Spin-Off Magazine (Making Yarn By Hand) 2003 Collection Issues Digitized on CD

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Enjoy all four issues of Spin-Off Magazine exactly as they were printed in 2003. 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

Spring 2003 
Techniques: Painting skeins with Sabraset dyes, carding multicolored batts, and spinning silk. 
Fiber Focus: Silk! Suriculture in Mexico and China, natural-colored cotton, Border Leicester. 
Projects: Coiled sweaters, folk vests, silk scarves, Christmas stockings, and cat baskets. 
Equipment: Use old knitting needles and polymer clay to make a sushi spindle. 

Summer 2003 
Techniques: Short forward draw for soft yarn. 
Fiber Focus: Perendale, llama, and more. 
Projects: Felted bowls, pastel baby sweater and hat set, mitered square sweater, wrist warmers, funky Faroese socks, and a woven rug. 
Equipment: A brief history of the distaff. 

Fall 2003 
Techniques: Paint handspun cloth. 
Fiber Focus: How to choose a fleece. 
Projects: An elegant crocheted and knitted vest, misty mountains shawl with beads, rug hook a flock of sheep, hayseed kid sweaters, and flower power socks. 

Winter 2003 
Techniques: Beaded yarns; process, spin, and weave milkweed; soumak weaving. 
Fiber Focus: Natural colored mohair and Milkweed stalk fiber. 
Projects: Lace cuff mohair mittens, double knit mittens, and a beaded scarf. 
Equipment: Spin soft yarn on a handspindle.


BrandSpin-Off Magazine
Craft(s)Spinning Yarn

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