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Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection

Discover tips and tricks that will help you master techniques for processing and spinning flax, cotton, and hemp with the Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection!
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Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection
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The Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection
 

Discover the excitment of spinning with various plant fibers such as cotton, flax, and hemp! This premium collection provides you with all you need to card, prep, spin, and finish your handspun plant fibers.


The Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection includes The Practical Spinner's Guide: Cotton, Flax, Hemp book, the Spin Flax and Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy DVD, the Cotton Clouds Spinning Cotton Mini Sampler Kit and one ounce of Hemp Top # E105. 

 
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The Practical Spinner's Guide: Cotton, Flax, Hemp
By Stephenie Gaustad

Book


Cotton, flax, and hemp behave very differently from wool, and special handling is required. Stephenie discusses how each fiber behaves, and how best to card, prep, and spin them, specifically touching on trouble spots like drafting and adding twist.

She also covers finishing yarnscleaning, setting twist, and plying—and even touches on what dye processes are best for adding color. Finally, she includes a discussion of spinning for both knitting and weaving, covering fabric properties of each fiber, and what the spinner needs to take into account while creating the yarn and using it in a subsequent project.

 

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Spin Flax and Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy  

Spin Flax and Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy
DVD

 

Discover time honored techniques for spinning flax as well as spinning cotton plus hear compelling stories of these textiles' history.


With this hour-and-a-half workshop, you will:

  • Discover the process of taking flax from seed to strik.
  • Learn two methods of dressing a distaff.
  • Learn how to clean cotton fiber for carding.
  • See a two-handed flax wheel, a Shaker walking wheel, and a variety of spindles in action.

Through each different segment, you will discover a large helping of tips and tricks so you can master these techniques for processing and spinning flax and cotton.


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Order The Spinning Plant Fiber Premium Collection today!

 

SKU: T5717

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Customer Reviews

Wonderful! Review by Joan
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As soon as the collection arrived, I read Stephenie Gaustad's book, The Practical Spinner's Guide, Cotton, Flax, Hemp", cover-to-cover. I learned a great deal more about spinning plant fibers, especially flax and hemp, than I knew before. It made me want to adjust one of my wheels and get busy. I am looking forward to viewing Norman Kennedy's DVD and getting even more tips.

(Posted on 6/23/14)