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Learn how to buy an antique great wheel. Deb Menz walks you through the basics of adding color to your spinning. Learn how to use space-dyed roving. There’s a special focus on fibers from Hampshire sheep and Peruvian colored cotton. Get knitting patterns for a Qiviut hat, the Bohus Crescent Vest, and a child’s animal cardigan.
Summer 1998Decide between double drive and scotch tension. Use the McMorran balance to help you spin predictable yarns. Get an introduction to bobbin lace and make some of your own. Enjoy a special fiber focus on cashmere. Knit a spring scarf. Make a bobbin lace spider mat and a bobbin lace scarf. Knit three different hats—the NBK Rolled Brim hat, the Zigzag hat, and an alpaca, Coopworth, and Border Leicester hat.
Fall 1998Admire the Handspun Gallery of Autumn Vests. Learn how to knit stripes with Carol Huebscher Rhoades. Discover spinning in the Aztec world. There’s a whole section dedicated to Jacob and projects you can weave, nålbind, crochet, felt, and knit with its fleece. Knit an entrelac vest. Learn a carding trick for striped socks. Knit a thinking cap. Crochet a shawl. Knit a sweater with fans.
Winter 1998Learn about rare wools with Deborah Robson. Learn about the “right way” to spin. Read the spinner’s story behind Russia’s Orenburg shawls. See the rare breeds that live in a Benedictine monastery. Meet the redheaded Tunis sheep of Tunisia, Africa. Knit cushy socks. Learn about and knit two pairs of extreme socks. Rug hook Mother Hildegard’s prairie buffalo pillow. Knit a Russian-style lace scarf.
As with all our Spin-Off Collections, you get spinning inspiration at your fingertips. You can get this Collection as either a CD or Download. Just look at the advantages: