The Art & Craft of Spinning Yarn
Now you can master the art of spinning fiber into yarn with Spin Off magazine. Spinning your own yarn allows you to create beautiful one-of-a-kind yarn that is exactly what you need. By spinning your own yarn, you get to call all of the shots to produce the perfect yarn for your project. Do you need sturdy three-ply yarn for a durable pair of socks or soft, lofty yarn for a warm winter hat? Do you wonder whether to choose wool, silk, or a blend to spin yarn for a scarf? It's no wonder so many knitters, weavers, and crocheters love to work with their own handspun yarn. Spin Off magazine is here to help you learn about fiber, twist, and the joy of making yarn, whether you’re just getting started or already love to spin.
Summer 2020 Issue
Uncover the long thread of spinning with Spin Off Summer 2020, the Handspun Histories Issue. Connect to cotton’s deep roots in the American Southwest. Share in a handspinner’s passion for antique spinning wheels. Learn why the United States suffered from Merino mania in the nineteenth century. Plus, get to know Karakul, a multicoated heritage sheep breed that’s a must-spin for rug weavers.
- Follow along as Stephenie Gaustad lovingly repairs Alden Amos’ handspun, handwoven shirt, thread by thread.
- Investigate the reddish and golden locks of three sheep breeds, the gingers of the fiber world.
- Learn more about weaving with hemp singles, an often overlooked bast fiber.
- Make a customized sweater that fits your shape with Josefin Waltin.
- Plus, find four projects to knit and weave.