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A Handspindle Treasury: Spinning Around the World (eBook)

Spin-Off Magazine presents an eBook that covers the rich history and techniques of spindle spinning from around the world.

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Originally published as a book by the same title, this eBook has collected articles from Spin-Off Magazine from the past 30 years that discuss the various types of spindle spinning around the world.
Articles in this eBook include:
  • The Turkish Spindle—a unique little spindle that allows you to create a ball of yarn as you spin.
  • Akha spindle—a small supported spindle used by the Akha people in Southeast Asia.
  • The High-Whorl Lap Spindle—Iceland holds a spinning secret for creating soft handspun yarn with spindles.
  • Russia's Renowned Shawls—get the spinning story behind the beloved shawls of Orenburg, Russia.
  • Andean Spinning—take a look at one of the many ways the people of the Andes mountain region use spindles to create yarn.
  • Navajo Spinning—learn how to spin and ply yarn the Navajo way on a long-shaft, supported spindle.
Table of Contents

SKU: EP4621

Format: eBook

Customer Reviews

Great Book Review by Cindy

I enjoyed reading this book. It was very interesting.

(Posted on 7/2/14)

I really appreciate this book Review by Keith

As an old rough-neck, I appreciate three things equally: Simplicity, Functionality and Nostalgia.

"Handspindle Treasury" meets all three of my criteria. I have turned my own design and have a hoot spinning it.

It is well written and the photographs are a blast.

(Posted on 12/20/13)