When I crochet a
garment or accessory, I love having complete control of how my finished
piece will look. From the color to the fiber content to the yarn weight,
there are hundreds of yarn options. But you can take it a step farther
and spin your own yarn, creating a yarn with the perfect amount of twist
and ply direction. Here is Amy Clarke Moore, the editor of Spin-off, to tell us a little bit about their newest eBook, Spin-off Presents: Spinning for Crochet:
|Sunrise Moonset Vest by Lynne Vogel
Crocheting with Handspun
love to crochet with handspun yarn. Crochet and handspinning are
perfect partners-each brings out the best in the other. With crochet,
you can literally go in any direction-the loops can be formed in
straight organized lines or they can be piled on each other, building
amazing textures and shapes.
crochet, you can make big chunky cat baskets or intricate fine blouses
the color of sunsets and moonrises; you can make lacy bags to hold your
yarn while you work or tightly worked bags to hold your oil bottle.
||Crocheted Bag by Meta Thompson
you form the loops, you'll see that the possibilities are seemingly
endless-each creats more options, more directions you can go. The same
is true for handspinning-you choose your fiber, color, texture, and
gist. Do you want a fine soft cotton or lustrous wool with a touch of
silk? Do you want a thick, chaffy, bulky rope or a fine laceweight yarn?
Are you going to keep the natural brown or dye your fiber to reflect
the color of the heavens?
this choice, though, can get a little overwhelming. That's when it is
nice to have a little structure and guidance. This eBook provides just
that-a look at why spinning is so well paired with crochet and how to
use the elements of both to produce beautiful, functional pieces that
will inspire you for decades to come.
Spinning for Crochet
is full of fabulous projects, from lace and Bosnian crochet bags to
stunning garments, plus insightful tips for spinners of all experience
levels. John Yerkovich debates the best yarn for his Old World Crochet
Bags (shown below). And he has tried them all-singles, two-ply,
three-ply, Z- and S-plied yarns, as well as both millspun and handspun
yarns. His favorite, a handspun single with a fair amount of Z-twist.
you are already a spinner, want to learn to spin your own yarn, or just
want to learn more about handspun yarn while enjoying the innovative
projects, you will love this new eBook.
|Old World Crochet Bags by John Yerkovich
Download your copy of Spin-off Presents: Spinning for Crochet today and discover tips on creating your perfect crochet yarn while you explore nine crochet projects designed for handspun yarns.
P.S. Do you crochet with your own handspun yarn?