- Paperback: 120 pages
- Publisher: Interweave Press; First edition (December 1, 1987)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0934026270
- ISBN-13: 978-0934026277
- Product Dimensions: 10.9 x 8.3 x 0.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #721,508 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Hands on Spinning Paperback – December 1, 1987
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Ms. Raven assumes you know nothing, and provides enough information to cover each topic thoroughly without giving you too much to ponder. Thus the book is not too big, but just big enough. She starts you out by having you roll wool on your lap to twist it into a short length of yarn, which is probably how the first threads were made.
Then she proceeds into the chapter on spindle spinning, which is clearly written and well organized. Moving along, she explains the parts of the spinning wheel, what they do, and how to tension them properly. Her chapter on learning to spin on the wheel is as good a verbal description of how to do this as any I've read. Other chapters include: Fiber Preparation; Drafting and Spinning Techniques; Plying; Finishing, and more. There are numerous diagrams and color photos in this book, plus many simple but attractive projects to start you off. If you are new to spinning this is a wonderful book to begin with.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great pictures and references for the beginner. Bought for my 8 year old who is really interested and she learned quickly the different spinning methods and the tools used. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Abookanight
Best book ever for teaching yourself to spin. Tells you the WHY as well as the HOW.Published 13 months ago by Ruthanne McCaslin
This book seems to cover just about everything a beginning spinner would need to know. It is a safe buy.Published on May 1, 2014 by Dusk
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I only gave this four stars as my daughter hasn't had a chance to use it yet. Bought it to get her started spinning wool and think it will work well.Published on November 27, 2013 by smwoolyu