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Spinning Daily’s free eBooks are great resources for anyone who is ready to explore the wonders of making their own yarn, but isn’t sure where to start. Spinning experts dive into the art of processing wool, spinning on a hand spindle, how to make your own drop spindle, secrets to easily manage yarn, plying on a spindle, how to tie a skein, and how to spin cotton, silk, wool, among other techniques and skills, among many other techniques.
The free eBooks can be downloaded online: http://www.SpinningDaily.com/
Knitting Scarf Patterns
The beautiful imperfections of a homespun yarn are lovely reminders of the fiber process and the natural world we live in. The experience of making knitting wool and finding the perfect knitting instructions for knitting wool scarves is an uplifting journey for experienced knitters and beginners alike. Free Knitting Patterns for Homespun Yarn: Three Knitting Scarf Patterns includes knitting instructions that will keep the spinning lover busy with incredible knitting stitches and hand knitting patterns.
Drop Spindle Spinning
Starting out on a hand spindle is a great way to master the craft with a minimum of expense and equipment. Drop spindles are ancient tools that were a necessity in colonial America and are still used in parts of the world to produce thread and yarn. For someone picking up a spindle for the first time, it’s important to know the difference in spindle whorls and why they matter. This eBook covers the drop spinning process from expert spinners.
Introduction to Spinning Wheels
Learning to spin on a spinning wheel is tricky and requires a lot of multitasking. One hand pinches, one hand pulls, and feet pump the treadle. This is why Spinning Daily has put together this free eBook dedicated to spinning wheels. Learning each step in the spinning process before putting them together will make spinning easier. Spinning experts explain the process with this free guide about the art of spinning and plying yarn on a spinning wheel.
Silk is one of the luxury fibers that new spinners are likely to try first after they've mastered wool—it is so seductively beautiful with its incredible luster and ability to take color. But spinning silk is a little tricky and it is really nice to have a couple expert spinners' advice and tips. That's exactly why the Spinning Daily team has developed this free guide to spinning silk fibers. These fascinating pages offer essential silk spinning techniques and instruction for four free projects using silk fiber for knitting, weaving, crochet, and embroidery.
The free eBook is entirely dedicated to taking the spinner's perspective on wool by looking at three sheep breeds (the ubiquitous Border Leicester, the Wensleydale longwool and the rare-breed Jacob), studying the texture and colors of their fibers, and explaining how to prepare the wool for spinning. Along with intriguing stories and fun facts, each type of wool is also presented with a beautiful project.
Spinners by nature like to make things from scratch. Making their own fabric isn’t enough so they start making their own yarn—and many of them even begin the exciting journey of processing their own fibers. This free eBook is entirely dedicated to the art of wool processing. These instructions on how to wash wool, how to card wool, and how to comb wool should make the process of preparing raw wool for spinning easy and fun.
Cotton is an amazing fiber—growing in hot climates and emerging from beautiful flowers on spindly bushes and trees—cotton fibers are great for keeping us cool and dry when it is hot and humid out. Cotton really is the fabric of our lives—but for handspinners, spinning cotton can be a bit intimidating. That is why the experts at Spinning Daily have developed this free guide to spinning cotton. This free eBook offers essential cotton spinning techniques and instruction for five free projects using natural-colored cotton yarn.
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