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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Low-impact Living Initiative (LILI) (17 Jan. 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0956675107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0956675101
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 1.2 x 23.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 321,839 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Author

Having taught spinning for many years I have often been asked to write a book and here it is.
Information is included about the things I have seen people struggle with over the years, in a light and friendly style.
Spinning is neither as hard or as complicated as it can seem. It is possible to spin almost anything and to get the type and thickness of yarn you desire without it becoming overly complicated.
Spindles are an effective tool just like spinning wheels are and neither is better than the other - I love them both. There are therefore instructions throughout the book on how to use the techniques described on both a wheel and a spindle.
There is help to choose a wheel or hand spindle and step by step instructions on how to spin, deal with a fleece and card wool.

There is information about different spinning wheels and spindles and photographs of many of them.
I have learned much from the people I have taught and thank them all for the humour, fun and life lessons as well as the spinning.


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This is an excellent clearly written book that covers all the principles of the basics of spinning. It is written by a well known, well loved and respected practicioner and teacher of spinning in an informative, encouraging and easy to understand style. It is plentifully illustrated with black and white photographs which are clear and helpful. It has a place on the bookshelf of every spinner whether you are a beginner or experienced. If you are a beginner this is the first book I would reccommend that you buy.
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I really liked this book. It has things for both complete beginners and for more experienced spinners and it covers both hand spindles and spinning wheels in all sections.

I found the fact that it had lots of photos very helpful and it is broken up in to easy to read sections making it simple to find things.

The explanations are clear and easy to follow and the book is a handy size and paperback making it easy to use.

I have heard that the author teaches some great spinning courses.

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This is the book you need if you are starting to spin either on a wheel or a drop spindle. It tells you waht you need to know to get started and to improve - thnk you - it even got me spinning fine singles on my new wheel within a matter of minutes.
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I have been spinning for a year now and use this book frequently for information.
It explains the steps very well and is easy to look up queries I have.
I would highly recommend this book for all spinners.
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I was recommended this book as I am a complete beginner. It's very early days for me but I can tell you that this book is going to be my constant companion. I can't imagine a more complete guide to spinning for the beginner. It also stretches out to more advanced techniques when you're ready.

What I really appreciate about this book is that it is also a great guide to wool and yarns in general. It introduces you to sheep breeds, fleece preparation, carding and alternative yarns like bamboo etc.

A happy purchase!
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