Category Archives: Book Reviews

Review: The Long Thread

As you all know, I love taking time to review new literature that comes out in the spinning world. I just got my pre-order of The Long Thread and I am not disappointed. Long Thread Media recently published this collection of articles featuring a number of unusual fibers and spinning techniques. This may be one

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My Philosophy on Reviewing Books

As I continue to review fiber books here, I feel that it is important for me to express my philosophy about the review process.  I recognize that I am a harsh critic.  It is one of the reasons I was selected to represent the Kansas Library Association on the William Allen White Kansas state award selection

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Review: How to Spin by Beth Smith

Audience: Beginning Spinners How to Spin: From Choosing a Spinning Wheel to Making Yarn by Beth Smith is a beginning spinner book with a focus on using a wheel instead of a spindle. Each chapter builds on the previous, beginning with an overview of spinning, then a general description of wheels, sections describing fiber preparations and drafting

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