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Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution) Hardcover – 1 Feb 2008

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers Inc (1 Feb. 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592533744
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592533749
  • Product Dimensions: 24.1 x 2.4 x 24.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 600,341 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Boeger, Lexi. "Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning". Quarry Bks: Indiana Univ. 2008. c.304p. Illus. ISBN 978-159253-374-9. $29.99. Fiber Crafts. Boeger (founder, Pluckyfluff.com), who creates and sells handspun luxury yarns as pop-culture objects, introduced readers to her quirky style of handspinning in her 2005 book, Handspun Revolution. In this richly illustrated coffee-table follow-up, she expands on her earlier ideas, also including 30 different techniques for spinning novelty yarns. These techniques range from the familiar (spinning thick 'n' thin yarn) to the bizarre (making yarn from shredded paper) and are accompanied by projects utilizing the yarns, a journal illustrating Boeger's creative process, and profiles of other yarn artisans. Experienced handspinners with a creative bent will find a wealth of ideas and inspiration in this book that blurs the line between craft and art. Recommended for academic textile collections and large public libraries. "--Library Journal April 2008"

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Lexi Boeger is the founder of Pluckyfluff.com, an Internet-based forum for unusual handspun yarns and fibre art. She is the innovator of highly original new techniques in handspinning and is carving a place for handspun yarn in the realm of pop culture. She lives in Placerville, CA.

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The dramatic changes in how yarns are spun is creating some shifts and rifts within the handspinning community, and as a result, the craft of handspinning is experiencing some growing pains. Read the first page
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Fantastic artwork which is quite inspiring on its own. The techniques are quite well explained, though at times it does seem you need three pairs of hands! Not sure about all of the fibres suggested - wire and audio cassette tape is a bit far out and I can't see I would ever need a yarn made of that! But there was still plenty to encourage you to have a go at something other than 2ply. I personally intend to try and replicate some of my favorite yarns using this book to show me how to incorporate all the fibres required. What would be handy is a follow up book with more patterns.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ribbons Monroe on 15 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book after spending hours on the internet drooling over 'art yarns' I saw on blogs and on Etsy...
'Intertwined' gives you eye-candy page after page of beautiful revolutionary yarn acommpanied by detailed 'recipes' on how to make them for yourself.
Even if you don't follow Lexi's instructions, this book is a must have just for the photography and colours!
Also- its a lovely chunky book, one that you will get out time and time again to flick through for inspiration.
It is one of my favourties!!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By H. B. Hosegoood TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 10 Feb. 2009
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This is not a knitter's book, it's a spinner's book for people who also knit, crochet or weave, and the kind of book I could imagine an art or design student loving. I'm not talking conventional spinning here - it's assumed that you can already do that. This is for creative people who want that little bit more out of spinning, and shows that if you thought spinning was for staid old grannies, think again. If you ever wanted to try spinning unusual materials into your yarn, or to get a thick-and-thin yarn, for example, you'll find excellent information here. I never knew there were so many ways of spinning and so many effects you could achieve before and I certainly never considered incorporating cassette tape or some of the other unusual materials covered. I can't say I'd use cassette tape even now, but I will be more adventurous about combining quite different materials such as mohair fibre and novelty thread and I am certainly inspired to use a whole load more colours in a single yarn. The many different yarns are explained fully and there are some mouth-watering photos too, but it is a definite love it or hate it book and if you like the conventional then don't consider buying it.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Denny S. Abeykoon VINE VOICE on 25 Sept. 2008
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Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)

The yarns in this book are so scrumptious it's like the all you can eat yarn buffet. It's the yarn book for artists, encouraging artistic expression through it's use of varied fibres & notions that are creatively spun into the yarns. There are instructions for making yarns. You want to start spinning right away ( and I haven't even learn't how to spin yet!) coz the yarns are so colourful they jump right off the page & along with the patterns they are of a I just have to have it NOW! quality. Beautifully photographed, a lovely outer edge bound in pink material makes the book look classy making it a lovely quality present. It's a fantastic book one of my favourites!.
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I brought this book for my sister as she is really into spinning and weraving etc, but looking through it I was really impressed. There are some really creative projects in it definately not your usual tame crafty book. Quite hippyish buit really lovely ideas. Some are a bit too off the wall for even my hippy sister like spinning with casette tapes but there are loads and loads of things I know she will love and the photographs of finished products and illustrations make the book a lovely read. Highly reccomended.
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