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Spinning in the Old Way: How (and Why) To Make Your Own Yarn With A High-Whorl Handspindle
 
 

Spinning in the Old Way: How (and Why) To Make Your Own Yarn With A High-Whorl Handspindle [Kindle Edition]

Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Knitters are discovering the pleasure and satisfaction of spinning their own yarns. Master craftsman Priscilla Gibson-Roberts guides readers in the fast-track, low-cost, high-quality approach to spinning. No spinning wheel required.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2421 KB
  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Nomad Press (25 May 2006)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B002I5E42K
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #287,225 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great for beginners 6 Sep 2006
By Kath
Format:Paperback
Not having done much spinning before I've found some books difficult to grasp but this is different. Written in a simple and clear way that even I can understand it does make the art of spinning more understandable and answered many of my questions. Will definately add this to my library after borrowing a friends copy - definately a must have reference!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spinning in the old way 13 Nov 2009
Format:Paperback
This book is both interesting to read and informative. i found it imensly helpful when i started to spin, it has helped me to understand the basic principles.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for new handspinners 2 Feb 2009
Format:Paperback
A clearly written and helpful book. It covers spinning with hand spindles and gives useful advice for those starting out and tips for the more experienced.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A reprint? of an old favorite. 3 May 2006
By Emma Crew - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
First, a warning: a quick comparison suggests this book is largely a reprint of Gibson-Roberts's earlier book, High Whorling. I was unable to find anything telling how much of the material is new.

However, if you don't own the earlier book, this is a great introduction to spinning on a high whorl spindle, and covers subjects ranging from history to choosing a spindle to how to finish your yarn once it's been spun. An excellent resource for the new spindler, and a good refresher for those of us who've been "around the whorl" a few times...
41 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Useful info for ALL handspinners 31 May 2006
By Jessie Dotson - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
I'm a new spinner and prefer my wheel to the handspindle, so I almost passed this book by. I went ahead and picked it up since I have learned much from PGR's other books. And this one is a keeper. Her discussion on how much twist in singles and plies is invaluable. Also her discussion on finishing yarn was an eye opener for me. I'm busily plying some yarn so I can try her "boiling" recipe!
34 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Information 16 July 2006
By C. Kauffman - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
This is an excellent book for a beginner spinner with a spindle. I have found it to be very helpful and recommend it to other beginner spindlers. While many of the hand drawn pictures work just fine, it can be difficult to figure out the actual MOTION required to roll a spindle up or down a leg and drafting, I believe, really does take someone showing you.. . or just a heck of a lot of practice. The best thing about this book is how encouraging she is and how it really is perfectly acceptable to just spin. Practical advise, however, abounds and she gives good suggestions for how to make different yarns for different uses.
23 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best little book on high-whorl spinning 27 May 2008
By K. Franklin - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I have several books on hand-spinning and this is THE best. My only complaint is lack of photos but that would jack up the price and isn't really necessary. The illustrations do a good job as is. I learned to spin on a high-whorl spindle by buying one and doing the spinny thing with my fingers - this book shows how you get WAY more spin by spinning it (in the old way!) up or down your thigh. At first this sounded hokey. I thought I had a good spin using my fingers. I was wrong. Now I'm a convert to thigh-spinning! (I know it sounds weird, but this author knows what she is talking about!)

The book also talks about how you can use cheap and inexpensive things as spinning tools. I like the author's idea of keeping it simple and portable. I also like the section on plying - lacking in a lot of books. The author actually tried a bunch of ways and rated them for ease, and then tells how to do it in the easiest way. That's useful.

I love the book and would recommend it to anyone. If you don't have a drop spindle yet, BUY THE BOOK FIRST, then shop for your spindle when you know something about the difference between a good, useful one and a bad one. I had to get rid of my first "beginner" spindle - it wobbled, had a bad hook, and no notch.
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We can all learn a bit more 23 Feb 2007
By Caroline M. Alexander - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
from this book, even the experienced spinners! I haven't read any of Priscillas other books, so the reprint issue is irrelevent, but as someone who gave up on trying to spin with a bottom whorl spindle, the top whorl spindle is a revelation, and I have yet to see a book available to Australian spinners that has the wealth and variety of information that is explained in this book!

Even if you don't spindle spin, there is a lot to learn about fibre preparation, plying and other aspects of spinning that it is so often taken for granted that we know! If you don't have the original, beg borrow or steal a copy if you can't get it here!
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