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Long Thread Media

A Handspindle Treasury: Spindle Spinning eBook

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Learn everything you need to be successful at creating yarn on various types of spindles. Orginally published as a book by the same title, this eBook has collected articles from Spin-Off Magazine from the past 30 years that discuss the various types of spindle spinning around the world.

Articles in this eBook include:

  • Hooked Stick--learn about the earliest form of spindles.
  • Drop Spindle Basics--gain knowledge you need to start working with a drop spindle, from selection to spinning to plying.


    The High-Whorl Spindle--discover the joyws as well as techniques for using a high-whorl spindle.
  • Hand Mechanics--illustrated diagrams aid in teaching ways to hold your hands while using a spindle to avoid wrist pain.


    Spinning with a Supported Spindle--learn the advantages of working with a supported spindle, plus discover how to create one at home.
  • Spinning on a Tahkli Spindle--find out how to spin yarn on a supported spindle that originated in India.