Learn to hand spin with fibre artist Jo Reeve. Jo, the author of the very popular Ashford Book of Carding, has twenty-seven years of spinning experience and will show you how to spin from the beginning through to advanced techniques. Learn how to create unique yarns using different techniques and fibres and make five easy projects using your handspun yarn. Step by step instructions and gorgeous colour photographs will take you on a new journey of creativity.
1. Making handspun yarn 2. Spinning Talk 3. Drafting 4. Tools for Spinning 5. Spinning on the Drop Spindle 6. Plying – Making a two-ply Yarn 7. Navajo Plying – Making a three-ply Yarn 8. Yarn by Design 9. Carding 10. Fibre for Spinning 11. Wool 12. Angora 13. Alpaca 14. Silk 15. Mohair 16. Tencel 17. Bamboo 18. Cotton 19. Flax 20. Soybean 21. Commercially prepared Fibre 22. Novelty Yarns 23. Knot Yarn 24. Spiral Yarn 25. Boucle 26. Slub Yarn 27. Core Spinning 28. Knitting and Weaving with Handspun Yarn 29. Projects