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Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning Information Advice and Opinion on the Noble Art & Craft

This is truly a BIG book offering decades of experience in making and handling yarn.

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Being a Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinion on the Noble Art & Craft

Wheel designer and maintainer of textile traditions, Alden Amos the recipient and evaluator of traditional wisdom lets no point go unexamined. This is truly a BIG book offering decades of experience in making and handling yarn. He'll change your spinning for the better, whether you agree with him or not.

"Amos, who has been making spinning wheels and studying handspinning for more than 40 years, has finally distilled this experience into a definitive book deserving of its title."—Library Journal

"A great and entertaining read.... informative and funny with plenty of light-hearted humor thrown in that I found refreshing with the very technical nature of the book."-
Spindle and Wheel

About the Author

Alden Amos is self-employed as a wheel builder and production spinner and lives outside of Jackson, California with his wife, Stephenie Gaustad.

SKU: 1039

Author/Speaker/Editor: Alden Amos

Format: Hardcover

ISBN 13: 9781883010881

Number Of Pages: 480

Customer Reviews

When?? Review by Kaz

When is this book going to be turned into an Ebook please. I've read and heard from many people that it's a must have book for spinners.

(Posted on 1/6/14)

Not as impressive as I'd hoped Review by Dayle Ann Stratton

I wouldn't recommend this book at all to someone new to spinning. Though it contains some useful information, and apparently was intended to be an instruction manual, it really doesn't function very well as such. For the more experienced spinner, it can be a useful reference book, or for the beginner who already has the basics down and is seeking more detailed information on a specific topic. Be forewarned: Amos DOES clearly state in the subtitle that it is a "compendium of information, advice, and opinions..." and it is best treated as such, a highly opinionated encyclopedia rather than a learning tool. While I enjoyed his often whimsical humor, I less enjoyed his tendency to set up a straw argument in order to target it with snide comments. This will find a place on my fibre bookshelf, but there are several other books that I've found more useful overall. The glossery is quite good, if eccentric.

(Posted on 6/27/12)

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning Review by Virginia Muenich

This is a great reference for the beginner to expert spinner. When I am in doubt as how to proceed with a task or how something is supposed to work on my new wheel, I check with this book . It also comes in handy for in put at our spinning group. If there is a question we consult The Big Book. This book will remain on my book shelf as long as I am a spinner.

(Posted on 10/8/11)