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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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