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Successful Spinning Techniques Value Pack

Get two DVD workshops and one book full of advice to help you practice your techniques, plus get a two ounce sample of fiber to practice even more!
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Successful Spinning Techniques Value Pack

 

Are you ready to hone your spinning skills? Master teacher Judith MacKenzie has some of the best advice for spinning, from start to finish, and we are offering that to you in this ultimate collection.

 

Learn six drafting techniques that will have you spinning just the yarn you want. Discover a variety of plying techniques to take your handspun yarn beyond singles. Plus, get a variety of tips and techniques for washing, preparing, and finishing yarns. With over 4 hours and 140 pages of advice at one low price, this value pack of information can’t be beat.

     

But it gets better! Practice what you learn with some fiber! Included in this collection is a two-ounce sample of wool Sliver Roving from Imperial Stock Ranch.*

 
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A Spinner’s Toolbox DVD

 

As a spinner, your most important, versatile tools are your own skilled hands. With those eight fingers and two opposable thumbs, plus a half-dozen simple techniques for manipulating the fiber supply, you can spin a full suite of yarn styles.

 

You’ll begin by seeing the unlikely possibility of spinning the six different yarns styles with a single fiber preparation. You’ll end by witnessing this revered master spinner, in a miracle of energetic ambidexterity, draft two fiber sources simultaneously into a single strong, lofty, funky novelty yarn. And so can you.

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The Gentle Art of Plying DVD

 

Informed and skillful plying can make all the difference between “just another yarn” and “just the yarn you want.” In this engaging video, you’ll learn:

  • How to make your equipment work for you, from yarn storage devices to pulley choices to optimum tensioning
  • Different classes of yarn structure and how they affect the textiles you make from them
  • How to avoid errors—and how to correct them when you need to
  • How plying “errors” evolve into fascinating art yarns
  • How to use your wheel to customize and enhance commercial yarns
  • And several dozen additional intriguing side trips that will spur your creativity and make you a better spinner.
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The Intentional Spinner Book + DVD

 

The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a compendium of spinning wisdom, with a fun blend of technical knowledge, history, tips, and gently opinionated narrative. Yarnmaking is approached in three fundamental areas—understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and practical uses.

 

The Intentional Spinner with DVD includes four projects that demonstrate how handspun can be used in weaving and knitting. The enclosed DVD features detailed information on yarn diameter, plying, novelty yarn structures, and finshing. Blending technical expertise and fascinating lore, The Intentional Spinner with DVD is a must-have reference for ever spinner.

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Wool Sliver Roving

 

This unique fiber from Oregon based Imperial Stock Ranch adds texture, warmth, and decorative detail to any project. For hanspinners, this sliver results in a finished yarn with more “character” than yarns spun from combed top. If you enjoy this sample, Imperial Stock Ranch has a wide range of colors to choose from as well as full project kits available for purchase.

 

*Color of fiber will range due to stock. All fiber comes in a beautiful neutral color varying from light to dark.

SKU: T0334

Format: Paperback