Books and DVDs

These are just some of my favorite spinning and fiber books and DVDs that make up my fiber arts library collection. As reference tools they're great to have on hand.

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Hands On Spinning
Lee Raven

I consider this book to be a "classic" among spinning books. It was my first introduction to the wonderful world of spinning. Understanding the basics of spinning on a drop spindle and spinning wheel are explored in fully illustrated detail.

$21.95     Now $15.36


In Sheep's Clothing
A Handspinner's Guide to Wool
Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier

Essential reading for handspinners, wool growers, and other fiber craft enthusiasts, this indispensable reference book provides a comprehensive review of the characteristics of wool from 100 breeds of sheep. Actual fleece locks are shown in full-size photographs, and knitting, crochet, weaving, and other techniques illustrate the importance of matching wool type to end use. Everything from baby-soft Merino to silky Lincoln and sturdy Karakul - the full range of nature's miracle fiber - is represented here, with special attention given to fleece characteristics and to methods of preparation and spinning. 

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The Intentional Spinner
A Holisitc Approach to Making Yarn

Judith MacKenzie McCuin

For spinners who are exploring the infinite possibilities of making their own yarn, veteran spinner and teacher Judith MacKenzie McCuin offers insight, understanding, and information about this appealing craft of spinning. Yarn making is approached in three fundamental areas: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs.

$26.95    Now $18.86


The Spinner's Companion
Bobbie Irwin

This is a quick reference guide that both beginning and experienced spinners will use to look up common spinning terms, find out how to maintain their wheels, and learn how to process fiber and spin yarn. A handy spiral-bound book that spinners will want to keep beside their wheel or with their handspindle at all times.

$19.95    Now $13.96


Getting Started on a Drop Spindle (DVD)
Host: Maggie Casey    1 disk, 55 min

Maggie Casey teaches the simplest way to spin yarn - with the drop spindle. She teaches how to spin with the "park and draft" technique, demonstrates how to create a plied yarn and make a skein. She covers all the basics and will have you making your own yarn before you know it!

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Big and Lofty Yarns (DVD)
Host: Maggie Casey   1 disk, 71 min

In this video, Maggie Casey explains how to make miles of the soft big yarns perfect for knitting, weaving, and crocheting with. From preparing the fiber on a drum carder through plying and finishing, Maggie goes through the whole process.

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Spinning Luxury Fibers (DVD)
Host: Judith MacKenzie

This three-disk set (194 min) covers:

Silk, Alpaca (huacaya and suri), Camel, LLama, Yak, Cashmere, Quiviut, Bison, and Paco-vicuna

You'll learn how to prepare each luxury fiber, how to spin it, how to finish your yarn, and the fascinating history and lore of each.

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A Spinner's Toolbox (DVD)
Host: Judith MacKenzie   2 disks, 140 min

Revered master spinner, Judith MacKenzie, covers six drafting techniques  for spinning a full suite of yarn styles:

  • Worsted
  • Semi-worsted
  • Woolen
  • Semi-woolen
  • Slub
  • Boucle
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Color Works for Spinners (DVD)
Host: Deb Menz     2 disks, 120 min

From basic blending techniques to combining multiple blended batts, to working with hue, value, and saturation, Deb provides simple tools and tricks for making the most beautiful colors in the world! Bonus PDFs of a color wheel and value scale are included with the video.

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