By Stephenie Gaustad
A one-stop advisor to getting ready and spinning cotton, flax, and hemp!
over the past few years, targeting particular forms of fiber or spinning thoughts has develop into increasingly more well known. In The useful Spinner's consultant: Cotton, Flax, Hemp, writer Stephenie Gaustad deals a close evaluation of every plant, the fiber it produces, and the way to correctly arrange, spin, and end yarns made of every one fiber.
Cotton, flax, and hemp behave very another way from wool, and precise dealing with is needed. Stephenie discusses how every one fiber behaves and the way most sensible to paintings with them, in particular referring to hassle spots akin to drafting and including twist. She additionally covers completing yarns–cleaning, atmosphere twist, and plying--as good as what dye strategies are most sensible for including colour. eventually, she contains a dialogue of spinning for either knitting and weaving, overlaying textile houses of every fiber, and what spinners have to bear in mind whilst utilizing the yarn in a next project.