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Old 10-19-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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What are some good books for research into spinning, spinning wheels, and fiber-y things? I am still interested in starting, but I want to get a lot more info, and have the resources at my fingertips. Suggestions?
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Old 10-19-2006, 10:49 PM   #2
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I don't own any myself but I did borrow Spinning in the Old way from the library and thought that it was very helpful. I know that I have heard of a few from others but I don't remember the names off the top of my head. Also I joined Spindlers on yahoo. They are a lot of help.
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Old 10-20-2006, 05:47 AM   #3
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I too am on spindlers. I lurk a lot and absorb great info. As for books, um.....not really sure. I haven't found a book with lots of spinning info. The best book I've come across is Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook. It covers lots of spinning info concerning socks. A lot can be used for other projects as well though.

May I suggest instead of a book try Spin Off mag subscription. Great info and inspiration there.

I can suggest these free links though...

http://find.mapmuse.com/re1/mmHomeBrands.php
Find a spin group near you. Best info comes from them hands down. My group doesn't care if you have a wheel or not. Many are just knitters and weavers.

http://www.hjsstudio.com/tutorials.html

http://www.fuzzygalore.biz/articles/sheep_breeds.shtml

http://www.icanspin.com/

http://www.interweave.com/spin/resources.asp

http://spindlicity.com/spring2006/index.shtml

http://www.joyofhandspinning.com/
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I thought "Spin It" by Lee Raven was really helpful.
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Old 10-20-2006, 09:41 AM   #5
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Yay Hildie!! I'm going to start too!

I just bought "Spin to Knit" and since I don't know how to spin, I don't know if these experienced gals would like it, but I found it to be pretty informative, along with having pretty pictures!

I also picked up a copy of Spin It. I'm going to have to subscribe I think
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The Alden Amos Big Book of spinning is on amazon.com for cheap and ships fast, it is the thickest spinning book around, basically a spinning bible of sorts!
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Mr. Amos' is probably the most complete and comprehensive, but if I would have started with that book, I would have never started to spin.

I recommend Carol Kroll's,The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn

And 'Spinning for Speed and Softness' by Paula Simmons

Once the fiber bug takes hold, check out "In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool" by Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier

Then when you want to play with color, check out Deb Menz' "Color in Spinning"
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Wow!!!! Thanks everyone!!!! You're such a great group of enablers!!!
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