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Spin It

3.70  ·  Rating Details  ·  74 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Here are step-by-step instructions and illustrations that explain how to make yarn from scratch using handspindles—simple tools used to turn wool into yarn. Designed to appeal to the beginning spinner, tips and hints are provided that illustrate how easy, enjoyable, and relaxing spinning can be. This manual also includes complete instructions for five simple, appealing pro ...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published May 1st 2003 by Interweave Press
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Jul 24, 2014 Ana rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
This is a good first book for a beginning spindler, but it doesn't go into too much detail. It gives a good grounding of the basics, but to really know what you're doing and make the kinds of yarn you want to make, it doesn't do much.
Apr 16, 2016 Lacy rated it it was amazing
Short, informative, lots of pictures, explains how to improvise almost every tool or how you can get by without tools. Great read if you wanna just play around at this and not invest any actual money in this hobby.
Nov 22, 2013 Kalessin rated it liked it
This is a nice book, but it was not for me. The focus is not only on spinning yarn but also on how to prepare fibers for spinning. (I would guess that it is more common in the US to buy unprocessed wool fresh from the sheep. Also, from what I've seen and the vocabulary in each language, english-speaking countries seem to have more types of carded wools while in german(y) combed wool seems to be standard.)
The spinning section does mention spindles without a hook (like mine) but clearly focusses o
Feb 24, 2013 Heather rated it it was amazing
This is a great little book. Short, well-written, cheap, with good colour photos and a friendly style. This book was the first spinning book I ever bought, and I used it to teach myself to spin. If you want to learn to spin on a budget, this is the book to buy!
❆ Crystal ❆
Apr 04, 2013 ❆ Crystal ❆ rated it it was ok
Shelves: own
Never could get the hang of it... spinning yarn may be something you should see in person rather than from a book. It was hard to get from a book and I gave up.
Sandy  Kemp
Sep 14, 2012 Sandy Kemp rated it really liked it
Recommended to Sandy by: beginning spindle users
Shelves: making-yarn
basic instructions on making spindles, using them, finishing yarns, cleaning wool, carding. good basic info. More a booklet than a book. 32 pages
Aug 23, 2010 Martine rated it really liked it
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Beginners book-has the basics includin make your own drop spindle from a CD, carding wool, drafting wool etc
May 09, 2013 Leslye rated it really liked it
A quick little beginner read with some good basics about spinning on a spindle and wool prep.
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