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"Spinning and Spinning Wheels" traces the evolution of the ancient skill of spinning, from the early spindle, through the introduction of the wool and the flax wheel, to the numerous variations of the wheel in Europe and North America. The author surveys these different models and explains the principles of spinning that have essentially remained the same for generations. Providing insight into the mechanics of the U-flyer and the tools and accessories used in the craft, this volume is a timeless and valuable source of information to craftsmen, collectors and historians.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780852634691
ISBN-10: 0852634692
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 5mm)
Pages: 32
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 31-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Eliza Leadbeater

Eliza Leadbeater is a handspinner who has earned a world-wide reputation for her contribution to the craft. She has researched the development of textile hand tools and cottage industries and is the author of Handspinning, a recognized classic among instruction books. For over a decade she lived in a cottage in Cheshire where she designed and manufactured equipment for handspinning, weaving and dyeing. Products she designed are in use all over the world. In the 1980s she returned to the United States and lives in New Hampshire.