In this e-booklet, we explore the challengingly slipper fibers in this spinning class: fibers such as silk, mohair, alpaca, and bamboo -- the skein here is merino, alpaca, and bamboo. Tuning our wheels and examining the fibers will help us turn this straw into gold. If these fibers were a challenge when you started to spin, now we’ll unravel their mystery and take control, making yarn where before it was only snarls and tufts. Get a handle on the fibers you find challenging, spinning singles and plying these slippery fibers into yarn.
This e-booklet (in handout form) got great reviews at its debut at the NwRSA 2010 Conference, Wool In The Woods. The class was full, and everyone had fun spinning superwash merino, kid mohair, alpaca, silk, bamboo, a blend, angora, and cashmere! Whew!
This is the next in a series of e-booklet workshops I'll be releasing as the year progresses!
This e-booklet on spinning slippery fibers discusses spinning and plying methods, joins, wheel tuning and spindle selection, and finishing tips. It is packed with color pictures. This e-booklet is geared to spinners who have learned to spin and ply, and are looking for advice on managing more types of fiber.
Receiving options: choose "download", and your copy will be downloadable as a compressed (ZIP) PDF file soon as payment is completed. With immediate Paypal payment, that's right away! Paypal e-checks do not complete payment until they clear; physical checks do not complete payment until they are received/deposited. Your file will remain available for 14 days; should you be unable to download it, let me know and I can make it available again or email it to you.
Choose "email attachment" as your receiving option, and I will email you the PDF file as soon as I process your order -- typically a few hours, but maybe a day if I'm called away.
Yes, prices on the e-tutorials have gone up. I will leave it discounted to $4 until St. Patrick's Day 2011. If you use PatternFish, you will also find this PDF there at the new price by St.Patrick's Day.
The booklet is 9 pages, color, scaled for printing and reading with Adobe Reader version 8 or newer. The PDF file is 808K in size.
Your feedback on the format and content of the booklet is always welcome. I strive to always improve my writing and presentation.
Looking for an instructor? I would be happy to teach this workshop at your fiber event, guild workshop, or privately. Contact me to arrange.
This product was added to our catalog on Monday 07 June, 2010.