Practical Spinning: Rare Luxury Fibers Kit

Dive deep into the specific spinning techniques for rare luxury fibers, knitting and weaving rare fibers, and dying them once spun. Plus, in this kit, you'll receive bison, cashmere, and yak fibers to practice using your new-found knowledge!
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Practical Spinning: Rare Luxury Fibers


With her natural voice for story telling that is both engaging and informative, Judith MacKenzie discusses the history of each of a variety of wild downs - camel, musk ox, bison and yak – and not-so-wild, designer downs – cashmere, angora, vicuna, and pygora. She explains how they are used today, characteristics unique to each, and where to find them. She also dives deep into the specific spinning techniques for all of these fibers, knitting and weaving rare fibers, and dying them once spun. Plus, in this kit, you'll receive bison, cashmere, and yak fibers to practice using your new-found knowledge!


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Practical Spinner's Guide: Rare Luxury Fibers
Paperback

If you've been spinning for any length of time you know master spinner Judith MacKenzie and what an amazing instructor she is to the spinning community. In her book, The Practical Spinner's Guide: Rare Luxury Fibers, Judith shares insights into working with uncommon (but readily available) luxury downs in a comprehensive, yet practical, guide for today's spinners.


 Spinning Luxury Fibers with Judith MacKenzie

Spinning Luxury Fibers with Judith MacKenzie
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Spinners today have such an abundance of fiber choices, sometimes it’s hard to know where to begin – and to know how to handle these precious materials once you have them in your hands. In this extensive treatment of the best the fiber world has to offer, Master Spinner Judith MacKenzie shares what she’s learned from deep experience in both craft and industry, with a hands-on teaching style that will give you inspiration, confidence, and good results.

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Bison Fiber - .5oz
from Buffalo Wool Company

This is the purest, softest, finest pure American bison down, with the longest staple length possible. The fibers have been doubled scoured, and carefully dehaired removing all VM (vegtable matter) along with all guard hairs to bring you the softest buffalo fiber available. Only 4-6 oz of fiber is processed per animal making this a true treat to spin!

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Mongolian Cream Cashmere - 1oz
from Weaver Creek

This delicious fiber comes from goats raised by herders on the steppes of Mongolia. The cream color over-dyes magnificently but is beautiful in its natural color, as well. This is the beautifully soft downy undercoat that keeps the goats warm and will be a favorite for spinners and the final end consumer.

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Dark Brown Yak - 2oz
from Ashland Bay

The luxurious and exotic yak is beautiful to spin, felt,  and great for blending. Yak has a micron count of 15 - 18 and a staple length from 1 1/2 - 2 3/4 inches. This gorgeous dark brown yak will create a very warm garment.


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