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Spinning for Lace (Video Download)

Tried and true methods for spinning fine yarns from merino and more
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Create exquisite yarns in no time!

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.

Learn how to:
• Handle a fine fleece without felting it
• Wash by the lock with shocking vigor and efficiency
• Adjust your wheel tension for exquisite delicacy
• Ply a balanced yarn, or tweak your hand positions for plying different fibers together

Plus, see how to choose and sort a fleece, separate spinnable staples, dissolve the grease, manage the staple to avoid felting and maximize durability and “bounce.”  Using high magnifications of the fibers and spun yarns, Margaret explains just how it all works.

SKU: EP2462

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

The ultimate reference for spinning fine merino for lace Review by Christine

Margaret Stove has a very straight forward way of imparting information. She keeps her explanations and demonstrations very clear and without any extraneous bits to confuse the watcher. One is given so much information and tips and tricks along the way that it seems impossible to take it all in in one session. I highly recommend this video to anyone who wants to learn spinning for lace

(Posted on 4/19/14)

Informative workshop Review by Deb

Margaret is an excellent teacher, clear and easy to understand and very encouraging. I am a beginner spinner and the best I could manage was uneven fat wool till I did this workshop. I had an instant improvement and now with plenty of practice I can spin not only very fine wool, but I have more control over producing what I intend. It has made me a far better spinner. I also learned more about how to adjust my wheel. I am very grateful that this DVD was made as it gives ordinary folks like me anywhere in the world access to amazing mentors in the craft.

(Posted on 9/10/13)

Very Informative Video Review by NULL NULL

I just received this video download and have watched it several times now. Margaret does a wonderful job of explaining and showing how to spin fine wools into yarn suitable for lace. While the focus is mainly on merino, I have found this technique works well with other fibers as well and not just for lace. If you have ever picked apart lace, sock or designer yarns with multiple plies and wondered how to get such tiny plies....Margaret has the answer in this video. I would suggest watching it all the way through once and then watching again and practicing the technique. I have done several 50-100 yard samples and knit them up in a swatch of a lace scarf pattern. I used the same pattern for each yarn. Each new yarn was smaller than the one before. By sampling in this manner you can tell if you are getting better and it's a good way to try out different color schemes and fibers. I have used the technique for various fibers...some work out well, others not so good for lace, but would make great 4 ply sock yarn or multi-ply yarns for scarves, sweaters, hats etc. Once you learn the technique experiment with it for other uses. Well worth the investment.

(Posted on 2/16/12)

Video review Review by Karen Bruford

I watched the video yesterday - plan to do so again next week & take notes. Margaret has a lovely & informative teaching style. I live too far away at the moment to take a workshop with her - this is truly the next best thing. And I can re-watch all or part thereof as I wish. I have two of her books & will re-read these. I have many questions & her books should help. Good references to her new book on Shawls.

(Posted on 1/26/11)

Spinning For Lace ( Download) Review by Karen Arnold

This was truly amazing! I learnt so much and have been inspired. I couldn't wait to get started on all the new things I learnt. Best of all they work.

(Posted on 1/21/11)