6th out of 6 books — 2 voters
by Maggie Casey
For knitters, crocheters, and weavers ready to make their own yarn, this handy guide provides detailed instructions for spinning both on a spindle and a wheel, and offers a special section devoted to troubleshooting and wheel maintenance that keeps projects on track. It offers a comprehensive look at the various available fiber options, choosing and preparing each type of...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Interweave Press
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If you're just going to get one book to learn to spin, this is it. Yes, it is difficult to learn something so tactile from a book, but it has lovely pictures and covers the topic really well. I also watched some videos, and the pictures in the book were much better at capturing exactly what your hands need to be doing, so out of all the resources I picked up for self-taught spinning, this is the one I've gone back to when I've run into problems. Very recommended.
I wish I had this book when I first started spinning. I got this from the library just to review but the carding section is invaluable since I need to use my drum carder for the first time very soon. I would recommend it to anyone that is just thinking about spinning or has just gotten started.
This is an excellent all-around book, and reading about spinning wheels was interesting (I use a spindle because of lack of money and space), but it definitely doesn't go into much detail on any one subject. I think it works better as a book to borrow than one to own as a resource.