Spin-Off Winter 2009

Spinning the Wild by Judith MacKenzie McCuin;Fiber Basics: Polwarth by Robin Russo; Swatching and Sampling for the Oatmeal Cardigan by Amy King; Coils: Adding to Your Art Yarn Repertoire by Jacey Boggs.

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On the Cover:
Coils: Adding to Your Art Yarn Repertoire,
page 44.

Departments

Editor's Page
Letters
As the Whorl Spins
by Stefanie Berganini
Reviews
Get This!
by Stefanie Berganini
Abbreviations
Calendar
Classified Ads
Advertiser's Index



Armchair Traveler: Vilnius, Lithuania
by Donna Druchunas



Two Yarns, Three Projects
by Debbie Grale

 FEATURES

Behind the Scenes: At Louet
by Amy Clarke Moore

Armchair Traveler: Vilnius, Lithuania
by Donna Druchunas

Spinning Wheel Anniversaries
by Amy Clarke Moore

Spinning the Wild
by Judith MacKenzie McCuin

Fiber Basics: Polwarth
by Robin Russo

Two Yarns, Three Projects
by Debbie Grale

Down on the Farm
by Heather Ordover

Correction: The photos in Down on the Farm are by Mike and Betty Hedrick.

I Don’t Sample Anymore
by Leslie Hauer

 HOW TO

Spinning Tips: Center-Pull Balls
by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Spinning Basics: Spinning Big Yarns
by Carol Huebscher Rhoades

Book Excerpt: Respect the Spindle
by Abby Franquemont

Coils: Adding to Your Art Yarn Repertoire
by Jacey Boggs

Seven Drafting Techniques
by Jeannine Bakriges

 PROJECTS

Swatching and Sampling for the Oatmeal Cardigan
by Amy King

Correction to chart key

Polwarth Socks
by Robin Russo

Feather and Fan Cowl
by Debbie Grale

Tahoe Hat
by Jill Smith-Mott

 On the Web

Click here to take the Winter 2009 web survey!

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Comments

destiknit wrote
on Nov 25, 2009 7:48 AM

Just arrived in my mailbox... I am loving this issue and going over it again and again... great articles :) Thanks!

on Dec 5, 2009 4:13 PM

I must be really dense.  But, I do not see any link for the survey in the Winter 2009 Table of Contents.  What am I missing?

Korora wrote
on Dec 9, 2009 12:13 AM

I looked forward to this issue and found a lot of great information (Carol Huebscher Rhoades, Robin Russo, Judith MacKenzie McCuin, Debbie Grale, thank you), but also some things that suggested that editorial oversight wasn't quite up to  Spin-Off's usual standard in this issue.

--Plying on a spindle. Abby Franquemont is a great writer and teacher, but lifted straight out of the book with no explanatory context, these instructions on Andean plying make no sense--and I think she would agree. What is Andean plying? Why is it called that? Why would you choose that technique? What do you need to get started? What sort of yarn does it produce? (And do you think readers really want to pay for the same content twice?)

--Similar problems with the piece on different drafting techniques. So a bunch of people got together at SOAR and identified different styles. Again, what's the context? Why would you choose one of these techniques over the others? What effect does each one have on the yarn? What are the pros and cons?

--The Tahoe hat. You made it yourself?  Out of random leftovers? In a big hurry? On a plane? No kidding.

Liz's Blog wrote
on Jun 30, 2011 4:34 PM

I decided to get a little bit experimental with my spinning this past weekend and try my hand at art

Liz's Blog wrote
on Jun 30, 2011 4:35 PM

Winter might be my favorite season—snowmen, cuddling up with a book and some hot chocolate, lots