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Spinning silk has never been easier!
Discover all the resources you need to learn how to spin silk. This digital kit features a workshop video, a comprehensive eBook, two digital issues of Spin-Off magazine, and a knitting pattern from Sara Lamb. Create luscious silk yarn that you will love to knit, crochet, or weave with.
This kit includes:
Spinning Silk: Sensuous, Successful, Yarns from Luxurious Silk
In this two hour workshop you’ll learn how to:
Spin-Off Presents: All About Silk
Gathered in this eBook are the absolute best articles on silk from the last thirty-five years of Spin-Off magazine.
With this eBook, you’ll:
Spin-Off Winter 1999
Digital Edition Magazine
With Wild Silks Part One you will discover wild silks of the world, from China and Japan to Mexico to Africa and India. Then take your silk knowledge to crochet silk cords.
Other highlights in this issue:
Rita Buchanan explains the art of combing wool. Nancy Oakes designed a bulky-weight sweater that’s perfect for beginning spinners. Spin and knit a delicate Spanish Moss & Southern “Belles” silk lace blouse and scarf. Deborah Pulliam covers the fiber basics of Cotswold. Make simple distaffs you can wear as bracelets.
Spin-Off Spring 2000
Enjoy the Wild Silks Part Two feature, which covers the wonders of wild silk and explores wild silk from the jungles of India.
Get ideas for a spinner’s notebook like Cynthia Bush’s. Rita Buchanan answers your questions about crocheting with handspun.Amy Clarke shares the results of the Save the Sheep Project. Discover the joys of indigo dying. First, learn how to put indigo to sleep with a Japanese indigo farmer. Read an article about Nigerian indigo dying techniques visiting New Mexico. Bobbie Irwin shares her research into large-scale natural dyes.
Originally published in SpinKnit Winter 2011
Create this fun little accessory from 100% Bombyx silk top. The motifs in this lace shawl are inspired by the shapes and colors of fire, perfect for painting. The flame motifs grow larger towards the hem, and the three-quarter shape fits perfectly around the shoulders.