Book Review – Spin to Weave by Sara Lamb

Spin to Weave - Cover

I have a need to learn more about hand spinning for a planned handwoven project.  I went to my local library and found this book to use as a reference. Things I like about the book,

There many tips and hints on handspinning fiber for weaving – there are a number of projects with details on how to spin the yarn and how to set up the loom, and further how to assemble the project which include patterns, and sewing instructions.

The book also contains plans for a PVC yarn blocker made from 3/4″ PVC pipe.

Noteable projects, I would like to try:

  • Tibetan Jacket
  • Hooded Scarf
  • Kimono
  • Half Damascus Edging


Favorite quotes from the book:

“Spinning yarn for weaving is no more difficult than any other spinning. Take the time to spin & weave as often as your schedule and interest allows and make samples with your yarns.

There will be times when your yarn doesn’t function as well as you would like or doesn’t look the way you imagined, but the more projects you spin and weave, the more successes you will have. Make lots of samples.

Make lots of things. Look critically at your work. Make more. And, as if by magic, one day you will realize that you know just what yarn you want to make, how to make it, & how to weave it into the perfect cloth.”


“There is no substitute for doing the work.

No talking about it.

No wishing or thinking about it.

No reading about it.

No journaling about it.

No daydreaming about it.

No repeating truisms will teach you what the fibers have to say,

Nothing beats doing it!”


Thank you Sara Lamb



Here is a link to the Weaving Resource page for the book, you can find it in your local library or via a ecommerce retailer like Amazon.