Jo, the author of the excellent Ashford Book of Carding, has twenty-seven years of spinning experience and will show you how to spin from the beginning through to advanced techniques. Includes five easy projects to use your handspun yarn.
Anne sets out to teach you to spin from scratch, with a number of projects given throughout the book for weaving and knitting, even cross-stitch with your handspun.
The book is aimed at the novice with all bases covered and Anne Field succeeds in her aim to cover the variety of yarns that you can spin and their uses.
A little instruction and lots of pure inspiration for any spinner. The words themselves are often beautiful and inspiring and the colours really make this book a joy. It is a book for dipping into when life feels dull or when the spinners' equivalent of writers' block strikes!
The Ashford Book of Needle Felting - Barbara Allen
Barbara Allen explains and illustrates all the techniques, materials and equipment needed to make figures, beautiful flowers and scenes, striking jewellery and embellishments all in flat or sculpted felt. There are projects for beginners through to skilled felters and each project builds on the knowledge gained.
The Ashford book of Dyeing, Ann Milner, is a comprehensive introduction to dyes and the wonderful world of colour. There are detailed explanations of dyes and recipes for their use. Whether you are a spinner, weaver, knitter or textile artist, novice or more advanced in your craft, there will be something in this book to extend your ideas.