Where's the picture on page 8 in Spindling: The Basics?

Oops! At least the last 20 copies of Spindling: The Basics have been missing this picture. You might want to check your copy and see if it was "hit" by this too.

My apologies -- the test copy from the printer had all pictures in it!

Here's the missing picture:

As you can see, it's about joins -- for those of you who don't have the book, here's the point the picture illustrates:

When you are making a join, have at least one-and-a-half times the staple length (length of individual fibers) of the spun end unspun, loose and opened up. Take your fiber supply and draft out a similar length. Overlapping these two, draft them together down to the thickness you want to spin, and then holding onto the overlap, start spinning again. By drafting the fibers together, you are helping make a stronger join, almost indistinguishable from the rest of your yarn.

It takes practice to perfect joins, so be sure to give yourself some learning time.

For more on joins see:

Have you noticed a typo or any other errors in Spindling: The Basics? Let me know with a comment on this blog entry or contact me, as I'm preparing to get a new copy printed. If you are the first to report a particular error before the new edition comes out, I'll send you the new edition with the correction it as a Thank You!

2 comments:

Vicki said...

You've done it again. Just been thinking about spindle splicing and there it is! Thank you. Great info on joins. I know it took me ages to get good joins. Doesn't hurt to read up on good joins.

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