Spinning Designer Yarns

Diane Varney is an author and artist of many talents including spinning, painting, and jewellery and pottery making. Her current artistic focus is on colourful dinnerware. She divides her time between homes in Baja California, Mexico, and the San Francisco area. Few things are as satisfying as creating the perfect yarn for a special project. This book, first published by Interweave Press in 1987, leads the new or intermediate spinner gently into the world of super-soft luxery fibres, textured effects, and the dyepots miracles. Learn to apply dye to fibres in new and exiting ways; predict how novelty yarns will look in finished fabrics; blend fibres for colour and texture effects; and spin single and plied yarns that will put more zip in your spinning, knitting and crocheting.