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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Summer 1999 Digital Edition

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Explore the Two Grey Hills weaving museum. Knit a merino/silk lace shawl. Rita Buchanan explains wet-spinning flax. She also shares an easy and accurate way to compare yarns. Learn about Dorset down. Prepare raw wool in 30 minutes with Harley Bruce Stevens' "Heat 'em, Harley" device. Read a Spinner Profile on Ann Ducker. Enjoy a knitted tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Gold Rush in the Yukon and a poem called "The Cremation of Sam McGee." Learn how to spin alpaca for knitting, specifically Huacaya alpaca. Discover ways to avoid pills. Expand your textile comfort zone with a needle-tatted hat, cross-stitching with handspun threads, and bookbinding with handspun. Make a ruana like Deborah Robson's.

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