and the more the process will make sense.  There are 8 different types of yarn to make with this book, each building on the skill set of the one before it.  She starts the book with a basic wrap technique and ends with a three layered yarn that is the spinning equivalent of rubbing your stomach, patting your head and dancing a jig all at the same time.  In between she teaches about loop, coils, corespinning, beehives and all of the combinations of skills that make up the yarns that Jacey is known for and has been teaching around the world.  There are typically 4-6 photos for each technique in this book and 2 of those are (really gorgeous) beauty shots.  The remaining photos exactly illustrate the crux of making each yarn.  These process shots were clearly chosen by Jacey herself.  Each yarn technique is broken down into numbered written steps and explained in mechanical detail: set your wheel up this way, your fiber hand does this and your drafting hand does this.  There is no magic.  With this book, you learn yarn making in a way that is a repeatable, intentional yarn.  I will repeat that you have to know how to spin already to use this book; it's not for beginners.  Even the most determined beginner might find themselves in a puddle of tears and cusswords if you try to leap straight into this type of yarn making.  If you do know how to spin the basics, this book...[is] an excellent learning experience." -
    “The production quality of the DVD is great, providing a high level of detail and material that coordinates nicely with the book.” -

    SKU: 11SP01

    Author/Speaker/Editor: Jacey Boggs

    ISBN 13: 9781596683624

    Number Of Pages: 144

    Customer Reviews

    Spin Art Review by Susan Cottrell

    Amazingly clear instructions! Even as a newbie spinner, I believe I can accomplish this! Love her explanations and detail. The DVD is great!

    (Posted on 2/1/12)

    Beautiful book, great teaching Review by Laura Senator

    This fun, clearly-written book and DVD combo is an amazing authoritative guide to creating textured and art yarns. Jacey presents a wide variety of techniques in an order which allows the spinner to build upon skills previously learned in the book. Her goal is not just to teach us to make pretty yarns, but to make functional, useable yarn which looks great and has unique qualities. Jacey draws upon her knowledge of fiber and principles of spinning which yields fantastic results! I have already bought a copy of this book for myself and for a friend, so I'd most highly recommend it!

    (Posted on 1/8/12)

    Just buy it already!!! Review by Zoe Galaitsis

    This book has it all - gorgeous photos, stunning yarn, detailed instructions, and an amazing (long!) DVD that comes right along with the book. Even if you don't like textured/art yarn, you will enjoy this book and it will improve your spinning. If you do like textured art yarn, then this is one of the best fiber-related investments you could make. If you are a beginner, don't be intimidated by the techniques - this is a book that you can use now and learn from for years to come. The yarns in Spin Art are innovative and interesting, but could also easily be used to knit with. Not to say that yarn needs to be functional or have an obvious use, but this book is a wonderful bridge between non-traditional spinning and solid traditional technique. For example, a large portion of the book is devoted to plying techniques, something that has been overlooked to a large extent in the recent art yarn craze. I think that as the newest spinning generation comes of age, there will be more emphasis on technical textured spinning and plying structure. Spin Art is blazing the trail. The DVD on its own is easily worth the price of the book. The camera angles are good and show a range of wide shots and close-ups that make it easy to follow the techniques. I love seeing the skeins of yarn from the book on the DVD - you get a sense of their balance, drape and durability when you see them handled. Jacey also shows knit samples of the yarns, which I found to be a great addition to the book/DVD set.

    (Posted on 1/6/12)

    The ultimate in tutorials! Review by Adele Michelsen

    Hi All! I received my book as a Christmas present from my best friend; and this present secured her spot at the top of the list. This book has hit the mark on art yarn tutorials (and I haven't yet had the chance to see the video that comes with it). Jacey Boggs has hit the mark on the "how to's" and "why's" of what makes art yarns / textured yarns work. On top of being a great book for spinners, the wonderful layout and great pictures make it a super "Coffee Table" book. If this is what her FIRST book is like I can't wait to see what's up her sleeve for the next one.

    (Posted on 1/5/12)

    Must have for textured spinning Review by Robyn Josephs

    The CD alone is worth he price of the book. the instructions are very clear-almost like being in a class with Jacey

    (Posted on 1/5/12)

    Great book Review by Anca Buist

    I bought this book and at arrive just yesterday. It is very inspiring to me. After spinning" normal yarn" for years in all different colors I was ready for a new chalenge and this has opened my mind to something completely new. In two words: great stuff. Many thanks to the writer of this book. Kind regards, Anna

    (Posted on 12/17/11)