Hands On Spinning

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By Lee Raven

In Hands On Spinning, you’ll find all you need to know to spin unique, beautiful high-quality yarns for your knitting, weaving, crocheting, and other yarn crafts. In addition, you’ll acquire a skill that offers pleasure, a sense of accomplishment, and creative satisfaction. With Lee Raven as your guide, you begin with the basics, including:

  • understanding the spinning process
  • building a simple spindle
  • spinning on a treadle wheel

You’ll soon be ready to

  • choose an appropriate wheel
  • prepare and spin wool, cotton, linen, and other fibres
  • make your handspun yarns into useful and attractive pieces

Photos and illustrations, clear step-by-step instructions, and inspiring pieces you can make yourself will help you spin—and use your yarns—with confidence and skill.

More About Lee Raven

Lee Raven is a former systems analyst who helped found the Bay Area Spinner's Textile Study Group and organise the Northern California Spinner's gathering, and is for