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Here it is! How to Spin from the Storey Publishing Storey Basics collection.

how to spin

From the publisher: Expert Beth Smith teaches you everything you need to know to spin your own yarn, from choosing a spinning wheel to every stage of preparing your fiber, plying, winding off, and finishing. Fully illustrated step-by-step instructions make it simple and easy!

And a review from Goodreads:

Melanie rated it it was amazing 5 Stars

I wish I’d had this book when I had my first wheel – so clear! Although I’m more experienced now, this book taught me nuances I still hadn’t quite understood, from the differences amongst tensioning systems to what spinning from the fold really entails. What a splendid new resource!

Thank you, NetGalley, for giving me an ARC of this book.

This book is $9.95 plus $6.00 for priority mail in the United States.

I’m very sorry but I can’t ship internationally at this time due to the high cost of postage to most Countries.

My first Book is the result of years of study, touching and working with wool from all of the sheep breeds I can get my hands on. It is a book about how to spin different yarns form different breeds of sheep to get the yarns you want for any project.

The title is

The Spinner’s Book of Fleece:

A Breed-by-Breed Guide to Choosing and Spinning the Perfect Fiber for Every Purpose


Here’s what the publisher says about it.

As spinners, knitters, and weavers know, the characteristics of fleece — its structure, grease content, and fiber diameter — vary widely depending on the breed of sheep the fleece comes from. These factors are crucial when you’re deciding how to spin your fleece and use your finished yarn. In this comprehensive reference, Beth Smith presents a thorough overview of 21 sheep breeds, including each breed’s characteristics and history, a photo of the animal and its locks, the best methods for washing its fleece, and specific techniques for preparing, spinning, and finishing the fleece. You’ll discover how to select the fleece that is best for your project and how to spin exactly the yarn you need.

Each book is be personally signed and shipped via USPS priority mail.

Please note if you would like a special inscription.

Price of the book is $29.95 plus a shipping charge of $6.00 if you are in the US.

If you are in Canada you may order the book and the shipping charge will be $19.

If you have an address in a country other than Canada or the US shipping charge will be $28.00.

A Paypal account is not necessary for placing an order. When you get to the check out page you would just enter your credit card information as you would on any store’s website.

Thank you so much!

Spinner’s Book of Fleece


8 Responses so far.

  1. […] Beth Smith – though maybe I’m biased because she was kind enough to let us take The Spinning Loft off her hands – is a talented teacher and artist. Check out her blog and see what her next classes are, and be sure to pre-order her upcoming book. […]

  2. […] I stay the course.  This is why I am thrilled to have my friend Beth Smith’s new book, “The Spinner’s Book of Fleece” land just at the right moment.  Beth gets fleece to yarn, and then to the projects that she […]

  3. […] my friend Cirilia Rose talk about color and her new book! Evenings were spent with Jackie, Abby, Beth, Jacey and Levi eating huge cuts of meat and other delicacies at the various amazing restaurants in […]

  4. […] This info was all adapted from Beth Smith’s book: The Spinner’s Book of Fleece […]

  5. […] many of them free — but I still recommend having an extensive library. The hot new release The Spinner’s Book of Fleece by Beth Smith (you can even get a signed copy). If your spinner doesn’t already have it, he […]

  6. […] passt es ganz gut, dass kürzlich wieder ein Spinnbuch herausgekommen ist, das sich mit dem Verspinnen der Wolle von unterschiedlichen Schafrassen befasst […]

  7. […] that am pretty “fan-girl” over.   Simply put, featuring Beth Smith , author of The Spinner’s Book of Fleece, here at Spin Artiste is a dream come true for me.  If you don’t know much about Beth yet, […]

  8. […] was actually the same process I used for writing my book. I had an outline which really was just a list of chapters. I wrote the breeds I wanted to use for […]