Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

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

4.8 out of 5 stars 10 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Hardcover
"Please retry"
$34.87 $0.01
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
$10.00

The Amazon Book Review
The Amazon Book Review
Author interviews, book reviews, editors picks, and more. Read it now
click to open popover
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

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: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,799,004 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

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.
Comment 27 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
the joy of spinning

marilyn kluger

hardcover - 187 pages

contents

foreword

spinning wheels and goldenrods

finding a spinning wheel with serendipity

4 housewives learn to spin

woolgathering

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

index
2crazy4books2
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Being a spinner, I am still new to a lot of the terminology that spinners use. This book is a great tutorial in the spinning process and a good read besides. Very informative and helpful. It takes you from sheep to yarn and beyond. It is a hard book to find so grab it while you can!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
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.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I learned to spin years ago using this book when I was given a spinning wheel and some carded fleece one year for Christmas. Not too many people in my area knew how to spin, and those who did were just learning themselves. Luckily, this book was in my local library. It features clear explanations of the technique of spinning, almost down to specifying which muscles to use when. "The Joy of Spinning" the most helpful book out there, and, as others have said, it's a great and inspirational read.
Comment One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse