NHS&DG Library Book List

Spinning Books

The Essentials of Yarn Design for Handspinners by Mabel Ross, 1983
The Spinner’s Workshop by John Mercer, 1978
Spinning and Weaving with Wool by Paula Simmons, 1978
Color in Spinning by Deb Menz, 1998
Fleece and Fiber Source Book by Robson & Ekarim
The Essentials of Yarn Design for Handspinners, by Mabel Ross, l983
Spin Control, Techniques for Spinning the Yarn You Want by Amy King, 2009
Spinning Designer Yarns, Diane Varney, 1987
Spinning in the Old Way, Priscilla Gibson-Roberts, 2006 (drop spindle)
The Spinner’s Companion, Bobbie Irwin, 2001
No Idle Hands, Stories and History of Spinning; Abridged Audiobook on CD
Phamplets by Patsy Sue Zawistodki:
     Awesome Angora, Bunny Fibers
     Boucle, Plying Against a Thread
     Dealing with Downy Fibers
      Handspinning Cotton, the Last Great Frontier
     Spinning Luxury Hair Fibers
     Understanding High Tech Fibers, Rayons, Nylon, Polyesters
     and more

Dyeing Books

A Dyer’s Garden by Rita Buchanan, 1995
Dyes and Dyeing by Charles E.     Pellew, 1913
Indigo, Madder and Marigold by Trudy Van Stralen, 1993
Nature’s Colors, Dyes from Plants by Ida Grae, 1974
The Red Dyes: Cochineal, Madder and Murex
Purple by Gosta Sandberg, 1994
Traditional Scottish Dyes and How to Make Them by Jean Fraser, 1983
Notebook of Dye Samples from Robin Russo’s workshop

Knitting Books

Bag Style by Pam Allen & Ann Budd, 2007
25 Bags to Knit by Emma Young, 2004
Ethnic Socks & Stockings by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts 1995
Felted Crochet by Jane Davis, 2005
Fine & Fanciful Hats to Knit by Anna Zilboorg, 1997
Knitting for Anarchists, Anna Zilboorg, 2002
Knitting in Plain English by Maggie Righetti, l986
Meg Swansen’s Knitting by Meg Swansen, 1999
Mostly Mittens by Charlene Schurch, 1998
Traditional Fair Isle Knitting by Sheila McGregor, 1993
The Natural Knitter – How to Choose, Use and Knit Natural from Alpaca to Yak  by Barbara Albright   2007


Ply, Issue 1, Summer 2013
Ply, Autumn 2014
Ply, Spring 2017
Ply, Summer 2017
Spin-Off Magazines (misc.)
Vogue Knitting, Fall 2004

Miscellaneous Books

Taylor’s Guide to Herbs, 1995
Textiles in Early New England: Design, Production and Consuption, The Dublin Seminar for New England Folklife, Annual Proceedings, 1979
Textiles in New England II, Four Centuries of Material Life, The Dublin Seminar for New England
Folklife, Annual Proceedings, 1999
Wool Gathering and Sheep Raising in Old New England by Elizabeth Gemming, 1979


A Spinners Toolbox, with Judith MacKenzie
Dyeing in the Kitchen, with  Deb Menz
Drafting—The Long and the Short of It, Abby Franquemont
How I Spin with Rita Buchanan
12 (Plus!) Ways to Spin Batts, Jillian Moreno
Spin To Weave:  Making Unique Cloth from Your Handspun Yarn, Sara Lamb
Wild Fibers

VHS Tapes

Fundamentals of Handspinning, with Rachel Brown
Spinning Cotton, Silk and Flax, with Patsy Zawistoski Wolf in the Fold, a BBC Special  from PBS
The Joy of Spinning by Marilyn Kluger, 1971
The Spinner’s Workshop by John Mercer, 1978
Spinning and Weaving the Ashford Way

To borrow an item from the library, please contact:
Linda Sorensen
PO Box 198
Eaton Center, NH 03832 (603) 447-4844