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Handspun: New Spins on Traditional Techniques [Paperback]

Lexi Boeger
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Book Description

1 Feb 2012

Handspun contains a collection of never-before-published spinning techniques along with interesting, creative, hip projects. This book satisfies fans of the author’s first two books in their desire for new materials. As Intertwined becomes more well-known, these handspun styles are flooding the internet craft community. Handspun offers fresh, new, and exciting material for these spinners to move on to. Where Handspun Revolution, the author’s first book, was the spark that ignited the genre of Art-yarn, and Intertwined is considered the bible of creative spinning, Handspun builds upon the now common knowledge of novelty spinning, digging deeper into the traditional underbelly of spinning, not as a means to teach traditional techniques, but rather as a way of turning very traditional forms inside out: Using time-tested techniques to deliver cutting-edge forms. This book also covers fiber-preparation processes, from scouring raw fleece to several carding techniques.


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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Quarry (1 Feb 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592537626
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592537624
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 21.2 x 1.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 388,183 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The recipient of a bachelor’s degree in fine art from UC Davis, author Lexi Boeger is the founder of Pluckyfluff.com, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fiber art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving out a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very inspiring 27 July 2013
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I really want to learn more in my hand spinning and love how this book covers so many things. From processing a fleece to different spinning techniques this book is great.

I also love the projects at the end, they show off the yarn so well
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inventive 16 Mar 2012
By K. Platt TOP 50 REVIEWER
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Following on from Intertwined, this book has beautiful examples of techniques for spinning yarns. There have been at least two other spinning books recently, however I feel this one has the edge because it contains good projects. Includes fibre preparation - even crazy carding, fabulous yarns that any yarnie would die for, features spinners and projects. Twists, tails, core spinning and more. Great photos, great content that should be in every spinner's hands. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Hmmmmm 6 May 2014
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One minute I like this, the next minute I'm not too sure. I will learn something new from this book, but not what I was expecting.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Style over substance 13 Dec 2013
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Pretty pictures of skinny models wearing stuff I wouldn't give house room to.
There is nothing in this book that I would like to make. Awful fingerless gloves in bumpy wool. Holey shawls, a furry collar for a man's jacket.
The author recommends a drum carder but gives no picture or idea of how to use one. The yarns look nice but clearly are unusable.
A big disappointment. I wanted to be inspired.
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Amazon.com: 4.8 out of 5 stars  12 reviews
17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars New Spins and ReSpins 6 Feb 2012
By YfkeLeeuwarden - Published on Amazon.com
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If you are looking for some new spinning techniques this book has some new ideas. It builds on the techniques found in the previous book by Boeger called, "Intertwined" by adding some twists on the techniques in that book. Handwoven is full of "how to" details with great photography and illustrations.

I admit I was a bit disappointed seeing several sections from the Intertwined book were printed in "Handwoven" with the same exact photos. Upon closer inspection, I saw the reprinted sections do offer more tips on spinning that yarn and expanded techniques were added (great indepth details for "how to")...but they could have at least changed the photos! I am sure Lexi Boeger has mounds of beautiful yarns laying around to show off!

Handspun is full of beautiful photos and lots of tips and techniques. I recommend this book to anyone wanting to spin art yarns! It is an EXCELLENT addition to my library.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars inventive 16 Mar 2012
By K. Platt - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
Following on from Intertwined, this book has beautiful examples of techniques for spinning yarns. There have been at least two other spinning books recently, however I feel this one has the edge because it contains good projects. Includes fibre preparation - even crazy carding, fabulous yarns that any yarnie would die for, features spinners and projects. Twists, tails, core spinning and more. Great photos, great content that should be in every spinner's hands. This review first appeared on yarnsandfabrics website.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Guide for all those cool art yarns 3 Feb 2012
By Carrie - Published on Amazon.com
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This is a great how-to for making awesome art yarns. From basic corespinning to advanced cabling and combining techniques, this is a great guide for creating your own works of art. It's easy to understand with great photos. I like how it included finished products, both for art yarns and for other fibers.

If you've ever looked at a crazy beehive yarn and wondered how the heck it was made, this is the book for you!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice library addition for art/textured yarn spinners 8 Mar 2013
By Chandra Rogers - Published on Amazon.com
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I think this is a good book for people interested in art and textured yarn creation. There are books out there that are more instructional, but the photographs are fantastic and the interviews with other spinners is helpful. Sometimes it's not so much technique from other spinners that helps you learn more, it can be attitude and approach. For me, the attitude and approach were the selling points.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful photos, great ideas 7 May 2013
By Jean - Published on Amazon.com
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Being new to spinning, these photos got me really thinking about the opportunities available. This is a very nice and well photographed book. A treasure.
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