Mid Island Weavers and Spinners (and other fibre enthusiasts) Guild
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
There is a You tube sample as well.
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Vicki says, "Splicing forms an invisible join that can be used anywhere in a row. It secures the two yarns together without adding bulk or know, is easy to accomplish, and eliminates the need to work in ends."
Here's Vicki to demonstrate the yarn-splicing technique for you:
This splicing method works on wool, llama, or alpaca yarns—basically on any yarn that will felt a little bit. So some of the blends will work, too. If you're working with a blend, you'll have to try splicing it to see if it'll work well.
Spinning Luxury Fiber DVD
Spinners today have such an abundance of fiber choices, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin – and to know how to handle these precious materials once you have them in your hands. In this extensive treatment of the best the fiber world has to offer, Master Spinner Judith MacKenzie shares what she’s learned from deep experience in both craft and industry, with a hands-on teaching style that will give you inspiration, confidence, and good results.
This three-disk set covers:
- Silk, from cocoon to top to noil to magnificent blends
- Alpaca, both huaycaya and suri
You’ll learn how to prepare each fiber, how to spin it, how to finish your yarn, and the fascinating history and lore of each.