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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Winter 1997 Digital Edition

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Spinner's Question helps you change a drive band. Learn when Rock Day is and plan a spinning party for it. Discover early baby stockings from the eighteenth century. Make your own adorable version. Rita Buchanan helps you master twist. Make a wool/silk seersucker stole. Peter Teal discovers and recreates a spindle with a difference. Check out Molly Fowler's creative homecoming project. Read a profile on tapestry weaver Sarah Swett, than read her story in her own words. She'll also teach you how to weave on a box and make a unique bag. Peter Fowler has a cool stereo view of spinning wheels. Joan Jarvis Ellison shares the beauty of hybrid sheep. The Handspun Gallery is full of tops, so crochet a "Widget" Vest, knit a multicolor sweater, crochet a corset cover, and knit a four-color Fair Isle Sweater. Make felted oven mitts.

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.