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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Summer 2003 Digital Edition

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Read a brief history of the distaff with Martha Monsson. Learn how to do a short forward draw for soft yarn. Get tips on teaching spinning, weaving, and dyeing from Pamela Mawhiney. Carol Rhoades covers Perendale in Fiber Basics, then gives you a pattern for wrist warmers using Perendale Fleece. Learn about ground fibers from Bathsheba Demuth. Enjoy a handspun gallery of sweaters. Randy Chelsey answers the important question--why spin?

Knit adorable bowls from unspun roving and find uses for them around your home. Discover the trick to spinning soft yarn. Spin and knit a pastel rainbow sweater set. Make a handspun mitered-square sweater. There's a unique hairy rug to make. Plus, spin and knit funky Faroese socks using naturally dyed fiber.

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!