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BOOKS AND DVDS FOR SPINNING
at Apple Hollow Farm


These are our recommendations for the best instructional books and dvds for spinning. Please visit often as selections are added frequently.


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ashfordbookofspinning

ASHFORD BOOK OF SPINNING by Anne Field
Although written specifically for the Ashford wheel, the material included here is so basic and so well presented that it would benefit any spinner. Further, it goes well beyond simply providing instructions for spinning. There are chapters on dyeing, felting, and instructions for making projects using handspun yarns. There are sweaters and scarves, mittens and booties, and more. Illustrated. $27


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HANDS ON SPINNING by Lee Raven
In this book, you'll find much of what you'll need to know to start spinning unique, beautiful, high-quality yarns for your knitting, crocheting, or weaving. With very clear directions and excellent diagrams, this book is a must for any beginner spinner. Our best-selling spinning book, we feel this is the best and most practical one! Sorry, sold out.


start spinning

START SPINNING by Maggie Casey
Make the yarn of your dreams! You can buy yarn anywhere, but spinners know that the best yarn is the kind you make for yourself. Start Spinning takes you from loose fiber to yarn made on a spindle and spinning wheel, with friendly advice and a sure hand at every step. Developed over two decades of teaching beginners, Maggie Casey's techniques and tidbits will have you creating delightful yarns to knit, weave, crochet and admire. $21.95


creative spinning

CREATIVE SPINNING by Alison Daykin & Jane Deane
The authors, who have decades of experience spinning, weaving, and dyeing, show how easy it can be to create personalized and gorgeous skeins of one of a kind fibers. Designed for complete beginners, this attractive guide offers 30 beautiful projects that teach a repertoire of skills on both the hand spindle and spinning wheel. It starts with simple, basic combing, twisting, plying, and finishing, then goes on to offer a primer on working with fibers. All the chapters are organized by yarn type, including short wool and down, medium fine wool, long wool and luster, hill and mountain, rare wool, animal hair, silk, and vegetable fiber. $14.95

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TEACH YOURSELF VISUALLY HANDSPINNING by Judith MacKenzie McCuin
With its soothing, meditative effect, hand spinning is a relaxing hobby, and the beautiful yarns you create are an even better reward. This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. Whether you use an inexpensive hand spindle or spin on a spinning wheel, stick with wool or try alpaca, cashmere, or cotton, you'll learn how to create fun, original, one of a kind yarns that you can knit or weave into truly unique, handmade, and all-natural creations. $21.99

spinning wheels and accessories book

SPINNING WHEELS AND ACCESSORIES by Dave Pennington & Michael Taylor
This is the definitive book on antique spinning wheels, giving a good idea of the many different styles and nationalities of antique spinning wheels, dates produced, and even a bit about the rarity and value, based upon the authors' experience. You'll find an incredible number of excellent photographs of antique spinning wheels and accessories. Hardcover, $59.95




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A NO-LATHE SAXONY-STYLE SPINNING WHEEL CONSTRUCTION MANUAL by Richard and Myrna Schneider.
This is a modified, modernized version of the traditional Saxony spinning wheel. With clear, measured drawings, photographs, and step-by-step instructions, the authors take you through the entire construction process. $7.95 while supplies last.


smalluprightspinningwheelmanual

SMALL UPRIGHT SPINNING WHEEL CONSTRUCTION MANUAL by Richard and Myrna Schneider.
This charming diminutive wheel is compact and easily portable. Measured drawings, photographs and detailed, step-by-step instructions help you every step of the way. You do need a lathe to make this wheel. $7.95




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Mac This page last updated: 31 March 2017