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Hand Woolcombing and Spinning

£45.00

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Here is a book for hand-spinners who aspire to a high standard of professional excellence in their work. The book rediscovers many of the old methods and applies modern technologocial principles to the forgotten trade of woolcombing. It explains how to make the tools, how to prepare, dye and blend the fibre, and finally how to spin a worsted yarn of controlled quality and specification. the serious student of spinning will find vital information on how much twist to give a yarn for a stated end use; how much oil to apply to raw, sourced fibre; how to assess the suitability of a spinning-wheel for a specific type of yarn, and how to produce a yarn to internationally-accepted standards.
The author has more than ten years of self-directed apprenticeship to the trade of spinning wheel making and worsted spinning, and applied many years' experience as a photo journalist in the commercial textile industry. As a result, this book is able to boast a simple, easy-to-follow instructions process by which he has achieved the outstanding quality of his own spun yarns.

This book is in fine condition, although the inside page has a library card holder, this is due to the fact it is an ex-library book. Inside page ink stamped with Cheshire Library stamp dated 1985. Scratches on front and back cover. The bottom of the book contains sellotape residue.

Item details

Author(s):
Teal, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1979 (Reprint)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0713716452
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Blandford Press
Title:
Hand Woolcombing and Spinning - A Guide To Worsteds From The Spinning-Wheel

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Here is a book for hand-spinners who aspire to a high standard of professional excellence in their work. The book rediscovers many of the old methods and applies modern technologocial principles to the forgotten trade of woolcombing. It explains how to make the tools, how to prepare, dye and blend the fibre, and finally how to spin a worsted yarn of controlled quality and specification. the serious student of spinning will find vital information on how much twist to give a yarn for a stated end use; how much oil to apply to raw, sourced fibre; how to assess the suitability of a spinning-wheel for a specific type of yarn, and how to produce a yarn to internationally-accepted standards.
The author has more than ten years of self-directed apprenticeship to the trade of spinning wheel making and worsted spinning, and applied many years' experience as a photo journalist in the commercial textile industry. As a result, this book is able to boast a simple, easy-to-follow instructions process by which he has achieved the outstanding quality of his own spun yarns.

This book is in fine condition, although the inside page has a library card holder, this is due to the fact it is an ex-library book. Inside page ink stamped with Cheshire Library stamp dated 1985. Scratches on front and back cover. The bottom of the book contains sellotape residue.

Author(s):
Teal, Peter
Condition:
Fine
Edition:
1979 (Reprint)
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0713716452
Number of pages:
184
Publisher:
Blandford Press
Title:
Hand Woolcombing and Spinning - A Guide To Worsteds From The Spinning-Wheel

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