Tuesday, 7 June 2011

How to spin a good yarn...

That's the title of the book that I have written - and it's ready at last!! It is a practical manual for handspinners that aims to give an understanding of fibres, yarn structure and how to spin yarns that are beautiful, unique and fit for purpose.

Based on over 30 years of spinning experence, I originally wrote it in Italian to accompany the workshops that I run in Italy. I was then pursuaded to produce a version in English, and had the rather surreal experience of translating my own work back into my native language! I've taken the opportunity to expand a few of the sections, which cover:
  • Equipment
  • Fibre types and Fibre preparation
  • The basics of spinning with drop-spindle and spinning wheel
  • Plying - why and how to do it
  • Finishing yarn
  • Getting the right thickness and twist for the yarn you need for any project
  • practical tips and hints for knitting with handspun yarn
There are almost 70 full-colour photographs illustrating the text, it is A4 size, spiral bound to lie flat while you are spinning and protected with acetate covers.

The price is £12 (plus £1.50 p&p) - only available directly from me.

Payment by PayPal to deborah.gray7@btinternet.com or send a cheque to:
Deborah Gray
204 High Street
Auchterarder
Scotland
PH3 1AF

Don't forget to give your full postal address so I can post the book to you.

1 comment:

  1. Ciao Debborah, auguri per il libro, sono un'esperta nella lavorazione dei filati a mano e con macchine, mi sono aggiunta follower. Ciao e una buona serata

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