- Good Basic Video Review by Elissa Ewert
I was very excited to get this, because I really liked Maggie Casey''s book by the same title. It was a good video and I found it very informative. I wish there would have been a few more close-ups while they were spinning and comparing twist in the yarns. Also, the video quality on the second disc was very poor, but that might just be my dics.
(Posted on 2/10/10)
- The title is START Spinning Review by Joe Garrett
The title of this video leads one to believe that it is a beginners video. Well Maggie Casey does an awesome job of talking you through the beginning stages of spinning. That''s right I said talking. Why? Well because the FOUR cameras that are used to film the video (the whole point is the video, isn''t it) are hardly ever where they need to be. Ms Casey will be telling you something that you really NEED to see her hands/fingers doing and what camera are you watching? The panned view of Maggie and Eunny from across the room. You get MORE than enough viewing time watching the back side of what a Schacht Matchless castle wheel looks like. It really is sad because the videos verbal content is excellent for a new person who is STARTing to spin. I''d say either pay an editor and spend less time advertising Schacht''s products.
(Posted on 1/29/10)
- Very Helpful DVD! Review by Barbara Lindberg
I am so glad to have purchased this DVD. It was everything I needed to help me with my spinning. I very much agree with the other positive review and my situation is similar (1 year spinning). I didn''t really comprehend how to spin worsted or woolen until this DVD - you see it in action using both short and long draw. Now it makes total sense and I know what to do. I agree with the review that if you''ve never spun before the camera may not be on the fingers enough to satisfy your wanting to see it in action but if you''ve learned basic spinning and need help with problem areas, weak or underspun areas in the yarn, wanting to control your results better, a better understanding between carded and combed, how to care for your wheel, plying, etc. ,etc., this video answers those questions and you see it all in action. It''s a great purchase. I''ve watched it more than once and learned more each time. It''s an excellent purchase and well worth it''s money.
(Posted on 11/4/09)
- Excellent Beginner Video Review by NULL NULL
This is an excellent beginner video! I''ve been spinning for a year and this fixed a lot of the little things I was doing wrong and consequently having trouble with. There is so much info about the little things, let alone the big how-to''s, that it felt a bit overwhelming. I watched it 3 times before I felt I was remembering it well. The only caveat is the camera angles. I wouldn''t recommend this to someone who hasn''t learned the absolute basics of spinning. The camera''s don''t clearly show what the hands and fingers are doing often enough for someone who''s never spun before to learn it well. However, if one has learned the bare basics about spinning this video will rocket them forward. There is info about short-draw and long-draw. Info about different types of sheep and fiber and demonstrations for hand-carding. One bit I found particularly interesting was when Maggie Casey was demonstrating how different methods of spinning fiber affect it''s outcome. One fiber, sampled and spun two different ways, actually seemed to change color from the method of spinning. The whole video is packed with lots of small details like this that make all the difference to the finished product. Overall, an excellent beginner video!
(Posted on 10/15/09)