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Spin Off 2008 CD Collection

Enjoy all four issues of SPIN OFF MAGAZINE exactly as they were printed in 2008.

Was: $19.99

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This CD is so slick! You get spinning inspiration at your fingertips. You just pop in the CD and enjoy the ease of navigating through an entire year's worth of Spin-Off issues.

Discover the magazines as they were printed in 2008 with a time-saving electronic index. You can also search each issue by keywords of your choosing such as:

  • Names of masters of spinning
  • Specific or general techniques
  • Favorite projects
  • Products or equipment such as spindle, wheel, yarns, etc.
  • Challenges and results
  • Keywords like color, wheel mechanics, cashmere or any other areas of interest

Editorial Calendar 2008

Spring 2008
Techniques: Lace weight yarns in a variety of fibers, a gallery of handspun lace pieces and a shawl project with complete instructions. Also a tutorial in spinning a sturdy cable yarn.
Fiber focus: Cormo, with a baby sweater project.
Equipment: Spindle and wheel – how to use them simultaneously to spin a novelty yarn.

Summer 2008
Techniques: Tips on spinning cashmere as well as suri alpaca, with a lace shawl project.
Fiber focus: Colored cotton.
Equipment: Flick carders and how to use them.

Fall 2008
Bonus: Special Wheel Issue - The Great Spinning Wheel Roundup! A buyer’s guide to everything that’s out there. Specifications, prices, and availability. This is a must-have issue, accompanied by a definitive article on wheel mechanics by master teacher Maggie Casey.
Techniques: What is the difference between semiworsted and semi-woolen yarns?
Fiber focus: Pygora, with a scarf project.

Winter 2008
Bonus: Guide to Handpainted Fibers- Everybody is spinning hand painted fibers! A special section in this issue serves as a buyer’s guide to all the wonderful ones that are available, tricks and techniques for spinning it, and clever patterns for using it.
Techniques: Blending colors at the wheel.
Fiber focus: Spinning vicuña and guanaco fiber, with a hat project.
Equipment: Plying on a spindle.


SKU: 10SP02

Format: CD

ISBN 13: 9781596683570

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SKU: 10SP02

Format: CD

ISBN 13: 9781596683570

Customer Reviews

Trying to love the 2008 Spin Off CD Collection Review by NULL NULL

I use my computer for work and for recreation, and living in a tiny town in a rural area of Georgia I rely on the internet for communication and oh, yes! for shopping. I purchased a copy of the "2008 Spin Off CD Collection" hoping I would enjoy reading the four issues of "Spin Off" at my computer with brilliant photographs and fewer chunks of paper and at a lower price than purchasing back issues. I wish I had spent more and purchased those back issues printed on paper so that I can read in bed or in an easy chair or tuck it into my knitting bag or lay it on a table while I try a new spinning technique. With my printed magazines I can see and read the whole page without having to scroll through a page that has been enlarged to make it possible to read. As a woman in my 60s I have developed specific habits for reading and learning and enjoying publications, and I am certain that younger readers will appreciate the CD format more than I do. I will continue to enjoy watching DVDs on my computer monitor as well as on a television screen, but I'll purchase my books and magazines on printed paper.

(Posted on 12/5/2010)

(Posted on 12/5/2010)