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Practical Spinner's Guide Silk

Practical Spinner's Guide Silk

Learn how to create smooth lustrous yarns from a gorgeous but tricky and sometimes intimidating fiber, in the Practical Spinner's Guide: Silk.  Join Sara Lamb as she discusses:

  • The various form in which silk is available-- combed top, bricks, noils, hankies, and bells.
  • How best to handle, draft, and spin the various preparations.
  • Finishing yarns-- cleaning and degumming, setting twist, and plying.
  • What dye processes are best for adding color.
  • How to blend silk into other spinning fibers.

Sara includes brief discussions of spinning for both knitting and weaving, discussions on the properties of woven and knitted fabric, and information on what you'll need to take into account while creating the yarn and using it in a subsequent project.  Spinning enough yarn for a garment may take some time, but deeply satisfying when the work is complete.

135pp, softcover, color photos.

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