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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Summer 2000 Digital Edition

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Meet Heather Clark and her unique SpinCycle. Rita Buchanan covers washing wool fleece and answers the question, "is three-ply yarn 'rounder' than two-ply?" Read a profile of spinner Kate Shaffer. Carol Johnson Collins shares the story of her father and her spinning. Look back at SOAR 2000. Meet the Shetland Sheep and learn their history from the Islands to North America.

Enjoy the Handspun/Handwoven Gallery. Make a red and blue sweater and cotton dish towels by Jean Hutchison, an emerald woven sweater by Simone Mortan, an overshot runner by Cindy Bonde, a plaid runner with charkha-spun cotton by Hazel Stanfield, and handspun wedding garments by Mardell Gunn. Knit a vest in cool Icelandic stripes. Make two-yarn resoleable socks or two-yarn slippers. Knit a delicate baby bonnet.

Discover spinning stories from around the world. Start with drop spindles from Bolivia and Peru. Take a spinning Colombian road trip. Discover Estonian wooden distaffs. Learn about Akha spindles.

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