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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Summer 1997 Digital Edition

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Meet Edna Blackburn, who lives the pioneer way at the Haliburton School of Fine Arts in Ontario. See what happens when the Yanks tackle the International Wool Challenge. Spinner's Question shows you tools for processing wool. Learn the basics of superfine Merino fiber. Rita Buchanan explains the benefits of habitual spinning. Enjoy staff spinning projects from Ann Budd (vest), Karen Gogela (scarf), and Linda Ligon (jacket). Learn how to wash your wool and get it clean enough for a commercial processor. Check out Janice Keller's fine lace experiments. Deena Engel and Sharon Nettles share the fundamentals of knitted lace for handspinners. Learn about Saxon green from Nancy Skinner and read Bobbie Irwin's Ode to Woad.

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.