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'A veritable encyclopedia of spinning know-how, this book has been written with the beginner in mind, but even experienced spinners will find plenty of helpful new hints & tips. Renouf-Miller starts with spinning history, moves to the tools of spinning, and gradually draws the reader into the world of fibre - choosing the right ones, preparation, spinning both on a wheel and a spindle, plying, finishing, alternative fibres, and what to do with your handspun yarns. She has chosen to break the chapters down into short titled sections that make for clarity and easy reading. Her explanations are detailed, precise and easy-to-follow, and are supported with over 100 black-and-white photographs that have been carefully selected and composed to complement the text. Renouf-Miller is an experienced teacher, and this is the perfect book for someone new to the world of spinning. Her comprehensive instructions allow new spinners to get started with the minimum of equipment and give those who have a wheel already a full understanding of its operation. In addition, the chapter on 'other fibres' offers a wealth of information about fibres as diverse as yak and SeaCell, as well as information on the preparation and spinning of silk for the more seasoned spinner. With its wealth of information and encouraging approach, I would highly recommend this book to any spinner'
Review - Spin-Off Magazine
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