Spinning is a practical, fascinating and satisfying hobby with continuing appeal in an age of mass production. It is a comprehensive spinning primer written by a leading New Zealand spinner with an international reputation as a teacher and craftsperson. This book describles a physical skill clearly and concisely and her instructions are illustrated by over one hundred step-by-step photographs and diagrams. In addition to advice on spinning wool with a variety of techniques, she offers chapters on the use of other fibers and novelty yarns, and on dyeing. There is also an introduction to the craft of felting and a useful selection of patterns for knitting , crocheting and weaving your own handspun yarn.