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The Joy of Spinning (A Fireside Book) Hardcover – September 28, 1971


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Product Details

  • Series: A Fireside book
  • Hardcover: 187 pages
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster; Fifth or Later Edition edition (September 28, 1971)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0671208594
  • ISBN-13: 978-0671208592
  • Product Dimensions: 9.4 x 6.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #957,695 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is a hard book to find so grab it while you can!
Judith P. Beattie
Her presentation of the technical aspect of spinning is clear, concise,and extremely helpful to the new spinner.
Beverly Bates
If you are just beginning or you are advanced, this book will help with spinning and more.
Kimberly Parker

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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Beverly Bates on July 11, 2000
Format: Hardcover
"The Joy of Spinning" by Marilyn Kluger is a good read for spinners and non-spinners alike. Her gentle homey descriptions have you interested far more than you ever expected. Her presentation of the technical aspect of spinning is clear, concise,and extremely helpful to the new spinner. The history of spinning and the role of women in society is well presented. The history of her oun journey toward a life enriched by spinning is charming. I believe anyone interested in fiber crafts will find this book informative and enjoyable. I rate it 5 stars.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Apolonia Galie on February 7, 2010
Format: Hardcover
I have been trying to spin using a wheel or a drop spindle for several years but have been running into problems teaching myself and getting my antique wheel in good working order. Even my guild sisters and brothers have had difficulty teaching this left-hander to get going. Recently, a retired spinner donated some books to the Lighthouse Center's Craft Library and this book was included.

It's excellent. Ms. Kluger's warm, easy and informative writing style is leading me to the path of feeling that I am a spinner, a part of both history and the future. Often, while I am reading, I find myself thinking . . . . I was looking for that information.

If you can get your hands on this book, I highly recommend it.
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By K. Cornell on August 23, 2014
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This was the only spinning book in our local library and I found it very helpful. I wanted it for my reference bookshelf so I ordered the 'newer' addition from Amazon. I am very pleased with it.
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By Ybgenny on April 12, 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I've fully enjoyed this book. It makes for a fun read and is packed full of extremely useful info and advice.

Marilyn spins tales of herself, and later a few friends, trying to find and learn to use their wheels.
In the end, theres a few laughs, a very small car, an all knowing monk and very patient husband. xD

I would recommend this book to any spinner. For one its extremely useful. And for another its a time capsule of what the world of spinning and folk art was like in the 1970s and of the knowledge she is seeking of her grandmothers time.
So much knowledge has been lost of our craft, but I found gems I never knew in these pages.
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