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Book "Cotton, Flax, Hemp - the practical spinner's


"Cotton, Flax, Hemp" by Stephanie Gaustad is part of the series 'practical spinner's guide'. If you spin wool, but would love to learn to spin plant fibers...this is the perfect place to start. Judith MacKenzie wrote the forward. Don't skip it or you will miss out on wonderful stories.

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These ancient fibers have a very long history. Now it is your turn to give them a spin. Stephanie has a way of teaching that is easy to follow and understand, these fibers will become as familiar to you as wool. The book has many line drawings as well as photographs. There are Q and A sections throughout.

She explains the characteristics, how to grow, harvest and process your own fiber for spinning. The sections on wheel maintenance and adjustments will help introduce a smooth transition as far as learning to spin a new fiber. Stephanie is very thorough in showing you how to use various types of spindles. Then learn how to use the yarn you spun for knitting and weaving.

Nothing is left out. If you want to learn about cotton, flax and hemp and spinning it on a spindle or wheel...this is the book to own.



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