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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Spring 1999 Digital Edition

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Spinner's Question explains how to predraft purchased fiber. Read a profile on Bobbie Irwin. You can make a spindle out of anything, including CDs! Find vibrant colors hidden in mushrooms with Carol Lee. Meet the winners of the Tops with a Twist contest. Celebrate spring with a whole fleece. Learn how to handle it with Jane Fournier and see what three different people (Rita Buchanan, Mary Spanos, and Patricia Emerick) do with one fleece. Discover Icelandic wool and make friendship purses from Icelandic fiber. Pricilla Gibson-Roberts covers the basic principles of hand carding. Make your own old-fashioned, all-purpose twine. Learn about spinning in Chiapas, Mexico. See the sacred sheep of the region and read the story of the K'un K'un Cooperative. Admire in detail the cat vest on the cover. Deborah Robson explains why endangered sheep matter to spinners. Make a gorgeous Wensleydale vest.

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.

Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors