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Book Recommendations

There are many books available on spinning, here are a few of our recommendations.

Fleece and Fiber

The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook - Deborah Ronson and Carol Ekarius

Drop Spindle

Spinning in the old way - Priscilla A Gibson-Roberts


Hands on Spinning - Lee Raven

Combined Crafts

The Weaving, Spinning and Dyeing Book - Rachel Brown (look out for copies 2nd hand) 

Creating Yarns

Natural Dyeing

Natural Dyes - Judy Hardman (a lovely member of the Hampshire Guild of WSD, where Dawn is a member)


The Journal - quarterly magazine published by the Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

Spin Off - American magazine. Interesting articles, tutorials and patterns. Some articles available to view online. Potential to see these at libraries which is what I do

Yarnmaker - UK magazine