High Whorling: A Spinner's Guide to an Old World Skill
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On the subject of handspindles, high whorl and low whorl, Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts is unabashedly opinionated: the high whorl is superior and she shows why in this book.
High Whorlingis an inviting book for the new spinner, covering all aspects of spinning with the high whorl handspindle from fiber selection and preparation to detailed spinning technique. It is also the ideal guide for those with previous experience in low whorl or wheel spinning who wish to take up the high whorl. Spinners at all levels will want to study Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts in her (sometimes surprising) approach to fiber and spinning technique, her choice of hand tools, and her own carefully worked out methods of yarn finish. c1998.