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  Book - The Spinner's Companion



 
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This is a quick reference guide that both beginning and experienced spinners will use to look up common spinning terms, find out how to maintain their wheels, and learn how to process fiber and spin yarn. The fourth book in the bestselling Companion series (with over 100,000 copies in print), this handy spiral-bound offering is an authoritative tool that spinners will want to keep beside their wheel or with their handspindle at all times.
Features
  • Table Of Contents:
  • Spinning Wheels
  • Parts of the Wheel
  • Saxony-style Wheel
  • Flyer Wheel
  • Spindle Wheel
  • Wheel Mechanics and Troubleshooting
  • Ratio
  • Diagnosing Wheel Problems
  • Lubrication
  • Spindles
  • Drop Spindles
  • Supported Spindles
  • Portable Distaffs
  • Fiber Types and Characteristics
  • Protein (Animal) Fibers
  • Wool
  • Wool Counts
  • A Comparison of Selected Wool Types
  • Choosing a Fleece
  • Some Other Protein Fibers
  • Camelid Fibers
  • Goat Fibers
  • Other Fibers
  • Silk
  • Silk Forms
  • Cellulose (Plant) Fibers
  • Seed Fibers
  • Cotton Breeds
  • Cotton Grading
  • Other Seed Fibers
  • Bast Fibers
  • Flax
  • Some Other Bast Fibers
  • Leaf Fibers
  • Man-Made Fibers
  • Fiber Characteristics
  • Fiber Preparation
  • Sorting Wool
  • Scouring (Washing) Wool
  • Washing Other Fibers
  • Aligning Fibers
  • Preparing Wool and Similar Animal Fibers
  • Teasing (Picking)
  • Carding
  • Combing
  • Pulling off Sliver
  • Cotton Preparation
  • Preparing Flax
  • Preparing Silk Mawata
  • Conditioning Fiber
  • Prepared Fiber Forms
  • Wool
  • Silk
  • Short Protein Fiber
  • Cotton
  • Flax
  • Other Fibers
  • Variegated Fibers
  • Drafting
  • Drafting and Spinning Methods
  • Short Draw
  • Long Draw
  • Spinning from the Fold
  • When Your Fiber Won't Draft
  • Woolen vs. Worsted
  • If Your Yarn is Irregular
  • Spinning Fine Yarn
  • Techniques For Spinning Fine Yarns
  • Finding a Lost for Buried Ends
  • Preventing Lost and Buried Ends
  • Twist, Grist, and Other Measurements
  • Twist
  • Spinning Singles
  • Measuring Twist
  • Removing Excess Twist from Over-twisted Yarn
  • Twist Angle
  • Grist
  • Comparing yarns
  • Twists per Inch
  • Characteristics of Some Commercial Yarns
  • Plying
  • How Much Twist?
  • Testing for a Balanced Ply
  • Plying with Two or More Singles
  • Plying from a Center-Pull Ball
  • Plying from a Lazy Kate
  • Navajo Ply
  • Novelty Yarns
  • Basic Novelty Plies
  • Finishing Yarn
  • Winding a Skein
  • Tying a Skein
  • Twisting a Skein
  • Center-Pull Balls
  • Setting Twist
  • Washing Yarn
  • Steaming
  • Warp Sizing
  • Sizing Recipes
  • For Wool
  • For Cotton or Fine Protein Fibers
  • For Silk
  • For Linen
  • Pest Problems and Storage
  • Mildew
  • Bacteria
  • Insects
  • Incidental Damage
  • Direct Damage
  • Detecting Insect Infestations
  • Remedies
  • Chemical Controls
  • Natural Controls
  • Biological Control
  • Herbal Controls
  • Prevention
  • Storage
  • Susceptibility of Fibers to Damage
  • When It Hurts to Spin
  • Selected Bibliography
  • Resources and Associations
  • Index


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