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Spin-Off 1999 Collection Download

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Enjoy all 4 issues of Spin-Off magazine exactly as they were printed in 1999.

Spring 1999 Meet the winners of the Tops with a Twist Contest! Then, learn how to choose a fleece, why endangered sheep matter to spinners, and how to dye with mushrooms. There's a special focus on Wensleydale fleece and Icelandic wool. Then, you can knit a Coopworth vest, a vest to celebrate cats, and even make your own CD spindle.

Summer 1999 This issue teaches you how to spin to avoid pills, spin and knit Huacaya alpaca fiber, and an easy way to compare yarns. You'll learn about Alpaca and Dorset down fiber. Then you can knit a Merino/silk lace shawl, a hat based on "The Cremation of Sam McGee," spin and weave a ruana, and needle-tat a hat. You'll even learn how to make your own wool dryer to prepare wool in 30 minutes.

Fall 1999 Spin fine yarns for knitting lace, get tips for spinning silk, and learn how to measure yarns. There's a special fiber focus on Bluefaced Leicester. You'l also learn how to cardweave a chatelaine, weave handspun silk ribbons, and knit a topflappen vest, plus some extremely unique handspun and handknitted hats.

Winter 1999 Make a distaff to help you spindle spin and get tips on combing wool. Learn about special fibers like Cotswold, Merino, and silk. There's a bulky-weight sweater that's perfect for beginners to spin and knit. Knit a Merino lace scarf, and crochet silk cords or a hat.

As with all our Spin-Off Collections, you get spinning inspiration at your fingertips. You can get this Collection as either a CD or Download. Just look at the advantages:
• Browse each issue quickly with a time-saving electronic index.
• Search keywords such as master spinners, spinning techniques, products or equipment.
• These Collections take up less space than print issues and won't wear or tear.
• Save money when you get a whole collection of Spin-Off than if you got the print issues individually.