- 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: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,536,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Joy of Spinning (A Fireside Book) Hardcover – September 28, 1971
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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.
hardcover - 187 pages
spinning wheels and goldenrods
finding a spinning wheel with serendipity
4 housewives learn to spin
preparing wool fleece for spinning
spinning yarn on a wool wheel
spinning wool on a treadle wheel
spinning with a hand spindle
spinning flax and other fibers
plying and skeining
delights of vegetable dyeing
creating with handspun
following the golden thread
helpful information: wellsprings for spinners, where to buy supplies, where to see spinning, spinner's glossary
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
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. Read morePublished 17 months ago by K. Cornell
If you are just beginning or you are advanced, this book will help with spinning and more. I'm just beginning very detailed.Published on January 7, 2014 by Kimberly Parker
It's a good book to start with if you are trying to learn how to spin on your own. The author spins a tale too.Published on November 13, 2013 by Nodie