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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin; 1 edition (January 31, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0312591381
  • ISBN-13: 978-0312591380
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 7.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #145,438 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Whether you need help distinguishing a niddy-noddy from a nostepinne or are able to give Rumpelstiltskin a run for his money, you'll find something of itnerest in this impressive reference. Spinning is covered soup to nuts in ways expected...and with a new twist (specifically, the "recipe" chapter, discussing the raw "ingredients" needed to create a host of interesting blends, weights, and colorways....) [N]ewbies are given introductory advice; and experts are challenged to stretch their skills." ---Yarn Market News
 
"Calling anything a complete guide sets reader expectations high, but happily this book really covers a lot and does it well.... Overall, this is a very good book for beginning spinners, especially for those interested in using a spinning wheel, and its technique and recipe sections have lots of ideas for inttermediate spinners like myself to explore." ---Cindy K., Knitcircus

"[Y]ou will increase your knowledge and understanding of the ins and outs of spinning.... If you have wanted to learn to make your own hand spun or increase your skills, pick this book up and give it a spin." ---Paula Moliver, examiner.com

About the Author

BRENDA GIBSON has been spinning for over twenty years. She is an active member and past chair of the London Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, having won awards for her spinning and weaving, and now teaches both subjects. She is a past winner of the Fashion and Textiles Award from  London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

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I would recommend this book to other beginner spinners.
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This book is want everyone needs when looking up terms and techniques.
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Very clear instructions and helpful hints for projects.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By B. Love on May 29, 2012
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The spinning techniques, and in depth fiber information is very useful. The descriptions of the types of fiber, crimp, staple length and suggested drafting techniques for each fiber is extremely helpful. I have tried prepping both roving and top as suggested and the spinning was effortless. I would recommend this book to other beginner spinners. I use an eSpinner and prefer BFL, Corriedale and Polworth.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rebecca L Kelley on August 15, 2013
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Incredible helpful and useful for the beginning spinner. I got it from the library and kept checking it out. Finally decided, I needed my own copy!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susan on January 9, 2013
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Good techniques--can't wait to try them all! Great pictures and sample yarns with detailed instructions given for each yarn. This will be a good go to book.
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By LKimmel on April 16, 2014
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For anyone who is learning to spin, this book is very helpful. Very clear instructions and helpful hints for projects.
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By J. Hankins on April 16, 2014
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good information, informatiive, nice pictures, for the new spinner not advanced spinner, nothing cutting edge or novel but will get you started
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If you learn from lots of pictures, this book is for you. It is very organized and shows you exactly what you need to know. It is thorough without being boring.
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By Cathy Ernst on March 13, 2014
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Love the pics and the way everything is explained. Enjoyed trying some of the projects. Worth every spinner having onhand
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By N.M.Hahn on March 9, 2014
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I own a wheel for decades and now want to move it after a long time! This book helps me to start over again!
Good ideas!
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