Three swatches knitted in seed rib pattern using single, two-ply, and three-ply yarns When you ply your spun singles do you prefer two-ply, three-ply, or four-ply yarns? Or perhaps you prefer to work with singles and skip the plying all together? In the Fall 2001 issue of Spin-Off Rita Buchanan shared...
Oct 11, 2011
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What goes around comes around- and may be spun around twice! As many readers know, the news from your groups and guilds forms the substance of this column. Your events, activities, and projects can be shared with the larger spinning community when you send me your newsletters by post or email. Your comments...
Aug 26, 2011
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Trees in the misty haze of Lake Cresent on the Olympic loop highway on the way to Forks, Washington. Debi Dodge, Stephanie Flynn Sokolov, Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa, Nicole Drane, and Karen Poremski amidst the red cedar trees on the Cape Flattery Trail overlooking Neah Bay . The view of Gig Harbor with my...
On the Cover: Mohair and wool yarn from “Carded Color Socks,” page 100. Departments Editor's Page What's Going On Here? Letters As the Whorl Spins by Amanda Berka Reviews Abbreviations and Glossary Calendar compiled by Bobbie Irwin Classified Ads Advertiser's Index Green Lake...
Sep 25, 2007
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Each time we challenge you to spin a particular type of yarn for our Your Yarns challenge in Spin-Off magazine, we save the yarns that are submitted and have appeared in the magazine. We invite individuals or organizations to make things with the yarn, then we auction the items made through eBay's...
Features Why Keep Sheep? by Laura Ten Eyck Spinning Soft Yarn with a Handspindle by Mary Spanos Milkweed Stalk Fiber by Carol Johnson Collins and Elizabeth Dyak Fiber Basics: Natural Colored Mohair by Carol Huebscher Rhoades A Handspun Gallery of Sweaters Hands by Randy Chelsey Projects & How To...
Features After a Loss, the Home Textile Tool Museum Looks Ahead by Pamella Mawhiney, Pat Hilts, Victor Hilts, and Esther Welden A Profile of Kathleen Bowen by Dynise Balcavage Our Autumnal Cotswold Rug by Gayle Vallance Fiber Basics: The Magic of Mohair by Robin Russo A Passion for Pygora by Jude Daurelle...