Friday, March 14, 2014

Part of the Whole

I've been reading this book all week:

Stephenie's book is the first in a series, mine being the second. We have been communicating about them as we wrote and made samples: one of our most reassuring thoughts was that the title was the "practical guide" not the "complete guide". But Stephenie has gone and set the bar very high: she speaks of each fiber in depth, of course, as you would expect. But she also has lots, and I means LOTS! of information on general spinning: tools, processes, hand movements and yarn handling, yarn finishing and yarn wrangling.

Her book is very nearly complete. I wrote to her and told her how thankful I am that hers is the first in the series. Now, if people ask for basic spinning information after reading my book, all I have to say is "Buy Stephenie's book! It's the first in the series, and has all that information!"

spinner's guide cover

Just talks about silk. Sure, properties of silk, how to spin silk, how to care for silk. But I assumed spinning knowledge of the reader. Stephenie did not. And we all know what assume spells? Yep.

Be that as it may, the time has come. Pre-order time! Now that I have told you how simple my book is, how limited, you are anxious to have it, are you not?


The usual pre-order deal: I pay the shipping free in the US, (sadly, not for Canada or Overseas), I pay applicable taxes, you get a signed defaced! copy directly from me. As soon as I get them. Which is May. I don't have them now, I don't get them earlier, but you will get a book as soon as I do!

Oh, and as an aside, I think the cover is different than that above..on my book. I think the photo changed. But I won't know for sure until the books get here! In May!

So, with humble and multiple thanks to Stephenie, the series is off to a good start. Buy her book too, if you want the complete set! and if you want to spin silk, my book picks up where hers leaves off. I could not be in better company!



Blogger Barbara said...

What a great review of Stephenies book. I've sent payment for my very own defaced copy of the silk book.


10:14 AM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Woohoo! Book ordered!

3:21 PM  
Blogger Devin said...

WOOO! Ordered!

3:45 PM  
Blogger Filatura said...

Oooh, a defaced copy! Resistance is (was) futile. Can't wait to read it. Already have the cotton-hemp book: I love the concept and execution of this series.

6:18 PM  
Blogger Freyalyn said...

How much extra would you like me to send you for overseas postage, pleae?

3:30 PM  
Blogger Sara said...

Hi Freyalynn!

Click on the button and a menu pops down with pricing for outside the US.

Will I see you this summer at Fibre-East?

4:18 PM  
Anonymous Dizzyspinner said...

You will Sara…..!! should we be talking 'book launch' for over here…..Jan

12:15 PM  
Blogger Erin said...

Ordered now . . . somehow I missed this post. Can't wait to add it to my library!

8:22 PM  
Anonymous Séverine (Cidrolin) said...

Ordered! I know I will have one pleasant day when it comes.

3:22 PM  

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