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Spin-Off 1987-1988 Collection Download

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Enjoy all 8 issues of Spin-Off Magazine exactly as they were originally
printed in 1987 and 1988.

Spring 1987 – In this issue you will get a look into natural dyes, natural colored cotton, and color blending, with a related scarf pattern. You will also learn about using and checking twist. Plus, learn more about the Cotswold sheep bread.

Summer 1987 – Discover ways to adjust the bands on your wheel, have a look at machine knitting with handspun cotton, explore llama wool, and learn about warping and weaving with over spun yarns.

Fall 1987 – Join Spin-Off as we explore the history and traditions of spinning from around the world. We take a look at where we’ve come as spinners and give helpful advice for beginning spinners. Plus get a look at qiviut fi ber from the arctic.

Winter 1987 – This issue is full of great advice, from plying a balanced yarn and creating variegated yarns to learning about the Navajo way of spinning to trouble shooting with your fl yer and bobbin.

Spring 1988 – The advice keeps coming with this issue of Spin-Off. Learn about production dyeing with natural fibers, have a look at traditional wool combing techniques, experience a felting revival, and learn to rug hook with your handspun.

Summer 1988 – Discover new fibers in this issue. Learn about Merino, have a look at Icelandic sheep, and discover some great silk blends. Plus, there are sections on dyeing and an informative article on plying.

Fall 1988 – Spin-Off has a look at spinning wheels in this issue. Get the fi rst part of a discourse on spinning wheels and a brief history from Deb Robson and then see how other spinners have modified their wheels for their specific needs.

Winter 1988 – Discover the second part to a spinning wheel discourse, some facts and myths about felt, a look at Lincoln, and advice on labeling your handspun creations.

Discover the magazines as they were printed in 1987 and 1988 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

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Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors