Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Sit and Spin!

Jacey Boggs of Insubordiknit sent me her amazing dvd for my review. First, let me say, that I have never had ANY interest in spinning "art yarns". Little did Jacey know just how hard this sell was gonna be.

At first, I was a little put off by the eyeball yarn images on the front cover. I think I'm just under the wire of a month to get this review out because I had some major reservations on all the new-fangled stuff.

The wonderfully filmed, shot and organized video was so instructive I would have to say that in each of the 39 chapters I learned something completely new. Between each chapter, which was comprised of individual segments on related techniques, you get to watch the best, silliest fibery music videos. Just enough of a breather to get you to the next technique.

The 5 types of techniques she covers are Puffs, Coils, Wraps, Loops and Foriegn Objects. In each segment you have the ability to watch a video loop of the technique. Yay!

I watched this whole dvd straight through without actually spinning, which might be a good idea so that you'll have your materials set up and think about what you might like to try. The way the video it shot gives you the best possible view on what's going on. I would even say that it's better than an actual class. Jacey does each technique at different speeds and shows you the crucial steps in making this work. My only question is, don't her students (in the video) every talk? (Two silent students flanking her.)

Sure, classes are great but I have to say that having this in your library would take the place of many many classes. All in all, I have to give major praise to Jacey for every excellent aspect of this kick-ass dvd.

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