Thank you for the free e-mag on spindle spinning! I haven't looked at it yet but if it's based on previous articles from Spin Off, it should be great -- but I wanted to say thank you.
It's a wonderful resource. Thanks Interweave Press!
We're so glad you like it! Let us know what other resources you'd like in this format and we'll see what we can do!
Liz GoodManaging Editor, Spin-Off
I want to thank you as well. Being a fairly new 'Spindler' I am sure your Ebook will be very helpful. I just got done reading 'Respect the Spindle' by Abby F.... which was very enlightening. I used to hate spindles but now I am addicted to them!
I also texted my fiber friends to alert them of your Ebook.
Is this the same thing as the Ebook that is available? If not is the emag still available? I am still new to spinning and am always looking for good resources.
Hello Spinning in Florida,
Our spinning eMags (SpinKnit and Colorways, along with some knitting eMags) can be found in the Spinning Daily Shop at:
All of our free spinning eBooks can be found at:
I hope this helps, please let me know if you have further questions.
Yes the mag is great.
Can anyone recommend good books on spinning with spindles?? I use Abby Franquemonts book a lot, its a bit like a spinners bible. But other good resources would be great, as a lot of things seem to be based on wheels
I also started with Abby Franquemont's book which is great. The other two that I bought that have been extremely helpful are these and they are my go-to books:
Spinning In The Old Way by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, and Productive Spindling by Amelia Garripoli .
Don't assume that because Garripoli's book is thin or wire bound that it isn't also packed with information. The author simply boils down the information to that which is essential and It is very informative. The illustrations are are in black and white or even hand drawn, but they are effective. One of the parts that I found really helpful was the discussion and drawings of what a skein of yarn looks like pre- and post-washing when underplied and overplied. This, more than anything else I've read, helped me to produce very nicely balanced yarns.
I too am addicted to spindles. I started with them and still revert back to them most weeks. I have a bad habit of looking for the best most lovely fiber and then keep it for the spindle as its too lovely to put through the spinning wheel. Just being able to take the time and enjoy the fiber on spindles makes me smile when my husband sees yet another wool shop. Lol.
Hi from Australia
I found Abby Franquemonts book and DVD is one of the best informed info around. Another I found is a book called Spindle Treasury - Spindle spinning. Or try looking for any info from Maggie Casey. The best info you could find is in your own hands. Just keep practicing and soon you will be spinning miles of yarn. You will find what you like just by keeping a spindle in your hands for about 30 minutes a day.
Good luck from Australia
You are my hero. I feel the same way about my spindle and fiber.