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:
- how to make a V-join
- making joins with cotton
- making joins
- spindling splicing -- joining two full spindles
- improving joins
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!