Want to spin your own beautiful yarn? Expert spinner Vanessa Kroening shows you how in this easy introduction to spinning with a drop spindle. No need to invest in an expensive spinning wheel!
“The bounty of photos ensure readers will know how every step should look, and Kroening’s knowledge of the craft impresses. This makes yarn spinning easy.” – Publishers Weekly
Expert spinner Vanessa Kroening shows you how to spin in this wonderfully accessible introduction to spinning with a drop spindle. Vanessa explains how to:
clean and prepare fleece for spinning
what to look out for when choosing a fleece
how to card, blend colors, and make rolags and batts.
use a drop spindle
ply your yarn and how to add beads, sequins and other elements, as well as how to dye your yarn
Spinning with a drop spindle isn’t just fun – it’s amazingly relaxing and highly creative too. You get to choose the type of fiber, and the colors and thickness of the yarn you make – you can even dye the yarn, and add beads, sequins and other embellishments to create your own unique yarns. A spindle is so compact, you can carry it around town with you and is not even necessary to have to spin. Be inspired and take your knitting, crochet, felting and weaving to a whole new level!
About the Author:Vanessa Kroening is an expert in spinning with a drop spindle, and acquired her knowledge through reading, researching, experimenting and meeting with like-minded crafters. She has exhibited as The Spinner’s Stash at craft and fibre shows such as The Great British Fibre Fest.