Respect the Spindle
by Abby Franquemont
In Respect the Spindle: The Video, veteran spinner and spindle aficionado Abby Franquemont shows spinners old and new how to create volumes of incredible yarn with this amazing yet simple tool.
• How spinning works and how to spin on a simple stick
• How to make a functional spindle out of almost anything
• How to spin a lot of excellent yarn in an amazingly short time
• How to manage the yarn supply, to ply efficiently, and to finish appropriately
The result? Spinning will become your take-along, anytime, anywhere craft. You won’t want to leave home without it.
with Nilda Callanaupa Alvarez
Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, a native of Peru, has become known in her own country and throughout the world as a champion for traditional Andean textiles. With the simplest of tools, Andean spinners create yarn for their exquisite knitted and woven textiles with awe-inspiring skill and speed. In this spinning video, Nilda introduces us to the spinning techniques and traditions of the Andes, from fiber preparation to finishing.