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Portable and productive, the hand spindle has been responsible for creating the world's yarn for millennia. In Respect the Spindle, veteran spinner and spindle aficionado Abby Franquemont teaches spinners old and new how to create incredible yarn with this amazing, yet simple tool. Many contemporary spinners view the hand spindle as a beginner's tool, suited to learn the basic steps of spinning before moving on to a spinning wheel. In Respect the Spindle, Abby emphasizes the spindle's importance and its use in making yarn in advanced ways for high-end to novelty cloth. The perfect how-to book for any spinner with a growing collection of spindles or even just a dowel, Respect the Spindle includes: Step-by-step photography with detailed illustrations, making the spindle spinning techniques clear to even the novice spinner. Techniques from the basics, such as getting started on the spindle, to more specialized techniques, such as using the spindle to make specific kinds of yarn faster than imagined. Profiles of spindle spinners from various traditions are presented in sidebars throughout the book, which introduce heartwarming and historical fiber stories from around the world. Five simple projects give spinners practice in creating a variety of yarns and patterns. And more!

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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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With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of using a hand spindle. Combining fascinating historical narratives with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle affirms the tool's enduring legacy.

About the Author

Abby Franquemont is an accomplished textile researcher, a technical writer, and a fiber artist. Her writing has appeared in Spin-Off, Spindlicity, and Twist Collective, and she is a coauthor of the forthcoming More Homespun Handknit. She lives in Lebanon, Ohio.

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leebot, February 22, 2010 (view all comments by leebot)
Abby Franquemont does a terrific job demystifying the process of spinning yarn on a hand spindle, proving just how fun and easy this craft really is. Clear step-by-step photos and easy instructions will get any beginner spinning in no time. This book successfully combines instruction with entertainment to produce a spinning guide that is easy to use. Abby's friendly style of writing, personal anecdotes and photos of many beautiful hand spindles is sure to whet a novice's appetite. Also included are instructions on how to make simple homemade spindles, proving that you don't have to spend a lot of money to start spinning.

Great book for beginners and those who are interested but unsure where to start. Even experienced spindlers will pick up handy tips on improving their technique and their finished product.
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ISBN:
9781596681552
Author:
Franquemont, Abby
Publisher:
Interweave Press
Subject:
Weaving
Subject:
Needlework - Knitting
Subject:
Hand spinning.
Subject:
Spindle-whorls.
Subject:
Crafts-Needlework
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20091231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Two-color art throughout, color photos t
Pages:
136
Dimensions:
9 x 8.5 in 16 oz

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"Synopsis" by ,
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.

"Synopsis" by , With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of using a hand spindle. Combining fascinating historical narratives with vivid photography, this all-encompassing tour of the spindle affirms the tool's enduring legacy.
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