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The hand spindle has been the mainstay of yarn production around the world for a millennium. In Respect the Spindle, author and spinner Abby Franquemont teaches how to create unique yarns with this timeless and simple tool. The perfect how-to book for new and seasoned spinners alike with step-by-step photos and detailed illustrations. Abby covers everything from the basics of getting started to more specialized techniques, such as making specific kinds of yarn. Profiles of spinners from different traditions around the world can be found throughout the book, giving the reader a window into the global spinning community. Five simple projects will help you practice in creating a variety of yarns and patterns. A great addition to your Fiber Arts library.
8.5" x 9", soft cover, color photos, 135 pages.
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Excellent book for those of us trying to learn with a spindle. Lots of spinning books gloss over the spindle as simply a way to begin and then ultimately move to a wheel. It's nice to see the uses of this simple tool explored.
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