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Morning Surf Scarf
Oct 7, 2014 posted by Anne Merrow
Originally published in Spin-Off Summer 2008, the Morning Surf Scarf by Jackie Erickson-Schweitzer (designer of...
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A Gift from Laurel by Joanna Johnson
Sep 2, 2014 posted by Anne Merrow
(First printed in Spin-Off Fall 2012.) A handspun handknitted lace shawl celebrates the enchantment that designer...
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2014, Fall: Singles!
Aug 21, 2014 posted by Anne Merrow
In our Spring 2014 issue, we asked readers to send us their singles.
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Spin-Off Summer 2015 Call for Submissions
Aug 21, 2014 posted by Anne Merrow
Myths & Facts Predrafting is always bad. You have to boil cotton before you can use it. All yarns should be...
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Spin-Off Summer 2015 Submissions Form
Aug 21, 2014 posted by Anne Merrow
Use this form to submit your ideas for the Summer 2015 issue of Spin-Off. Please note that if your submission does...
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Following Fiber to the Source by Anne Merrow
Jun 12, 2014 posted by Liz Good
From Interweave Knits Weekend, 2010 . Spin-Off editor, Anne Merrow, shares tips for exploring your local fiber...
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Spinning Novelty Yarn: Tips and Techniques for Creating...
May 27, 2014 posted by Liz Good
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Vest of Voices by Jeannine Glaves
May 23, 2014 posted by Liz Good
Beginning with luxurious blends of wool, silk, and yak, Jeannine Glaves spun enough yarn to weave 56 yards in seven...
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2014, Spring: Red Yarn!
Feb 20, 2014 posted by Liz Good
In our Fall 2013 issue, we challenged our readers to interpret the color red in yarn.
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Spinning for Beginners: An Intro to Spinning Fiber
Feb 18, 2014 posted by Liz Good
Learning how to spin your own yarn is pretty easy and straight forward, especially if you have access to great...
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The Great Spinning Wheel Roundup
Dec 19, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Here you will find a list of every ready-to-order spinning wheel we could find, complete with detailed product...
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A New (yet Ancient) Way to Clean a Fleece by Jennifer Adair
Dec 17, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Jennifer Adair's article from the Winter 2013 issue on BioFiberSoak, her method for processing wool using Effective...
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Natural Fiber, A Spin-Off Directory, 2014
Nov 19, 2013 posted by Liz Good
This special advertising section is a one-stop, easy-to-take-with-you listing of fiber resources from around the...
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2013, Fall: High-/Low-Maintenance Yarns
Aug 22, 2013 posted by Liz Good
In our Fall 2013 issue, we challenged our readers to create yarn using at least three tools or none at all in honor...
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Spin-Off Index 2011-2012
Aug 13, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Download a PDF of the Spin-Off 2011–2012 Index and search for articles published in Spin-Off.
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A Guide to Spinning Alpaca: Fiber from Huacaya Alpaca to...
Aug 6, 2013 posted by Liz Good
In our new eBook you'll feel like you are sitting by Kaye Collins's side as she shares her wealth of camelid...
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Guide to Felting: Fiber Preparation and Inspiration for...
Jun 5, 2013 posted by Liz Good
For this free eBook, we compiled articles from past issues of Spin-Off that are sure get you experimenting with...
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A Guide to Spinning Flax: Linen Spun from Flax Fibers
Apr 5, 2013 posted by Liz Good
In this new free eBook, you will about flax from seed to fiber. By using traditional hand methods, it's quite...
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2013, Spring: Green yarn
Mar 6, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Green yarns! In our Fall 2012 issue, we challenged readers to the very open task of creating green yarn. It was...
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2012, Fall: Recycled yarn
Mar 6, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Recycled yarn! In our Spring 2012 issue, we featured two articles about harvesting yarn from existing garments...
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Wet Finishes for Yarn by Judith MacKenzie
Mar 5, 2013 posted by Liz Good
Wet Finishes for Yarn: Or , it all comes out in the wash . . . by Judith MacKenzie originally published in Spin...
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Natural Fiber, A Spin-Off Directory, 2013
Jan 16, 2013 posted by Liz Good
This special advertising section is a one-stop, easy-to-take-with-you listing of fiber resources from around the...
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Wool Combing and Carding: How to Use Hand Carders, Wool...
Nov 16, 2012 posted by Liz Good
In this new free eBook, you will learn the ins and outs of combing and carding. Learn how to comb and card your...
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Dodec Spinning Wheel Plans by Porter Threads
Oct 9, 2012 posted by Spin-Off
These are the plans for the DODEC Spinning Wheel created by Scott Porter of www.porterthreads.com that was featured...
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Guide to Dyeing Yarn: Learn How to Dye Yarn Using Natural...
Sep 21, 2012 posted by Liz Good
In this free eBook, you will learn the ins and outs of natural dyes, explore dyeing with black walnuts as well...
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