Books and DVDs
By Amelia Garripoli
Productive Spindling explores spindle spinning in the 21st century! Learn top whorl, bottom whorl and Turkish spindle methods and amp up your techniques for efficiency – with tricks that make productivity fun!
8 1/2″ x 11″
Over 120 photos and drawings on 52 pages.
Printed in Sequim WA.
Spindlers will find many useful tips for all kinds of fiber, on spindle choice, drafting, joins, plying and finishing. Productive Spindling is packed with photos to show technique, spindles, yarn, and finished items by the author and the worldwide spindling community.
“Every spindler should have this right next to his/her favorite spinning chair. Reading Productive Spindling is like having some quality spinning time with a great teacher. For beginners and experts alike, Productive Spindling is an excellent reference compiled from years of spindling and teaching spindling. Thank you, Amelia!“
Tips & Techniques
By Elaine Benfatto
$10 plus shipping
Elaine Benfatto‘s charkha “tips and techniques” DVD is a wonderful guide to charkha spinning for beginners and experienced charkha users alike. She covers everything from basic fiber preparation ideas and what fibers to spin on a charkha, to positions and techniques for faster and more consistent results.
Elaine has given charkha seminars and other fiber workshops at sheep and wool festivals throughout the northeastern United States.
on the Charkha
By Eileen Hallman
$34.95 plus shipping
Eileen Hallman’s much-loved Charkha 101 and 201 classes are now available on DVD. This tutorial features 90 minutes of Eileen’s clear, concise and easy to follow instruction for spinning on the book-size charkha.
Eileen, director of New World Textiles, is a well known instructor for charkha spinning workshops.