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dj524
Warming Up

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 03/29/2006 :  10:26:26 PM  Show Profile Send dj524 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm looking for this book and read it was supposed to be reprinted. I haven't been able to find it as such, anyone know of someplace to get it (other than amazon where it's $40)?

Donna

jen.j
New Pal

Canada
3 Posts

Posted - 03/30/2006 :  08:46:48 AM  Show Profile Send jen.j a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Checkout http://www.patgreencarders.com/about.htm : "Now reprinted: Paula’s book ‘Spinning for Softness and Speed’ detailing the one-hand soft-yard method for controlling twist and yarn size. $20 US including postage." (Paula Simmons is Pat Green's partner.)

The phone number for ordering is 1-877-898-2273
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dj524
Warming Up

USA
54 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  5:08:29 PM  Show Profile Send dj524 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks, found it!!

Donna
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Becky in MO
Seriously Hooked

769 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  6:08:08 PM  Show Profile  Send Becky in MO a Yahoo! Message Send Becky in MO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Do you have any idea what this book is about? (just curious).
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KromGal
Gabber Extraordinaire

594 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  7:44:21 PM  Show Profile Send KromGal a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sure. It's a seldom taught method or technique that Paula calls "one of the five basic" spinning techniques. It's a one-handed, or point of contact method that, when mastered, enables the spinner to spin faster, better, softer yarn. She claims you can conquer "overtwist" in a day and even learn to spin without looking! I keep trying....
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Becky in MO
Seriously Hooked

769 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2006 :  06:41:33 AM  Show Profile  Send Becky in MO a Yahoo! Message Send Becky in MO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I did an interlibrary loan. I don't know if my library will be able to find it or not. They are notorious on sending me alot of letters saying they aren't able to find some books I want to read. Ugh!
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gwenith
Chatty Knitter

USA
126 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2006 :  11:41:41 AM  Show Profile Send gwenith a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I do hope you can see a copy soon.
It, and using a supported spindle, and a book charka made me a spinner.

Spinning was my basic rehab after a massive bleed brain attack. By watching my left hand long draw, I got motor control back. I didn't get back most of the sensory perception.

Years before, I had used the lofty, air trapping long draw spin, ply, knit yarns to re-educate those who thought wool had to be heavy on old arthritic shoulders.

Eventually, It was the basic foundation for my worsted and semi-worsted lace wt yarns.

Would a lys, teacher, crafting group have a copy in their personal library? Check the thrift stores for books and tools too.
enjoy, :)gwenith
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azblueskies
Permanent Resident

2396 Posts

Posted - 05/11/2006 :  12:35:49 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'd buy anything that would guarantee I wouldn't over twist again.

azblue
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azblueskies
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2396 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2006 :  07:37:22 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How long did it take to get the book? I sent a check with a note to the address on their website on 8/10 so it's just been two weeks since mailing it, but I wondered how long it took others. Thanks!

azblue
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KathyR
Permanent Resident

New Zealand
2969 Posts

Posted - 08/24/2006 :  4:57:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit KathyR's Homepage Send KathyR a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought mine from Susan's Fiber Shop. I rang Paula Simmons for a copy but they don't sell overseas and she pointed me to Susan's. Very good, speedy service from Susan.

KathyR
Rudeness is the weak man's imitation of strength.
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BlueShadow1
New Pal

14 Posts

Posted - 08/28/2006 :  1:52:29 PM  Show Profile Send BlueShadow1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I can recommend Paula's technique. I got the book about a year ago and have really seen a difference in my spinning. I spin faster, in a more relaxed manner, and my yarn is more even with less effort, since I started using this method. I still can't spin without looking (and don't know if I ever will (grin!))
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azblueskies
Permanent Resident

2396 Posts

Posted - 08/29/2006 :  07:06:23 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My check was cashed yesterday so hopefully I'll receive the book soon. I'm looking forward to reading it.

azblue
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swanknitter
New Pal

Australia
2 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2006 :  07:50:43 AM  Show Profile  Visit swanknitter's Homepage Send swanknitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was a tad bit disappointed as it dictates a type of spinning which obviously a lot of spinners want to learn but I don't. I am one of those boring inch-worm worsted spinners and am happy doing it. I have no desire to learn to do this sort of spinning and if I could find where in this house the book went to hide from me I would offer it to a new home, I will never be as dedicated or as co-ordinated enough to spin for softness or speed.

Carol
swanknitter.blogspot.com
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diane leirer
Chatty Knitter

USA
299 Posts

Posted - 12/28/2006 :  3:28:11 PM  Show Profile Send diane leirer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I bought my copy from an Ebay seller. I paid 20-something dollars for it.
I just did a search before posting this--here is a seller offering three copies on Ebay:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SPINNING-FOR-SOFTNESS-AND-SPEED-PAULA-SIMMONS_W0QQitemZ280064128270QQihZ018QQcategoryZ36601QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
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melissajean
New Pal

USA
39 Posts

Posted - 10/19/2009 :  7:01:34 PM  Show Profile Send melissajean a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The book is available:

http://www.bookman.ca/Bookman-Swag/Spinning-for-Softness-and-Speed

Happy knitting
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