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In 1996, Interweave published the first of their "companion" books, The Knitter's Companion. Then came The Beader's Companion and The Weaver's Companion. Now, hand spinners have their own handbook, a compendium of practical information on spinning wheels, preparing fibers for spinning, drafting, plying, fiber storage, and much more. This richly illustrated manual includes an excellent bibliography and a resource list. Public libraries with any interest in this subject will want this one. It's the type of book aspiring hand spinners will check out and then buy for their own collections.
Copyright 2001 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Bobbie Irwin is the author of Tradition in the Making: Twine Rag Rugs and is a contributing editor to Spin-Off magazine. She lives in Montrose, Colorado.