Spinning the New Fibers DVD

Learn about spinning new fibers, including soy, bamboo, banana and steel!
SKU: 14SP14
$29.99
Please, log in or register to or .

Free Shipping on US orders over $50

Details
Details

What are you spinning right now?   Bet it’s not bananas…or steel.   But did you know those materials can create some great fiber for spinning?   The textile industry is inventing new fibers at an astonishing rate. Many of these are based on recycled waste materials (yep, recycled, which means they are eco-friendly): tofu liquid, banana plants, sugar cane stalks, and more.   The results are often finer and softer than their natural counterparts (silk, cashmere, cotton), and gentler on the environment. But even if the idea of “synthetics” makes you itch, you’ll want to know about these new offerings – how you can identify them, blend them, dye them, spin them, and use them. Or just toss off fascinating facts for party conversation. Throw this fun trivia out there and everyone will be impressed: “Did you know you can knit mittens out of stainless steel and wool, and wear them while you swipe your smart phone?" They will be even more impressed when you tell them that you can make that stainless steel yarn.   Patsy Zawistoski has researched a wide range of these fibers in depth, and has used them to spin up beautiful and useful yarns. Now, you will get all her great knowledge in this 98-minute video workshop. She’ll show you:

  • How to identify mystery fibers with a simple burn test without setting your hair on fire
  • What to look for in a spinner’s market, and why you should buy it now (because it probably won’t be there later)
  • How to spin a garment that will protect you from evil rays
  • How to spin glow-in-the-dark yarn
  • And oh, much more

Break away from the traditional and take an adventure with these new fibers!

If you’re purely committed to the good old standbys of wool, silk, cotton, flax, and all their relatives, that’s okay! But open your mind to learning about this brave new world. It’s full of surprises. Order or instantly download your copy of Spinning the New Fibers today!

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU 14SP14
Product Type DVD
Author/Designer Patsy Zawistoski
ISBN 13 9781620339619
Reviews
Customer Reviews (2)
Wrong Title - Not about Spinning
I am very interested in all fibers but I fell a sleep in this video, took me a couple of times to get through it, kept waiting for it to get to the spinning but it never did. She gave infomation about different fibers but only spun one type of fiber. Should be titled Lecture on fiber identification using the burn test and our FTC regarding fibers. Dissappointed. Review by Debra (Posted on 11/1/2015)
Not as title would indicate
Interesting info about many fibers but almost no actual spinning demos. She spun one bit of novelty yarn only. Review by Marty (Posted on 9/17/2015)
Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please,

Fulfillment Info

Shipping Options
For United States customers:

 

Ground: $4.95 flat rate. Free shipping on orders over $50
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2-8 business days. Includes tracking information.

 

2nd Day Air: $19.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 2 business days; no P.O. boxes. 2nd Day shipping includes tracking information.

 

Next Day Air: $49.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is 1 business day; no P.O. boxes. Next Day shipping includes tracking information.


For International customers:

  • Shipping Method —All orders are sent via Airmail. Please allow 4-6 weeks for your order to arrive.
  • Tracking information is not available for International orders at this time.


International Air Printed Matter: $6.95
Estimated total shipping time (not including order processing time) is dependent on final destination. For Canada, the estimated shipping time is 2-4 weeks. For other International Countries please allow for an estimated shipping time of 4-6 weeks.


 

Digital Product Download
When you purchase a downloadable item from our store, you have unlimited access to your purchase and can download it as many times and as often as needed. To access and save your download please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Downloadable Products” *If you have purchased an online course, click "My Courses"
  5. Underneath the Product title will be the download link, click the link to view the PDF or Video
  6. To save your purchases to your computer please do the following:
    *PC Users: Right click on the download link, select “Save Link As” (Firefox, Chrome) or “Save Target As” (Internet Explorer)
    *MAC Users: Hold the Ctrl button while clicking on the download link and select the option “Download Linked File As” (Safari)
  7. Save the download(s) to your “Desktop,” “My documents” or other favorite folder. Click “Save”

If you are having trouble opening your download, we recommend using the latest version of Adobe Reader for eBooks, digital magazine issues and patterns/projects. Get it here for free: https://get.adobe.com/reader

 

For videos, we recommend using VLC Player. Here is the link to access VLC download for free: http://www.videolan.org


 

Digital Courses and Streaming Video

If you have purchased an on-demand courses or video you can access your product immediately by following the directions below. If you have purchased course with a start date you can still access it by following the directions below but may be limited to what you can access until the course starts at the date that was described in the details section of the product you purchased. 

  1. Click on “Sign Up/Sign In” at the top right corner on this website. 
  2. Sign in with your email and password
  3. Click “Welcome, (your name)!” in the upper right corner
  4. On the left side of the screen click on “My Courses”
  5. Click the button to the right of the Product Title labeled "Go To Course”
  6. This will open the course and video platform and place you in the dashboard. 
  7. Under My Courses or My Videos you should see your recent purchase. 
  8. Click the Start Course or Start Video button to the right to access your product.