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Spin-Off, Winter 1995 Digital Edition

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Spin blends! Discover unusual blends that produce wonderful yarns such as flax and mohair or linen and Ramie. Check out Elizabeth Barnes’ blended fiber samples. Carol Huebscher Rhoades shows how to blend natural-colored fibers for great results, and then have a look at an angora/merino/silk scarf she knitted.


This issue also focuses on youth. Learn about how to take spinning into schools and how to teach kids how to spin. There are also articles on the importance of investing in kids education (done through spinning), tools that make spinning easy for kids, as well as a project for simple woven pouches (no loom required).


Find inspiration for a Fair Isle sweater. Learn how a folding drying rack can be a useful tool for anyone with cramped space and lots of fiber to wash. Take a closer look at Polwarth. Get tips for how to use up samples. Rita Buchanan discusses the Majacraft Suzie spinning wheel. The Handspun Gallery features a mosaic vest, a plaid bedspread, a denim vest, a Yukon baby hat, and more. Projects in this issue include a blouson shell, the Yukon baby hat from the Handspun Gallery, and pouches, pockets, and drawstring bags.


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.

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