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« on: January 22, 2009 04:55:25 AM »

Hey there fellow Arizona Craftsters. I'm looking to buy my first spinning wheel for DIY yarns and was wondering if any of you knew where I might go to look at or purchase one in Tucson. If I can't find one, I would like to at least buy some wool roving and try hand spinning on a whorl. I've checked Michaels and Jo'Anns but no luck.
I have also been to every Bookmans in town looking for Amigurumi books but haven't had any luck in that subject either. Buying new just isn't in my budget right now. I'm really starting to feel saddened by all these dead ends. Now to make it a bit worse, Value Village on 4th Ave. is being greatly down-sized and most of their stock has depleted.

If any one can help me out with a location or even a name of a wool store I'd appreciated it. Thank you! ~V

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2009 10:44:41 AM »

Hallo there! Fellow Tucsonan looking to help you out a little! There's a place I could recommend for the spinning wheel (I asked a friend and she told me about it, I personally don't know much about making yarn...)

Grandma's Spinning Wheel on Tanque Verde:

Also, you might want to check out the Tucson Handweavers and Spinners Guild. They might have some resources (again reccommended by my friend):

As for looking fro used books and equpiment, have you tried the Tanque Verde Swapmeet? I mean, it's a long shot, but you never know what you might find! Spinning wheels might be there! Maybe even books! And if money is an issue I'd check the public libraries for crochet books. I know I've seen Creepy Cute at the Columbus branch. I actually lucked out and found my own copy of Creepy Cute at Bookman's, but they seem to lack any amount of crochet books.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2009 12:59:02 AM »

This does help, thanks. I've been trying to look at the Swap Meet lately but no suck luck. Really nice Vintage/antique singers sewing machines but no books or Spinning materials.  I think I will try Grandma's out, hopefully I can try at Bookman's again next month and find something. Thanks again!  Tongue

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