Spin-Off Magazine (Making Yarn By Hand) 1989 - 1990 Collection Issues Digitized on CD

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Get all 8 issues from 1989 - 1990 of Spin-Off Magazine on one CD. Enjoy all 8 issues of Spin-Off Magazine exactly as they were originally printed in 1989 and 1990.

Spring 1989
Learn how to be both efficient and resourceful with this issue of Spin-Off. Plus, weave a simple fleece floor rug before the sheep grow a new coat and discover the advantages and disadvantages of knitting machines.

Summer 1989
Full of experiments, this issue of Spin-Off plays with cashmere and cashgora, explores the benefits behind a good fleece, and studies the purpose of boiling wool. Projects include a woven rainbow wall hanging, silk kimono, and camel down vest.

Fall 1989
Create several woven scarfs and top off the comfy look with fisherman's knitted mittens and two silk bags in this issue of Spin-Off. Plus, study the processes of medieval dying, and fine wool washing then try them out yourself! 

Winter 1989
Discover cultural spinning traditions with this issue of Spin-Off with spinning history in the Shetland Islands, distinctive knitting types practiced in Bavaria, and spinning customs with Shakers. Plus,weave a Karakul rug, knit a silk scarf, and hook a fuzzy rug!

Spring 1990
Realize the value of not planning, receive trade secrets of plying, and learn the simple steps to start your own spinning guild with this issue of Spin-Off. Spin, knit, and weave several unique iterns including a basketweave hat and natural-colored rugs.

Summer 1990
Take a look at allergic reactions to fibers, start a new adventure with angora, and knit an alpaca child's sweater. Plus, explore sheep-to-shawl spinners in the San Juans, Industrial Age spinning wheels, and cashmere farm migration from China to the Rocky Mountains.

Fall 1990
Take your spinning from amateur to professional with this issue of Spin-Off. Photograph your textiles with proper angles and lighting, write in spinner's shorthand, and learn about the ancient spinning techniques found in excavated textiles from Chancay, Peru.

Winter 1990
Full of projects for all, this issue of Spin-Off will keep your hands busy including patterns for a Fair Isle vest, silk/cotton blouse, Peruvian hat, and cowl collared poncho. Plus, learn about blending fibers with a picker and spinning Tierra wools. 

These issues were scanned from original printed issues.


BrandSpin-Off Magazine
Craft(s)Spinning Yarn

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