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  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (July 1 1981)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486239683
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486239682
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #37,102 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on April 28 2000
Format: Paperback
I've come back to this book many times since I bought it.
I enjoy its high-level overview of the history, parts, and use of wheels. I especially like pondering the long evolution of this essential craft, based on what I learned from this book. Humans wouldn't have survived without learning how to spin, I think. Yet, the modern wheel wasn't invented until 1533! The flyer and the bobbin, separate from the drive wheel, was a huge step forward. But I digress.
This little book covers the essentials of spinning with a hand spindle, and many wheels. It covers preparing fibers, spinning, plying, skeining. It even covers novelty yarns. I'm not in any hurry to spin cattail or milkweed fluff, but this book tells you how!
If you're the type who can learn a hands-on skill from a book, then this will help you. For its very small cost, it sure has a lot of information to give you. I took a class to learn spindle and wheel spinning, but I use the book as reference and for ideas. I do not regret having bought it.
I believe many people will enjoy this book as much as I have, and glean as much benefit from it.
Best regards from Esther
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 25 2003
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I purchased this book as I was unsure of whether I wanted to spend a lot of money on spinning, and I just wanted to get some of the basic information. That was 4 months ago, and I have bought a spinning wheel.
This book gave me the basic information about types of spinning, wheels, types of fibers, as well as technique information on types of drafting, how to set yarn and basic yarn structure.
It was very much what I thought it was, a book to get someone started without a lot of initial outlay.
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1 of 7 people found the following review helpful By zaman on Feb. 28 2001
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types of cotton yarn should come in the book
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252 of 253 people found the following review helpful
useful little book April 28 2000
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I've come back to this book many times since I bought it.
I enjoy its high-level overview of the history, parts, and use of wheels. I especially like pondering the long evolution of this essential craft, based on what I learned from this book. Humans wouldn't have survived without learning how to spin, I think. Yet, the modern wheel wasn't invented until 1533! The flyer and the bobbin, separate from the drive wheel, was a huge step forward. But I digress.
This little book covers the essentials of spinning with a hand spindle, and many wheels. It covers preparing fibers, spinning, plying, skeining. It even covers novelty yarns. I'm not in any hurry to spin cattail or milkweed fluff, but this book tells you how!
If you're the type who can learn a hands-on skill from a book, then this will help you. For its very small cost, it sure has a lot of information to give you. I took a class to learn spindle and wheel spinning, but I use the book as reference and for ideas. I do not regret having bought it.
I believe many people will enjoy this book as much as I have, and glean as much benefit from it.
Best regards from Esther
112 of 114 people found the following review helpful
A Good Start March 25 2003
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I purchased this book as I was unsure of whether I wanted to spend a lot of money on spinning, and I just wanted to get some of the basic information. That was 4 months ago, and I have bought a spinning wheel.
This book gave me the basic information about types of spinning, wheels, types of fibers, as well as technique information on types of drafting, how to set yarn and basic yarn structure.
It was very much what I thought it was, a book to get someone started without a lot of initial outlay.
51 of 51 people found the following review helpful
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn March 15 2006
By Dana Russell - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
The book was very basic and an excellent resource for the novice spinner. I was able to teach myself how to use my spinning wheel and how to spin my own wool. Highly recommend this reference.
44 of 46 people found the following review helpful
Perfect Beginner's Book Aug. 2 2005
By Robbin L. Melton - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
New spinners should have a copy of this book in their library. Not only does it tell you about spinning, the history of spinning and spinning wheels, it also provides a brief synopsis of spinning exotic fibers.
18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
useful manual Feb. 25 2006
By happy spider - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
this is a good book for a beginner spinner or for someone who wants a helpful book should they forget the basics. good value.


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