Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool

Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool

by Abby Franquemont
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Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool by Abby Franquemont

Enjoying a resurgence in popularity thanks to the current trend of DIY crafts, the hand spindle remains one of the most productive, versatile, and convenient tools for creating stunning fiber arts from home, as this beautifully illustrated guide from a veteran spinner and spindle aficionado demonstrates. With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel, showing how to use the spindle to make specific types of yarn, explaining traditional spindle spinning techniques, and detailing five simple projects designed to instill confidence in creating a variety of yarns with this simple tool. Combining fascinating historical narratives, traditions, and cultures from around the globe with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle also boasts easy-to-follow, contemporary techniques and styles that affirm the tool's enduring legacy.

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ISBN-13: 9781596681552
Publisher: Interweave Press
Publication date: 12/01/2009
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 378,332
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.39(d)

About the Author

Abby Franquemont was raised in the United States and the Andes, where she was taught to spin on a spindle at the age of five. She has been spinning, knitting, weaving, and crocheting for more than thirty years. She is a fiber artist, teacher, technical editor, and writer whose work has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, and Twist Collective. She lives in Lebanon, Ohio.

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Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was a complete beginner at spinning when I got this book. I had watched a few videos about using a spindle online, but still had questions and there were things that needed clarification. This book cleared those up and I very soon finished my first skein of handspun. It explains characteristics of spindles and which kinds are good for what, how to spin, and how to finish a skein.
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Anonymous 10 months ago
The sample is only the title page and the book is not eligible for SD card storage.