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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Winter 2000 Digital Edition

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Helen Von Ammon started an ugly sweater project to cheer herself up--read about her success. Mary Spanos shares a guild color study project and shows you how to needlepoint a color wheel. Weave a vest in many colors with Carol Timkovich. Crochet a colorful artistic bag. Weave a color study fabric. Knit confetti socks. Knit a rainbow striped vest. Meet James Shiels, the last master spinning wheelwright in Ireland.

Spin cotton on a Hohokam-style spindle, than use your yarn to knit a Hohokam turtle vest (and get tips on custom-fitting it). Crochet two adorable sheep buddies names Wensley and Dale using Wensleydale locks. Make your own handspindle. Carol Rhoades explores Scandinavian wools, than walks you through a Swan cap knitting pattern that uses Scandinavian wools. Make handspun beaded 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!

Author/Designer: Spin Off Editors