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In Spinning Energized Yarns, Kathryn Alexander will show you how to really liven up your yarns with brilliant handspun knits. As an expert of spinning high energy yarns, Kathryn will show you how to control your yarns to achieve the texture effects you desire. By adding twists to your yarn, you'll be able to introduce energy into your spins that will give you crisp, textured surfaces in your knitted work.
You'll Love This Spinning Video If:
- You want new ways to add texture to your fabrics
- You'd like to improve your twists while hand spinning
- You want to control the spin of your yarn better
In You'll Learn:
- How to select the right drafting techniques
- How to work with high-twist yarns to maintain their energy
- How energy impacts surface texture while knitting fabrics
A Word From the Author:
"I'm a spinning, a knitter and a weaving and I'm going to talk about something I'm really interested in. It's about the energy that we create when we twist fibers into yarns. It's a thing that I've always used as a weaver, because I did a lot of collapse weaving, and I was really interested in what counterclockwise and clockwise yarns would do on a surface if you gave them room to move." — Kathryn Alexander
About the Author:
Kathryn Alexander is an internationally known textile artist—a spinner, weaver, dyer, and knitter whose work is characterized by an abundance of color, richly textured surfaces, and whimsical designs. Her and her work has been featured in Fiberarts, Surface Design, Ornament, Spin.O, and Interweave Knits. She has also been in books including Knitting in America, Fiberarts Design Book 7, Memory on Cloth, and Knitting Memories. When she's not spinning, weaving, dyeing, and knitting, Kathryn can be found working in her flower and vegetable gardens or riding her horses through the fields and woods that surround her small farm in upstate New York.