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Spin-Off, Summer 1996 Digital Edition

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This issue focuses on white. Ella Baker discusses the qualities of white fiber for spinners. Jane Fournier and Stephenie Gaustad give helpful advice on how to work with white fibers, such as understanding how white reveals textures, how to use white with other colors, and more. Then explore the Handspun Gallery featuring a study in white. There are silk stockings, an enterlac vest, baby booties, and a white-on-white coverlet. Plus get a closer look at a Snowberry Finnsheep baby sweater and a Norwegian cardigan, both made in white.


Also in this issue are articles on taking care of accelerated spinning heads, on an Australian-style scarf exchange, improving your drum card, and so much more. Projects include a silk Shetland-style shawl, silk stockings, baby booties, and a white-on-white coverlet.


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.

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Spin-Off Summer 1996 Digital Edition