Color In Spinning eBook

The highly popular Color in Spinning is now available in eBook format, exclusively here in the Spinning Daily Shop!
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Originally published in 2005, the highly popular Color in Spinning is now available in eBook format, exclusively here in the Spinning Daily Shop!

Written explicitly for the handspinner seeking new adventures in color, this comprehensive manual combines an accessible approach with technical savvy. With this eBook, you will learn all about color relationships and gain specific knowledge to apply that to your carding, combing, spinning, and plying.

Starting with the basics of the color/fiber relationship, Menz presents step-by-step photographed demonstrations of immersion dyeing, painting rovings, blending colors and fibers, multicolor combing techniques, and spinning and plying multicolored preparations.

Table of contents:

  • Chapter 1: Understanding color principles most useful to spinners
  • Chapter 2: Step-by-step immersion dyeing
  • Chapter 3: Painting rovings for multicolored yarns
  • Chapter 4: Blending colors and fibers with a drum carder
  • Chapter 5: Drum carding for multicolored yarns
  • Chapter 6: Producing multicolored yarn with combing techniques
  • Chapter 7: Spinning and plying multicolored preparations
  • Chapter 8: A gallery of finished pieces

Instantly download your copy of Color in Spinning today!

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU EP9702
Product Type eBook
Number Of Pages 240
File Type PDF
ISBN 13 9781632500441
Author/Designer Deb Menz
Technique Color, Dyeing, Carding Fiber
Customer Reviews (5)
I already have several of Deb Menz's DVD's and a couple of her articles, so was very pleased when this was offered as an e-book. My colour use tends to be intuitive rather than properly thought out, consequently it is sometimes rather limited and this book is helping me to understand that, although what I am doing works, I must push the boundaries and how to do it. It is also a great help in thoroughly understanding some of the concepts in her DVD's.
The only reason I have not given a five star rating is because the dyes she talks about are not available here in South Africa and, in any case, the way I dye is rather more casual, more like the way Rita Buchanan does it! I am not aiming for conformity and the ability to reproduce a colour - although I am very interested in knowing how, should I want to.
Finally, having her DVD's, when I read the book I can hear Deb's voice - it's very reassuring!
Review by Carol (Posted on 7/1/2016)
Deb Menz is the best
I have all of Deb Menz' videos and publications and highly recommend them all. Deb's enthusiasm is infectious and I've learned so much from her. Review by Desiree (Posted on 9/3/2015)
Excellent book, awkward to download
I think that Deb's book is the best work on color in spinning written to date. I use it as a teaching tool, but my hardcover copy is awkward to pack and carry, so I was very happy when it became available as an e-book. The sale price was reasonable, too.

That said, the PDF was extremely awkward to load onto my iPad, which is why I've lowered my rating. While I have no trouble downloading books from other sites, Interweave's format and process for download is slow, irritating and non-intuitive. Because of this, I am not sure if I will buy many Interweave e-book products in future.
Review by Deborah (Posted on 6/27/2015)
Very good
The author provides helpful information, with clear explanations and good illustrations. The book covers how to manage colour in various stages of the process from dyeing to fibre prep to actual spinning.

My only suggestion to the publishers is that they might wish to consider other formats for e-books; I find that PDF files take up a good bit of space and are a little more slow to navigate than ePub files.

That being said, this is a great reference and I'm very pleased to have it available for quick access on my tablet.
Review by Laurinda (Posted on 6/8/2015)
The Best!
This book is the best! Deb gives you step-by-step, detailed information with everything she talks about. She is there with you guiding you when you do something for the first time and gives lots of information if you have been working with fiber for a while and are trying to work out a problem. She does not hold back--she lets you know the things that she learned through experimentation and found out by lots of hours of work.
I was looking for this book for a reasonable price for a long time. The first week after I downloaded the book it saved me hours of work and experimenting. Thank you, Deb.
If you are looking for a book that explains acid dyeing, this is the book for you. If you are looking for information about blending colors and fibers during the carding process, this is the place to look.
Review by maggi (Posted on 9/11/2014)
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