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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Spring 2001 Digital Edition

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Explore the basics of Cashmere with Carol Rhoades. Merge an ancient art with modern technology and start tapestry weaving with computer design. Travel to Scotland with Deborah Pulliam and see the 2001 Royal Highland Show. Get ideas for restoring an antique spinning wheel. Check out the handspun gallery of sweaters. Meet Mona, the dowager queen of Sherry St. Germaine?s flock. Take a closer look at woolen vs. worsted spinning with Rita Buchanan.
Spin and weave cotton for pillowcases. Spin tussah silk for a warp and bombyx silk for a weft, then weave a gorgeous silk vest. Knit plain and simple Cashmere gloves. See what happens when a handspinner and a sweater designer collaborate, then try your hand at knitting the result. Knit a pair of wrist cuffs.
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