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Wife of jailed Palestinian learns craft to support seven children

gulfnews.com - Apr 24, 2017
Ramallah: Necessity is truly the mother of invention in the case of Lamiya Mustafa Hasanain, who quickly had to learn and master tailoring, embroidery, knitting and wool spinning to provide for her seven children after Israeli occupation forces ...

Spring Fling highlights talents of WV Heritage Crafts Coop

The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration) - Apr 23, 2017
There were heritage craft demonstrations, including basket-weaving by Martha Heeson, as well as wool spinning with Angora rabbit fur. Fran Lopez performed music on the banjomer and mountain lap dulcimer. Mary Matheny, co-op secretary, said the Spring ...

Early Iron Club cancels Threshing Bee

Daily Record-News - Apr 15, 2017
The Threshing Bee and Antique Equipment Show gives visitors an up-close look at equipment and tractors that date to the early 1900s. In the past, demonstrations have included wool spinning, old-time grain grinding, steam engines, potato digging and more.

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Wool Spinning books

Yarnitecture: A Knitter's Guide to Spinning: Building Exactly the Yarn You Want

by: Jillian Moreno
Create your dream yarn! Discover the pleasures of designing and building custom-made yarn by spinning it yourself, choosing everything from color to feel and gauge. Jillian Moreno leads you through every step of yarn construction, with detailed instructions and step-by-step photos showing you how to select the fiber you want (wool, cotton, silk, synthetic), establish a foundation, and spin a beautiful yarn with the structure, texture, and color pattern that you want. In addition to teaching you the techniques you need for success, Moreno also offers 12 delicious original patterns from prominent designers, each one showcasing hand-spun yarns.
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The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn

by: Carol Kroll
The ancient craft of spinning is becoming increasingly popular with today's modern craft enthusiasts as it provides a method of creating unique, personal and unusual yarns that can be used in contemporary weaving, knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery and macramé. It is a highly creative craft, yet simple to learn, and therein lies both its fascination and challenge. The story of spinning is interwoven with the history of man. The first attempt at spinning probably consisted of twisting animal fibers with suitable plant material.
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The New Zealand Woolcraft Book: Spinning, Dying, Weaving

by: Constance Jackson, Judith Plowman
This book is for beginners in the ancient handcrafts of spinning, dying and weaving, and has been compiled especially for those readers who cannot have the benefit of regular personal tuition but must rely on printed words and illustrations. Includes information on the various sheep breeds and the specialized uses to which their fleeces are best suited. The different types of wheels and looms, their respective advantages and limitations for the beginner are fully discussed and illustrated, and lists of points to watch for when buying them will save the purchaser from making costly mistakes.
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The Practical Spinners Guide: Wool Spinning Book

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Hands (Wool Spinning in Donegal)

Filmed in 1978 in Kilcar and Carrick.


Traditional wool spinning with Susanna Anker in her home in West - Clare, Ireland. A Seabass Production.

Wool spinning by hand

Kay Anderson shows us how wool is spun in the traditional way.