Spin-Off Magazine (Making Yarn By Hand) 2005 Collection Issues Digitized on CD

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Enjoy all four issues of Spin-Off Magazine exactly as they were printed in 2005 -- with a time-saving electronic index. 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


Spring 2005 
Techniques: Learn all about short draw, crochet colorful bead ropes, make coiled baskets with handspun. 
Fiber Focus: Black Welsh Mountain fleece with complete instructions for wrist warmers. 
Projects: Wrist warmers, Mountain Goat slippers, weave a linen-hemp shirt, Humpty Dumpty toy, make an easy-to-knit hat for everyone. 
Equipment: Use cookie cutters to make needlefelted shapes.  

Summer 2005 
Techniques: Learn all about spindle spinning and try your hand at solar dyeing. 
Fiber Focus: Finnsheep Lambswool. 
Projects: An elegant granny-square crocheted vest, an African gourd instrument made with handspun netting, a Finnsheep lace scarf, half-mitts, needlefelt a fulled sweater jacket. 
Equipment: Learn how to to split ply to make wrist distaffs. 

Fall 2005 
Techniques: Step-by-step instructions for dyeing with Lanaset. 
Fiber Focus: Bison! Projects: A thrums jacket made from loom leftovers; bags fringed with beads; reversible rainbow hats; a Bison scarf and an ombre silk scarf; and spin, knit, dye, and full a boiled-wool vest. 
Equipment: Learn all about spinning on a wheel. 

Winter 2005
Techniques: Making novelty yarns, weave on a weavette, natural-dye experiments. 
Fiber Focus: Llama and Babydoll Southdown sheep. Projects: An overshot table runner, felted lace scarf, warpweighted scarf made with novelty yarns, a needlefelted purse, Llama lace shrug. 
Equipment: Drafting for woolen and worsted-style yarns on a spindle.


BrandSpin-Off Magazine
Craft(s)Spinning Yarn

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