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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Winter 1999 Digital Edition

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Rita Buchanan explains the art of combing wool and the matter of waste fiber. Read a Spinner Profile on Walter Bright Ashford. Nancy Oakes designed a bulky-weight sweater that's perfect for beginning spinners. Spin and knit a delicate Spanish Moss & Southern "Belles" silk lace blouse and scarf. Knit a luxuriously soft merino lace scarf. Deborah Pulliam covers the fiber basics of Cotswold. Get another Tops with a Twist pattern--Joanna Gleason's Soumak and Crochet Hat. Make simple distaffs you can wear as bracelets. Discover wild silks of the world, from China and Japan to Mexico to Africa and India. Crochet silk cords. Admire the Handspun Gallery of Sweaters and try your hand at Sammy Eber's A Tale of Two Sweaters; Maggie frank and Nadia Sevens' Anniversary Sweater; Mary Kaiser's Any Color as Long as It's Red; or Barb Quinn's The Evolving Sweater.

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