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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Summer 2001 Digital Edition

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Learn how to spin silk with Sara Lamb. There?s a special excerpt from The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning. Explore The Home Textile Tool Museum in Pennsylvania. Take a look at Gandhi?s message of nonviolent resistance through spinning and weaving. Read a brief history of Old World crochet by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. See the amazingly useful ch?cara (handspun string bags made from plant fibers) of the Ng?be women of Panama. Learn about Viking sails, which were entirely handspun. Find the right drumcarder for you with Susan McFarland. Read about some of Liz Gipson?s adventures on the fiber trail.
Admire a gorgeous knitted tunic made from spindle-spun yarn. Make three different handspun ombr? scarves. Crochet a bag in the old world style. Weave a lovely silk shirt with advice from Sara Lamb.
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