If you are looking to spice up your same old, same old, hand spun yarns that you make with something that is out of the ordinary but you don’t want to spend a fortune buying some supply that is too costly? With this book, there are solutions to your spinning problems that won’t cost you a fortune to try out on your wheel. One of the most interesting techniques that the author does share is, how to spin “unspinable” types of materials such as strips of
fabric and plastic bags. In this day and age it is always wonderful to find ways to reuse and recycle things like old dress shirts and grocery bags and make them into something that is more presentable and usable.
When reading this wonderfully illustrated book I am seamlessly taken from one idea to another without being overwhelmed or discouraged from each project that I complete . In fact, the author reveals wonderful tips and tricks that make me want to try more creative ways to produce unusual yarns for myself and my projects. Personally, there are two things in this book that I never knew how to do but after reading this book, I feel that I can easily do it with a little patience and practice. Core Spinning is something that I always wanted to try but didn’t know where to start? I knew how to spin singles so that I had something to start with but that was about it. Now, after reading the book, all I have to do is pinch the twist and add the lock of fiber in then, let the twist go up the single to secure the fiber in to lock it. I was just amazed at the results when I tried it out myself!
If you are wanting to take your spinning to another level and have with willingness to try, buy this book because it will be your best investment for you and your craft library. With a few simple tricks that you learn from reading this book, you will be able to make yarns that other people will just drool over. Possibly your friends will ask you, ” Where did you buy that yarn? Do you have more that you can share with me for me to try?” Then you can proudly say that I made it myself and learn how to do it with, Get Spun, The Step-by-step guide to spinning art yarns By: Symeon North. She taught me how to make beautiful and unusual yarns!