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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Spring 2000 Digital Edition

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Ready Mary Kaiser's tribute to Elizabeth Zimmermann. Get ideas for a spinner's notebook like Cynthia Bush's. Rita Buchanan answers your questions about crocheting with handspun. Meet Harry Liner, a pioneer of contemporary handspinning. Amy Clarke shares the results of the Save the Sheep Project. Enjoy part two of Spin-Off's wild silks feature, which covers the wonders of wild silk and explores wild silk from the jungles of India. Discover the joys of indigo dying. First, learn how to put indigo to sleep with a Japanese indigo farmer. Read an article about Nigerian indigo dying techniques visiting New Mexico. Bobbie Irwin shares her research into large-scale natural dyes.

Admire the Handspun Gallery of Blankets. Plus, you can try making your own handspun blankets with Charlene Anderson-Shea's Rhythm and Blues Afghan; Roxanne Foote and Lyda Foster's filet crochet bedspread; the Nutmeg Spinners' Guild's Cabin Fever blanket; and Betsy Neal's April's Blanket. Use up extra bits of yarn with knitted Easter eggs and basket (and bunny and anything else you can imagine).

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!

Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors