- Well worth the investment of time Review by Sterling0925
This video always seemed to be a bit pricey, so I abstained from putting it into my shopping cart, even though I was interested in the subject matter. When I finally did purchase it, I understand why it costs more than the others: Not only is Galina a joy to hear as she spins (pun intended) out the the story behind the Orenburg stye of making yarns/threads/shawls, she does it with a delightful Russian accent and a good sense of humor. No direction or set of directions goes without a well thought out, foundational reason; much the voice of experience. I appreciated her acknowledgement of Margaret Stove's book and DVD on spinning fine merino wool into lace, which I have also seen and enjoyed. I think she did an excellent job of teaching the craft, and preserving it for future generations in this way. As a hand spinner down to four wheels and a charka, I probably won't invest in the tools needed to spin this way, but knowing how it was done was my goal and I'll enjoy this video over and over.
(Posted on 11/3/13)
- Spinning Gossamer Threads video Review by Jaci Siehl
The video is very interesting and Galina has so much fun information to share. She pointed out some tips that will definitely help me with my Russian spindle. Also the time involved that she references makes the process seem not so overwhelming. I would have liked to see some close shots of finished yarn in a shawl, but I guess I'll have to wait and see it in the shawl I make later this year.
(Posted on 4/5/12)