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Lonna Cunningham is a fibre artist, writer, and small holder who lives in rural Alberta with her family, some chickens, dogs, cats, sheep, and a cow or two.
Her former career in Information Technology came to an abrupt end with the onset of Delayed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in early 2011: you can read about her journey through trauma in her first book, Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre. Lonna is also the author of The Rookie’s Field Guide to Supported Spinning, a how-to book for people who would like to be able to make pretty string with nothing more than a handful of fibre, a weighted stick, and a dish. Fibre artists will probably know Lonna as Frazzlehead, from Ravelry – and if you are a fibre artist who has not yet found ravelry.com, you need to check it out! There’s a wealth of information and a lot of interesting people hanging out there, Lonna included. Look her up – she’d love to hear from you.
on Aug. 30, 2013 :
This is a well-written, clear, friendly and instructive book aimed at the novice spindler but equally useful to the more experienced, I have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. Why pay more? I wish I'd had it when I began support spindling.
(reviewed 5 months after purchase)
on March 06, 2013 :
What I love about this book is that it feels as though you're sitting with a friend having tea and discussing the many aspects of support spindling. It's written in such relaxed and soothing way. Everything is presented so as to not intimidate a new spindler, and to show them that they can do this. This is an excellent reference guide for anyone wanting to make their own spindles too. Spindling doesn't have to be an expensive hobby, but it can be a very fun and fulfilling one. The Field Guide is certainly a sparkling gem that will shine for a very long time in a lot of happy hands.
(reviewed 3 days after purchase)
on March 06, 2013 :
I love this book. I am a new supported spinner , 7 months, and how I wish I had this guide 7 months ago. It is the first book that has answered the questions I have had In an easy to understand,and enjoyable read. I will keep a copy with my spindles and fiber forever. I was surprised to find so much information in such a concise, well written, and affordable book. In describing spinning with a support spindle she writes "It's like using magic wands to make magic things." This book is magical in the way it explains the art of supported spinning.
I also recommend, her book ," Demystifying Lace Knitting: the basics".
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)