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Respect the Spindle eBook

Now in an easy-to-download eBook, Respect the Spindle is perfect for any spinner with a growing collection of spindles or even just a dowel, with step-by-step photography with detailed illustrations, making the spindle spinning techniques clear to even the novice spinner.
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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!

Spin in more places ith the handy Respect the Spindle eBook!

Table of Contents
Introduction
Spindle Anatomy
Getting Started
What About The Wheel?
Fine Tuning
Spindle Productivity
Plying
Your Spindle Lifestyle
Five Spindle-Spun Projects
Bibliography
Index
Preview
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, Spindlecity, and Twist Collective.
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Respect the Spindle is really lovely.  It's perfect if you've always wanted to spin but were intimidated by spinning wheels because it makes the whole process a lot more elemental.  Perfect for even the novice spinner!” –The Purl Bee 
 
 “It's a comprehensive guide to using a drop spindle and it starts at the very beginning, which is perfect for a total novice like me.” – Canadian Living craft blog
 
"I have a decent assortment of spinning books, including some excellent ones that focus on spindles, but this book blows them away." — KnittingScholar.com
 
"A great choice for those new to spinning and those who might feel cheated because their budget or their living arrangements make a wheel an impossibility." — About.com Guide to Knitting
 
"The instructions are very well done, nothing is rushed and there are good photos of everything you need.  I'd happily recommend this to a beginner." — YarnMaker

SKU: EP3852

Author/Speaker/Editor: Abby Franquemont

Format: eBook

ISBN 13: 9781596685147