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Long Thread Media

A Handspindle Treasury: Spinning Around the World eBook

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Originally 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:

  • The Turkish Spindle--a unique little spindle that allows you to create a ball of yarn as you spin.
  • Akha spindle--a small supported spindle used by the Akha people in Southeast Asia.
  • The High-Whorl Lap Spindle--Iceland holds a spinning secret for creating soft handspun yarn with spindles.
  • Russia's Renowned Shawls--get the spinning story behind the beloved shawls of Orenburg, Russia.
  • Andean Spinning--take a look at one of the many ways the people of the Andes mountain region use spindles to create yarn.
  • Navajo Spinning--learn how to spin and ply yarn the Navajo way on a long-shaft, supported spindle.