Get More Spun: Spinning to Knit Large Projects with Abby Franquemont
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Do you want to make a lot of yarn?
Have you dreamed of spinning your own yarn for a large project such as a sweater, but didn’t know where to start? Does the dream of making thousands of yards of yarn sound like a goal that’s beyond your spinning skills? Join internationally acclaimed handspinning teacher Abby Franquemont as she takes the mystery out of the process for you, shares tips and techniques for staying on track, and gives you the confidence you need to tackle spinning for big projects.
In this spinning video you’ll learn to:
- Estimate the amount of fiber (and time!) you’ll need to reach your goal
- Make the right yarn for your pattern
- Set up your wheel and spinning area for comfort and speed
- Maintain a consistent yarn over the length of a project
Spinning for a project is something spinners at any skill level—even those with just a few weeks’ experience—can achieve. Get started today and you’ll have a handspun project before you know it!
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About the Host:
Abby Franquemont, author of the bestselling spinning book Respect The Spindle, has been steeped in the fiber arts since birth. Her videos Respect the Spindle and Drafting: The Long and Short Of It are available from Interweave. She teaches spinning around the world and lives with her family in Ohio.
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- Abby is one of the best
- When I saw the release of this dvd I had to buy it. Abby never disappoints and as I love spinning for larger projects this was just what I needed. Definitely add this did to your collection. (Posted on 1/23/2016)
- Encouraging and easy to follow
- Abby is a great teacher. Her very down-to-earth approach to a huge project makes it look easy. Her suggestions, methods and approach are encouraging and helpful, without giving the impression that hers is the only right way to do it. I'm very glad this video exists. (Posted on 12/24/2015)
- great video to get
- this was a great video. It has very easy things to get you started on that big project and things I didn't know about as you go along that big long road Thanks (Posted on 11/23/2015)
- Great instructive video
Well done, clear concise and very informative. I have been wanting to start a large project for some time now and have been hesitant as how to go about it. Now I'm feeling confident I can make the yarn I want.
I learned a lot from her tips as well. Will be buying more of her videos soon. (Posted on 11/2/2015)
- well, abby has done it again...great video about creating yarn for a bigger project...clear, concise and understandable...thanks, abby! (Posted on 10/21/2015)