This book just arrived and of course I started reading right away. Just a few pages in, one of my favorite topics was addressed, time. Yes! You have the time for most anything!! You just might need to be viscous in your priorities…
“Spinning, like every other skill, develops from a mixture of knowledge and experience. The knowledge is won through study; the experience through application. Knowledge may be found in books, but experience comes only through practice. Both study and practice take time, time, and more time. Thus, to become accomplished at handspinning, you must spend time; to get the time, you may have to re-evaluate other elements of your days.” ~p13, The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning~
I am loving Alden Amos already. I only wish that I had been able to experience him in person, as by all accounts, he was quite a character. Alden passed away last year, and I am so glad to have this book which was more than a decade in the making. I met his wife Stephanie Gaustad, at the recent inaugural PLY Away spinning conference and retreat. She was delightful and I could have listened to her for hours. I think this book will feel like I have been traveling with them both, and I am really looking forward to the journey.
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