'A book that really does teach you how to spin!'
'Like having a teacher at your elbow
This is the book you need if you are starting to spin either on a wheel or a drop spindle. It tells you what you need to know to get started and to improve - thank you - it even got me spinning fine singles on my new wheel within a matter of minutes.'
'I already spin a little but there was a lot I didn't know. This book gives lots of help. Easy to follow advice and instructions. A good buy'
Learn how to create vibrant colours using natural dyes. This e-booklet will get you started with a colour palette of purple, scarlet, cerise and yellow/orange. Only £3. the booklet will be emailed to you as a pdf when you purchase it.
Spinning art yarns does not have to be complicated. Create amazing yarns without the need for a new spinning wheel or even an extra flyer using these techniques. This e-booklet will show you how to spin ten different art yarns for only £3. The booklet will be emailed to you as a pdf when you purchase it.
Knit 1 Bike 1 is the story of Janet's yarn and cycling journey around Scotland. She set off on a ten week, 800+ mile cycling trip and delivered 21 mini workshops on the way, visiting fellow textile artists, camping and staying with other yarn enthusiasts. Oh and she also knitted and crocheted what she saw on the way for an exhibition - also called Knit 1 bike 1.
The book is a light hearted account of the journey, the people and the places. There are over 140 photographs in the book and only two of those are of scenery, such was the nature of this quirky Adventure. Some have called it a page turner, find out why!
Postage is free to UK mainland.
You can use the 'Buy Now' button to use Paypal or your debit / credit card. We also take card payments over the phone. Or you can post a cheque for £12.95, made payable to: Janet Renouf-Miller & send to 29 Dalton Avenue, Dalmellington, AYR, KA6 7QR
Here is an excerpt from the book to whet your appetite:
day 17, Glenfinnan, cycle to (almost) Fort William
'Despite cycling like mad, I missed the ferry by a whisker and the next
one was not until 4.30. Whilst having a snack and weighing up the
options, a bus came along. I leaped out and flagged it down, asking
the driver if he was going back to the main A82. He said yes although
he did look a bit bemused.
I asked him to wait for me to fold the bike up and he smiled, saying it
could just travel like it was. It was only once I was aboard that it
became obvious this was not a service bus at all. It had been
converted into a youth bus and mobile recording studio for the ‘Buzz’
That was all rather embarrassing but he did not mind at all and we
had a great chat on the way. Actually, if he had happened along two
minutes earlier he would have caught me having a rapid pee at the
side of the road. There were no convenient bushes or trees so I had
just waited till the road was clear and gone ahead.'
Janet has given talks about her book at Wigtown Book Festival and Book Week Scotland. She has also given talks to various groups of the Scottish Women's Institute (formerly Scottish Women's Rural Institute). She makes a charge for her talks which are informative and can make a very amusing evening!
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