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Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning

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Intertwined is an inspirational handbook for yarn lovers everywhere, created in an eye-popping, showcase style and packed with sparkling, full-color photos. This book will be a delight to the enthusiastic fiber crowd that is growing by leaps and bounds. It captures all the excitement of experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas ...more
Hardcover, 304 pages
Published February 1st 2008 by Quarry Books
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Kendal
Nov 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Love this book. I have spent at least a couple of hours just staring at the photographs alone. This book has expanded my sense of what is possible to spin and expanded my collection of raw materials to include fabric scraps, feathers, and silk flowers.
Siobhan
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: craft
This books is soooo cute and has some brilliant ideas. Absolutely adored the little skull beads, creative spinning ideas, her insightful personal commentary on her own spinning, knitting and crochet, and all the quirky patterns. I know what I'm doing this holidays!(in between reading, of course.) BACK TO SPINNING FOR ME!
Velma
Oct 02, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: spinners, knitters, & other fiber artists
Shelves: non-fiction, art
Lexi Boeger is the reason I started spinning, & this book is a must-have if you are looking for recipes or inspiration for making think-outside-the-box yarn. Recipes & inspiration abound, with stunning color photos, patterns, & just plain beauty.
Christine
Nov 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
This is an author with revolutionary theories on handspinning, as well as a bent toward political agendas. I really enjoyed reading this book, it was completely hilarious. I really enjoyed how serious this author was with her revolutionary and artistic ideas toward spinning. I had just finished the book, Spin Control, how to spin with a purpose to get the yarn you want/need for a project, so this book talking about letting the fiber tell you what it wants to be, is quite the change. This book ac ...more
Diane
Mar 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A follow-up to the popular book, "Pluckyfluff: Handspun Revolution", this book contains artists' reflections on the evolving and highly crative art of handspinning.

Recipes for spinning non-traditional yarns, journal entries illustrating experimental creations, tips on working with unusual yarns and a photo gallery of handspun yarns.

A book that inspires spinners to expand their horizons beyond wool and cotton.
Parrotfeathers
Aug 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this is porn for spinners. or maybe just for new spinners like me that are immature and easily bored with the idea of skinny itty bitty 2 ply of the same color and fiber. ;) i'm not much for color exploration but i can't get enough when it comes to texture. my drop spindle turned from a 20 dollar toy to practice drafting to an infinitely invaluable investment.
the ideas i can get from this just never end!
Kristine
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: knitting, spinning
I may be too left-brained to appreciate all of it, but it is very pretty (shiny!)

some really bizarre things. i was pleased to see seattle's spincycle yarns featured in a few patterns, a hat and poncho.
Maria
Jan 03, 2016 marked it as read-partial
Shelves: 4-craft
A good book for inspiration and techniques for spinning your own yarn using traditional and non-traditional materials (include paper and cassette tape). Handspun yarn projects including knitting, crochet, weaving, and sewing. Whatever you make will be one of a kind.
Shannon
Jul 19, 2009 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Spinners
This was a fascinating book. Fascinating to look at. The thing is, with each page I said, sometimes out loud "I will never spin this yarn. This is too odd." That said, if you think of it as an art book, not a tutorial, it's very pretty.
Sharon
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Awesome. This is the most fantastic spinning book I have ever read. It goes deep into techniques and has examples of yarns and finished objects. No bullshit dialog makes it a good read in addition to being a learning tool.
Martine
Aug 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: spin
Essential book for art yarns and even better if you have the opportunity to take camp pluckfluff!
Cayenne
May 02, 2009 rated it really liked it
Incredible! I had no idea you could do so many fascinating things with a drum carder and a spinning wheel.
Grayson
Apr 28, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: genre-crafting
Most of the yarns seem a little ridiculous, but then I'm not an art yarn fan.
Lalaknits
Jul 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Love the Spincycle scarf in here. Book is reviewed on episode 10 of theknitgirllls
Desirea
Jul 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: yarrrn
This was the book that helped me realize my instant attraction to spinning wasn't completely nuts.
Dan
Jan 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
absolutely a wonderful book with great ideas and projects .. a must have
Laurie Traverse
Dec 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Anyone who spins yarn
Excellent information on how to spin your own 'art' yarns using all kinds of textiles - some that you wouldn't imagine using in yarn!
Darla
Feb 07, 2009 marked it as to-read
Shelves: needlearts
I checked this out from the library but I don't have time to do any of the projects (which look fabulous!).
Lesley
Jan 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
Total crap - that is what this book is. A huge disappointment. I will have to get rid of it so that it doesn't glare at me telling me what a waste of money it was. TOTAL CRAP!
Beth
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A must for handspinners everywhere.
Dora
Mar 07, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was interesting in a way. I guess making yarn out of tape and garbage bags is not my kind of thing. As art, it was interesting. From a practical point of view, a waste of time.
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