Enjoy all four issues of Spin-Off Magazine exactly as they were printed in 1999. The full-color electronic versions of these magazines allow you to explore making yarn by hand with easy-to-navigate tabs and printable articles.
With this CD, you'll have spinning inspiration at your fingertips. You can also search each issue by keywords of your choosing such as:
- Names of masters of spinning
- Specific or general techniques
- Favorite projects
- Products or equipment such as spindle, wheel, yarns, etc.
- Challenges and results
- Keywords like color, wheel mechanics, cashmere or any other areas of interest
Meet the winners of the Tops with a Twist Contest. Then, learn how to choose a fleece, why endangered sheep matter to spinners, and how to dye with mushrooms. There's a special focus on Wensleydale fleece and Icelandic wool. Then, you can knit a Coopworth vest, a vest to celebrate cats, and even make your own CD spindle.
This issue teaches you how to spin to avoid pills, spin and knit Huacaya alpaca fiber, and an easy way to compare yarns. You'll learn about Alpaca and Dorset down fiber. Then you can knit a Merino/silk lace shawl, a hat based on “The Cremation of Sam McGee,” spin and weave a ruana, and needle-tat a hat. You'll even learn how to make your own wool dryer to prepare wool in 30 minutes.
Spin fine yarns for knitting lace, get tips for spinning silk, and learn how to measure yarns. There's a special fiber focus on Bluefaced Leicester. You'll also learn how to cardweave a chatelaine, weave handspun silk ribbons, and knit a topflappen vest, plus some extremely unique handspun and handknitted hats.
Make a distaff to help you spindle spin and get tips on combing wool. Learn about special fibers like Cotswold, Merino, and silk. There's a bulky-weight sweater that's perfect for beginners to spin and knit. Knit a Merino lace scarf, and crochet silk cords or a hat.
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