Intertwined

Intertwined is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photos.
This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns (whether you spin them or buy them at yarn boutiques), and a gallery of handmade creations. The book also features profiles, anecdotes, essays, and thoughts on fiber arts and the creative process. Contributors range from Alpaca farmers and cutting-edge spinners to well-known knitwear designers.

Laura’s Review: This book is a real Wow! If you want some inspiration for your handspinning, this is it. The book is not for beginners, but if you have a good grasp of how to make a consistent traditional yarn and you know how to ply, you have the basics for branching out into some of the ideas in the book. For traditionalists, many–actually, most—of the yarns shown will be a little far out. But even a traditionalist can get some ideas that show just how fiber can be spun to create many different effects. The photos are great and the instructions are clear and give you the confidence to try out some of the techniques. This book is a good one for your library if you like to experiment or break out from the ordinary. The book is also newly published in 2008, but is available on Amazon now.

posted by laura in Books,Spinning