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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Winter 1998 Digital Edition

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Spinner's Question explains the "right way" to spin. Meet Ted Carson, master spinner. Spin and knit the Rose Sweater from the cover. Fiber Basics cover Tunis sheep, the redheads. Get tips for keeping the drive band on your great wheel. Discover the pleasure of a handspun blanket. Deborah Robson gives a focused tour of rare sheep breeds and fiber. Discover rare breeds in a Benedictine monastery. Make spindles from toy wheels in an evening. Knit two different power socks--Cushy Socks that take their structure from hiking footwear and Extreme Socks, engineered by Erica Heftmann to perform specialized jobs. Meet the spinning nuns of Shaw Island. Discover the spinner's story behind Russia's renowned Orenburg shawls, which includes the goats and spinning of Orenburg. Knit a Russian-style lace scarf. Check out the North Country Spinners' Guild project. Knit Mother Hildegard George's prairie buffalo pillow.

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.

Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors