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"A good introduction for those beginning to explore spinning, and a comprehensive guide to technique for experienced spindlers." - Library Journal
"I have a decent assortment of spinning books, including some excellent ones that focus on spindles, but this book blows them away." - KnittingScholar.com
"A great choice for those new to spinning and those who might feel cheated because their budget--or their living arrangements--make a wheel an impossibility." - About.com Guide to Knitting
"Be prepared to have cliched thoughts about spindles and spinning on spindles blasted out of the water. Abby Franquemont has given spinners a encyclopedic gift on the topic of spindles. In a single volume, she will change the way you look at, think about and use...spindles." - Knitty.com
"The instructions are very well done, nothing is rushed and there are good photos of everything you need. I'd happily recommend this to a beginner." - YarnMaker
"Respect the Spindle is really lovely. It's perfect if you've always wanted to spin but were intimidated by spinning wheels because it makes the whole process a lot more elemental. Perfect for even the novice spinner!" - The Purl Bee
"Abby Franquemont says spinning with a spindle can get you any kind of yarn you want; a spinning wheel never needs to be in your house if you don't want it. She makes this argument--and proves the point nicely--in her book Respect the Spindle." - About.com
"It's a comprehensive guide to using a drop spindle and it starts at the very beginning, which is perfect for a total novice like me." - Canadian Living craft blog
Abby Franquemont was raised in the United States and the Andes, where she was taught to spin on a spindle at the age of five. She has been spinning, knitting, weaving, and crocheting for more than thirty years. She is a fiber artist, teacher, technical editor, and writer whose work has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, and Twist Collective. She lives in Lebanon, Ohio.
I've been spinning for a few years and wanted to read up on more technique. This book has plenty of easily read information and very helpful images. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Shauna
Lots of helpful tips Abby does a great job complete with helpful photos. Would suggest it for my spinning students!Published 10 months ago by S. Orpin