7.28.2008

Inspirational book: Intertwined by Lexi Boeger

I am new to spinning. I am searching at my local bookstores for any

spinning related books. I happened upon this one to my surprise at

Joann's.

It is full of inspiration, and even if you don't try any of these spinning

ideas, beautiful to look at.

Pictures are great, and Pluckyfluff aka Lexi Boeger  covers it all. She does

briefly cover a "balanced yarn" but this book is about nontraditional spinning,

including everything from chenille, nubs, slubs, and cocoons to shredded paper

and ribbons.

Lexi recommends a drum carder and says, "I would rather have a drop spindle

and a drum carder than a fantastic wheel and commercial roving." I think

this tells you what kind of yarn you will see her produce.

Pluckyfluff  gives advice and permission for us to look at

everything, and think we could add it into our spinning, mistake? No such

thing.

There is also a large section devoted to patterns, both knit and crochet, felt

and woven.

Even if you don't buy this book, I urge you to pick it up and browse through

it, or check it out at your local library.

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9 comments:

  1. That looks like a beautiful and helpful book. I just received my first issue of Spin Off Magazine - but I'm a long way from taking the plunge.

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  2. Vicki, I've nominated you for an award. Please stop by later today when I have the post up and get the details. Happy spinning!

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  3. great photos. I don't do any spinning or such. Believe I'm too uncoordinated, but love the look of that yarn, that looks like dredlocks.

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  4. Looks like the kind of yarn that I would love to include in one of my knitted wraps.

    I think I would enjoy spinning, so down to earth. Just do not have the time to do everything I'd like to.

    ~Lily

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  5. Oooh, a drum carder ... wouldn't that be nice? This book sounds fantastic! And I didn't even think to check out my local library for books on spinning. That is an excellent idea. I'll have to run down there this afternoon.
    Thanks!

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  6. I had a lady teach me how to use the drop spindle a couple years ago but it didn't stick with me. Just as well, I've got enough on my plate with other projects. Looks like a great book. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Looks great, I'll have to check it out. I'd love to be able to spin yarn, too - maybe one day!

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  8. I kinda want this book now. I really like spinning and wish I had a drum carder.

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  9. Spooky, but this book just arrived here today, and it is fantastic. I am hooked on it already.
    Glad I didn't rush out an buy a carder as Lexi gives some important advice on types. I am only a beginner spinner but I am dying to do arty yarn straight away. I agree this book is such an inspiration.

    I have been writing about dyeing with walnuts and onlino skin on my blog.
    LibellulaGlass
    Josephine

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