Book Review: Intertwined by Lexi Boeger

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I just finished reading Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning by Lexi Boeger of pluckyfluff and it is a wonderful, inspirational, gorgeous book. The author, Lexi, spins like she is a katamari, sticking anything from felted sushi to wire springs, shredded money, doll parts and hardware store detritus into her yarn.

The instructions warn the reader that you should have acquired the basics of yarn spinning on a wheel elsewhere and dive right into unconventional shenanigans.

I love the idea of spinnning. I remember learning the theory of spinning around about grade 4 and tearing tissues into strips and spinning little paper cords with my hands when bored, but I am allergic to wool, that mainstay of hand spinning, so I'm unlikely to make much direct use of this book. I remember, when first picking it up, thinking that maybe the fabric spinning part might be useful to me but even that includes wool. About halfway through, I was thinking that I'd finish the book and then either sell it or donate it to a library, but I'm not sure I want to let it go. The book fairly oozes creativity. It exemplifies thinking outside the box. For now, at least, I'm going to hang onto it and show it to the kids if they get down on some project that's a little too rigid or formal.

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