The Practical Spinner's Guide to Silk
Author: Sara Lamb
Targeted at spinners, weavers, and knitters, this book details every process of silk in the fiber arts. Learn how different varieties of silk can be utilized, and how to maximize the gorgeous sheen and luster of this fiber for the ultimate in luxury.
Detailed, full-color pictures and clear instructions guide you through various spinning techniques (both on the wheel and drop spindle), carding your silk both solo and with additives for fun textures, and how to dye your resulting yarns (immersion dyeing, painting, natural and solar dyeing are all featured).
A large chapter is dedicated to uses for your handspun silk yarns, and there's a detailed project gallery and glossary to inform and inspire your creativity. A must for anyone new to silk spinning or ready to learn more about this most ancient of luxury fibers.
- Series: The Practical Spinner's Guide
- Paperback: 136 pages
- Publisher: Interweave (July 5, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1596686804
- ISBN-13: 978-1596686809
- Product Dimensions: 8.2 x 0.5 x 8.8 inches