“Loving wool and all its needleworking implications, such as crocheting and knitting, doesn’t necessarily add up to a love for its cousin, spinning. ‘It’s costly,’ say the nay-sayers. ‘Requires too much equipment and knowledge,’ insist others. Answering all these negative reactions with an updated, easy-to-use manual is British crafter and author Martineau. Her approach is simple. She streamlines the information and shows critical instructions – dyeing, using different spindles. And finishing the yarn – in colorful step-by-step photographs. Basic troubleshooting tips demystify and solve common issues. Plus, her response to equipment expense is to make your own. A separate section on selling handmade yarn, with tips on photography, shipping, handling, and managing online sales gives even rank amateurs a chance to aspire to turning pro.” – Booklist