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Long Thread Media

Spin-Off, Winter 2003 Digital Edition

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Laura Ten Eyck explians why you would want to keep sheep. Learn how to spin soft yarns with a handspindle. Dicover fiber in an unexpected place--milkweed plants--and learn how to prepare and spin them and what you can make from milkweed. Carol Rhoades will teach you about natural colored mohair and walks you through knitting a pair of lace cuff mohair mittens.

Enjoy a Handspun Gallery of Sweaters. Then, jump into this issue's special projects. Learn basic soumak weaving with Joanna Gleason. Knit specially designed double mittens that have an inner layer of soft angora and an outer layer of Border Leiceser and silk. Celebrate friendship with handspun and knitted Sisiter Sweaters. Judith MacKenzie introduces beaded yarns and shows you how to incorporate them into a little scarf.

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!