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Spinning and Dyeing Yarn: The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns
Spinning and Dyeing Yarn: The Home Spinner's Guide to Creating Traditional and Art Yarns
by Ashley Martineau
Edition: Hardcover

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this book, 13 Aug 2014
I really didn't think this was a good book. It contains some completely wrong information about spinning (a made-up category of Aran spinning, anyone?). The title is misleading because there's virtually no traditional yarn in the book. The book contains sections that don't really fit in the theme, for example making a spinning wheel out of plastic tubes (why?). Generally, the text is very brief and superficial, although I grant you that the pictures are pretty. Don't buy it.
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Book Typography: A Designer's Manual
Book Typography: A Designer's Manual
by Michael Mitchell
Edition: Paperback

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent textbook, 22 Feb 2013
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This is a very good book. It builds secure foundations and then leads on to sophisticated designs. I work as a production editor but without a design background and I have found it invaluable.


Puzzled: Secrets and clues from a life in words
Puzzled: Secrets and clues from a life in words
by David Astle
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 10.86

4.0 out of 5 stars Last word on crosswords?, 22 Feb 2013
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An enjoyable, fast-moving book that ranges a bit wider than crosswords alone. There's lots of good information and I have found my crossword solving to have improved somewhat. The author does a fairly good job of covering international differences in crossword setting, but inevitably from the perspective of one tradition (UK) not everything is relevant.


Ultimate Mittens
Ultimate Mittens
by Robin Hansen
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 18.84

3.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the last word, 22 Feb 2013
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Robin Hansen's directions are clear and comprehensive and I love her previous book, Favorite Mittens. I felt that the selection of mittens in this book were not particularly exciting. These mittens will be good mittens if you knit them, but perhaps not many people will want to knit many of the designs. There is a problem in the information section at the end where poor editing has led to illustrations being placed with the wrong text.


Spinning in the Old Way
Spinning in the Old Way
by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts
Edition: Paperback

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Helpful for new handspinners, 2 Feb 2009
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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