I picked up my little box of books Tuesday. These are review
copies of Spinning with a Drop Spindle
. I am sending them out to spinning and
weaving stores to see if they would like to buy some. I have a long way to go
before I have notified the fiber world that it’s back in print.
I remember this process from years ago. There was no
internet back then. We went to the library and looked through telephone yellow
pages and picked out stores with names that sounded promising. It is much
easier today because I can search online.
I ran across an old friend at Halcyon Yarn
. She is still in business 40 years
later. I called her and she remembered selling the booklet years ago. I’m
sending her a copy today and I hope she will write a review “blurb” for the
back cover. Another friend, Susan Druding, was a pioneer retailer with her
store Straw into Gold
Susan was one of our very first customers and sold thousands of copies of
Spinning with a Drop Spindle. She now owns Crystal Palace Yarns and wholesales
yarns, not weaving and spinning tools. Susan said she will write a comment for
the back cover.
And I have them for sale on my other website:
Thresh Publications. Wish me luck.
There is a big Conference of Northern California Handweavers
at the Oakland Convention
from May 18 through the 20th
. I think it is way too late for me to sign up
as a vendor, but maybe a fiber arts distributor will have my spinning booklet
in stock by then. (I am prepared to order a big, fast print run if there is
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