The Alden Amos big book of handspinning
Alden Amos shares his deep knowledge of wheel mechanics, spinning fibers, wheel construction, and yarn, as well as a wealth of spinning history and traditions. Every aspect of handspinning is explored, including dissolving lanolin, washing fleece, rotating wheel position, and choosing types of wool. Also discussed are various hand positions, which can result in everything from smooth, fine thread to funky, bulky yarn.
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The Alden Amos Big Book of HandspinningUser Review - John Sandstrom - Book Verdict
This spinner's bible is a compendium of the teaching, stories, and experiences Amos has had with various other spinners and builders during the course of his decades-long career. Enjoy as a straight through read, or use as an encyclopedia to find just the information you need. Read full review
Review: The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being A Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinions On the Noble Art & CraftUser Review - Michele - Goodreads
Overall, the book provides a lot of useful information. However, Alden definitely expresses his opinions and personal preferences about spinning and spinning wheels through. For example he expresses a ... Read full review
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