Hand Spun New Spins on Traditional Techniques

Hand Spun by Lexi Boeger

New Spins on Traditional Techniques

Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537624
Publisher: Quarry Books
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In her newest book, Hand Spun, art-yarn pioneer and Pluckyfluff creator Lexi Boeger offers yet another exciting collection of new and innovative spinning techniques. This well-rounded book also covers a handful of traditional styles for the spinner to master and then turn on their ear. The many uses of these beautiful one-of-a-kind yarns are demonstrated in Boeger's trademark, surprising, and inventive projects.

Learn the basics of fiber prep, from washing raw fleece to carding techniques. Find out how to adapt basic spinning styles to create cutting-edge forms. Be inspired by a stunning gallery of hand-spun yarns that combine various techniques shown in the book. Get complete instructions for 20 fashion-forward, yet accessible, projects including chunky scarves, fabulous hats, a belt, a rug, boas, and more.
The recipient of a bachelor's degree in fine art from UC Davis, author Lexi Boeger is the founder of www.pluckyfluff.com, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fiber art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture.
Format: Trade Paperback , 160 Pages
ISBN: 9781592537624
Illustrations: 250
Size: 9.25 in x 9.25 in / 235 mm x 235 mm


Chapter 1 - Fiber Preparation: Dyed in the Wool

From the Ground Up

Farm Profile: Natalie Redding Namaste Farms

How to Wash (or Not) Raw Fleece


Crazy Carding

Artitst Profile: Stephanie Gorin, Loop Fiber

Chapter 2 - Spinning Techniques: Learning vs. Discovery

Treasure Box


Twist on “Twists”

Twisted Shag

Elastic Twist

Tail Spinning

Falling Locks

Extreme Tail Spin

In-Line Crochet

In-Line Add-ins

In-Line Braids

Quick Coils!

Chapter 3 - New Twists: Expanding Traditional Techniques

Core Spinning: Basic

Core Spinning: Fluffy!

Core Spinning: Mohairy

Core Spinning: Coreless

Core Spinning: Core Spots

Core Spinning: Wrapped Yarn

Core Spinning: Sari Silk Core

Core Spinning: Aura

Navaho-Ply: Basic

Navaho Ply: Thick and Thin

Spinning Raw Fiber

Spinning Large: Semifelted Dope Rope

Spinning Large: Semifelted Roving Rope

Spinning Large: Navaho Multi-Ply Dope Rope

Lexi's Tips

Chapter 4 - Permutations Gallery: Putting It All Together

Chapter 5 - Projects: Keeping It Simple

Easy Felted Fleece Rug

Washing-Machine Boa

Artist Profile: Janice Rosema

Plain-Skein Cowl

Vintage Coat Cuff

Throwing Snowballs Neck Cozy

The One-Pound Three-Hour Scarf

Cabin Hat

Monkey Wrap

Finger Crochet Table Runner

Namaste Farms Boa

Rocker Jacket

Pom-Paca Hat

BFF! (Best Friends Fingerless Gloves)

Webby Wrap

Notes from the Artist: Val Pascall

The “Unsinkable”

New Weave Belt

Whole Fleece Scarf with Lanolin

Sewn Beanie

Appendix - Interview You!


About the Author