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Long Thread Media

Spin Off, 1977 Digital Edition

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Spin Off kicks off its first issue with an examination of the physical characteristics of wool, spinning on a two-flyer wheel, felt making, production spinning, and more.

Table of Contents:
  • History and Sociology Spinning in the Southwest — Prehistoric, Historic and Contemporary by Ramona Sakiestewa Lawrence
  • Looming Thoughts by Allen Fannin
  • The Legend of Spider Woman
  • Fibers: A Guide to Spinning Other Fibers by Bette Hochberg
  • Pet Yarns by Carol Kroll
  • Spinning Down Under: What Are You Going to Do With the Fleece? by Janet De Boer
  • Some Physical Characteristics of Wool of Interest to Handspinners by Brucie Adams
  • Notes on Wool Preparation
  • Silk
  • Teaching
  • Your Spinning Teacher by Virginia Ericson
  • Equipment
  • Spinning on the Two-Flyer Wheel by Col. J. A. Ronin, ret.
  • Techniques and Use
  • A Shepherd Jacket by Paula Simmons
  • Feltmaking by Pat Boutin Wald
  • Production Handspinning by Lee Carlin
  • Spinning for Survival — Making Twine
  • Behind the Wheel by Anne Bliss
  • Yarn Counts
  • Glossary
  • Bibliography
  • The Three Spinsters — a folktale