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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Spring 1997 Digital Edition

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Spinner's Question explains blocking. Explore beaded yarns with Stephenie Gaustad. Learn about Peruvian spinning tools and techniques. Then, dive into silk. Rita Buchanan, Nancy Morey, and Celia Quinn do a survey of silk for handspinners. Then, make a silk Peacock's Tail Shawl, Tunisian crochet a Blouse, knit a lacy stole, make a red scarf, knit a Peruvian hat, make a tussah silk vest, knit a silk sweater, make a silk blouse, or crochet a vest. Discover a Fair Isle favorite. Alden Amos discusses "left-handed" spinning wheels. Read Charlene Anderson-Shea's story of the Cat's Paw Shawl and make a Cat's Paw square. Get an introduction to color territory and develop your color skills in dyeing on fiber. Discover the spinning dress. See the results of a fiber exchange. Check out the 1996 index.

In every issue, you will be amazed at the amount of information packed into these pages:

  • Be inspired by spinners from all over the world. In each issue, you'll meet spinners with unique stories to tell.
  • Explore a variety of spinning techniques. Get an up-close look at piles of gorgeous handspun yarns and learn how to make them for yourself.
  • Test your spinning skills with projects that use your handspun yarns.
  • And so much more!

This issue was scanned from an original print issue.