The Alden Amos big book of handspinning

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Interweave Press, May 1, 2001 - Crafts & Hobbies - 480 pages
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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 Handspinning

User 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 & Craft

User 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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About the author (2001)

Alden Amos has been building spinning wheels for nearly 40 years and is the author of Spinning Wheel Primer and the coauthor of 101 Questions for Spinners. He lives in Jackson, California.

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