The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp

The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp

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The Practical Spinner's Guide - Cotton, Flax, Hemp 

by Stephanie Gaustad

From the publisher: 

A one-stop guide to preparing and spinning cotton, flax, and hemp!

Over the last few years, focusing on specific types of fiber or spinning techniques has become more and more popular. In The Practical Spinner's Guide: Cotton, Flax, Hemp, author Stephenie Gaustad offers a detailed overview of each plant, the fiber it produces, and how to properly prepare, spin, and finish yarns made from each fiber.

Cotton, flax, and hemp behave very differently from wool, and special handling is required. Stephenie discusses how each fiber behaves and how best to work with them, specifically touching on trouble spots such as drafting and adding twist. She also covers finishing yarnsâ€"cleaning, setting twist, and plying--as well as what dye processes are best for adding color. Finally, she includes a discussion of spinning for both knitting and weaving, covering fabric properties of each fiber, and what spinners need to take into account when using the yarn in a subsequent project.

You might be wondering what the heck Lot-1 means when you're shoppin' for yarn on STASH online.

We've created our own lot system to make sure that you know all your yarn is coming from the same dyelot when shopping online. Pretty cool, hey? 

Be sure to check all the lots to make sure you get enough yarn in the colour you need! This also means that if you run out of yarn mid sleeve, you can check your order receipt to find out which lot you bought and get another skein that matches your dyelot. Juuuuust in case you lose the ball band. ;) 

Please note that the STASH online inventory and the inventory at our retail store may vary. Please contact us if you're looking for something specific in store or online. 

Wondering how much yarn you need? Curious about safety skeins? Yarn weights? Check out our FAQ for help!

STASH does our best to accurately represent all products and colourways - please note that dye lots often vary, and colours may appear different between devices. 

STASH's Lot System

You might be wondering what the heck Lot-1 means when you're shoppin' for yarn on STASH online.

We've created our own lot system to make sure that you know all your yarn is coming from the same dyelot when shopping online. Pretty cool, hey? 

Be sure to check all the lots to make sure you get enough yarn in the colour you need! This also means that if you run out of yarn mid sleeve, you can check your order receipt to find out which lot you bought and get another skein that matches your dyelot. Juuuuust in case you lose the ball band. ;) 

Need help?

Please note that the STASH online inventory and the inventory at our retail store may vary. Please contact us if you're looking for something specific in store or online. 

Wondering how much yarn you need? Curious about safety skeins? Yarn weights? Check out our FAQ for help!

STASH does our best to accurately represent all products and colourways - please note that dye lots often vary, and colours may appear different between devices.