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
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.
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.
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.
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.