So I'm hunting all over the place to see if any libraries in my area are carrying spinning books, and naturally there's only one that I can find. So I'm planning to run out to the library in a few minutes and pick up Spin It, but before I do, I thought I'd make a quick post. The book I'm hunting for is Intertwined. Normally I'd just buy it, but the ones I've found are upwards of thirty bucks. I may wind up having my dad buy a $15 copy off Amazon anyway.
And now to the main reason for the thread! While peeking around on the forum, I found quite a few threads about spinning books, and I thought I'd consolidate them for easy reference. So, a list.
"Spin it" and other book resources
The complete spinning book by Candace Crockett.
What books are MUST HAVES if you want to spin creatively?
books on spinning
books on spinning?
re: spinning is hard
A lot of these cover the same books, so I thought I'd list the books mentioned in the posts in this thread as well. UPDATE: Added some more books and comments on them from people. I'll keep updating the first post for ease of access.
Spin to Knit - Shannon Okey
The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being a Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinion on the Noble Art and Craft - Alden Amos (This book still intimidates me! -mullerslanefarm)
Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning - Judith MacKenzie McCuin
Spinning Designer Yarns - Diane Varney
Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns and Creative Spinning - Lexi Boeger (I've only gotten to flip through this one, but what I saw was the most useful and helpful stuff I've seen in a spinning book thus far. -SpecialKRJ)
Spin It: Making Yarn from Scratch - Lee Raven
Color In Spinning - Deb Menz (IMHO, the best book about carding for rovings -mullerslanefarm)
The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting - Lynne Vogel
Hands On Spinning - Lee Raven
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn - Carol Kroll
Handspun Revolution - Lexi Boeger
In Sheep's Clothing: A Handspinner's Guide to Wool - Nola Fournier and Jane Fournier
The Spinner's Companion - Bobby Irwin
Spinning in the Old Way: How (and Why) To Make Your Own Yarn With A High-Whorl Handspindle - Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts
Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn, by Maggie Casey (super place to start, for both spindle & wheel...I took classes with Maggie, and this book is her Beginning Spinning class in book form. AWESOME! -nicolassa)
The Encyclopedia of Handspinning, by Mabel Ross (talk about thorough!! -nicolassa)
Productive Spindling, by Amelia Garropoli (this one's new, and wonderfully exhaustive on the topic of using a drop spindle -nicolassa)
The Intentional Spinner: A Holistic Approach to Making Yarn, by Judith MacKenzie McCuin (geared toward the intermediate spinner...read this one after you've read Start Spinning -nicolassa)
Spin Control by Amy King
Respect The Spindle by Abby Franquemont