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Spinner's Companion
     

Spinner's Companion

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by Bobbie Irwin
 

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The definitive tool for spinners, this handy pocket-sized guide is filled with common spinning terms, tips on how to maintain wheels, and lessons on how to process fiber and spin yarn. Appropriate for spinners at every level of ability, this book presents clear, concise instruction on topics such as basic carding techniques, how to dress a distaff, and creating

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The definitive tool for spinners, this handy pocket-sized guide is filled with common spinning terms, tips on how to maintain wheels, and lessons on how to process fiber and spin yarn. Appropriate for spinners at every level of ability, this book presents clear, concise instruction on topics such as basic carding techniques, how to dress a distaff, and creating uniform yarns. This instructional guide proves as practical as it is comprehensive, making it a great addition to any spinning basket.

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Library Journal
In 1996, Interweave published the first of their "companion" books, The Knitter's Companion. Then came The Beader's Companion and The Weaver's Companion. Now, hand spinners have their own handbook, a compendium of practical information on spinning wheels, preparing fibers for spinning, drafting, plying, fiber storage, and much more. This richly illustrated manual includes an excellent bibliography and a resource list. Public libraries with any interest in this subject will want this one. It's the type of book aspiring hand spinners will check out and then buy for their own collections. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883010799
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Companion, the Series
Edition description:
SPIRAL
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
5.57(w) x 7.05(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

Bobbie Irwin is the author of Tradition in the Making: Twine Rag Rugs and is a contributing editor to Spin-Off magazine. She lives in Montrose, Colorado.

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