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Every thing you need to know about spinning and a lot of stuff you don't.,
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This review is from: Alden Amos Big Book Of Handspinning (Hardcover)
This book is comprehensive. By that I mean comprehensive. There are chapters that will bore you ridged with detail. You want to know about spinning wheels? You will know about them by the time you have done that chapter, gosh will you know. It is a look into to find out book. I began by reading from the beginning and by the end of the first chapter my eyes were crossed. There is a wealth of knowledge. I would not recommend it as a learn to spin book. But once you have managed a yarn or two, this book is a must have. Its language is a bit old fashioned but get over that and there is a lot of useful stuff. How to card, how to spin, how to heckle, how to use a distaff, a what? Read this book and you will be the pub bore about distaffs. It is that old fashioned type of book that you find at the back of the book shop, take home and never part with.