The Weaving, Spinning, Dyeing Book Paperback – May 12 1983
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On the historic part of the book we learn that the existing spinning devices of the time of Leonardo Da Vinci had a drawback of having to stop on each spun length and wrap it around a spindle. Leonardo Da Vinci invented the "Flyer". With this the spun yarn could be taken up at the same time as the spinning. However his invention was not used until 1530.
We also find that even this book has some interesting outdated history of interest. In the spinning section, under hair fibers they describe "Quivit" as Musk Ox hair that is not available to any but the natives of Alaska. Yet I have quit a bit and it is readily available.
There are several detailed pages on how to set up spinning wheels of different types. The book alone is worth knowing descriptions, such as Woolen vs. Worsted.
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this was a Christmas present for a friend who wanted this book for a long time and is very happy with it. Delivered on time with no issuesPublished 28 days ago by Gerry Lazar
If you are looking for information on spinning with a wheel - don't buy this book! It sets you up to fail. If you are a beginner, please keep looking for other resources.Published on April 3 1999