The Ashford Book of SpinningBook - 2007
'If, through this book, you achieve a sense of accomplishment while mastering a relaxing and useful craft, I will have done my work.' Anne Field Spinning is a practical and creatively satisfying hobby with continuing appeal, especially in this age of mass production. The Ashford Book of Spinning is a comprehensive spinning guide written by a leading New Zealand spinner and weaver. The author, Anne Field, has an international reputation as a first-class teacher, writer and superb craftsperson. Anne Field's instructions are clearly written and easy to understand, and are illustrated with over one hundred step-by-step photographs and diagrams. Her text is inspirational and encouraging, and will appeal to the novice as well as to those who wish to increase their knowledge. In addition to advice on spinning wool with a variety of techniques, Anne Field offers chapters on the use of other fibres and yarns, and on dyeing. There is also an introduction to the craft of felting and a useful selection of patterns for knitting, crocheting and weaving your own handspun yarn.First published in 1986, The Ashford Book of Spinning has been sold all over the world and is widely regarded as the foremost text on the subject. This revised edition introduces the latest techniques and equipment, and includes a range of new projects using handspun wool and other fibres.