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Summer 2021

You’ll discover helpful techniques that are designed to help everyone, from the beginning spinner to the most advanced. Learn how to dye your own fibers, plying basics, fiber preparation and combining colored fibers to make novelty yarns. Plus great patterns to show off your handspun yarns.

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Land:
United States
Sprache:
English
Verlag:
Long Thread Media LLC
Erscheinungsweise:
Quarterly
9,01 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
27,06 €(Inkl. MwSt.)
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majacraft

USA ARIZONA ARIZONA Grandma’s Spinning Wheel 6544 E. Tanque Verde #150 Tucson, AZ 85715 Ph 520 290-3738 spinningramma@aol.com www.grandmasspinningwheel.com CALIFORNIA The Village Spinning & Weaving 425-B Alisal Rd Solvang, CA 93463 Ph 888 686-1192 Toll Free villagespinweave@mac.com www.villagespinweave.com COLORADO Bountiful 211 Green Mountain Dr Livermore, CO 80536 Ph 970 482-7746 Toll-free 877 586-9332 info@bountifulspinweave.com www.bountifulspinweave.com Blazing Star Ranch 3424 S. Broadway Englewood, CO 80113 Ph 303 514-8780 blazingstarranch@gmail.com www.blazingstarranch.com CONNECTICUT The Wheel Thing 454 Wells Hill Rd Lakeville, CT 06039 Ph 860 435-2626 jlynn4540@gmail.com www.the-wheel-thing.com IDAHO The Sheep Shed 76 N. Robinson Rd Nampa ID 83687 sheepshed@q.com Ph 208-899-1148 ILLINOIS The Fold 3316 Millstream Rd Marengo, IL60152 Ph 815 568-0165 thefold@mc.net www.thefoldatmc.net INDIANA The Trading Post for Fiber Arts 8833 S. 5O W. Pendleton, IN 46064 Ph 765 778-3642 tradingpostfiber@aol.com www.tradingpostfiber.com KENTUCKY The Woolery 859 E Main St STE 1A Frankfort, KY 40601 Ph 502 352-9800 info@woolery.com www.thewoolery.com LOUISIANA Weavin’ Place 79434 Deluane Rd Folsom, LA 70437 Ph 985 796-8048 cheryl@weavinplace.com www.weavinplace.com MAINE Halcyon Yam 12 School St Bath, ME 04530 Ph 1-800-341-0282 purchasing@halcyonyarn.com www.halcyon.com NEW MEXICO The WoolShed 150 Prairiewood Lane Stanley, NM 87056 Ph 5052046127 TheWoolShed.maplewindsfarm@gmail.com OHIO Three Sheep Gallery 164 Wolcott Dr Boardman, OH 44512 Ph 330 95533600 linda@threesheepgallery.com NORTH CAROLINA Hippie Chix Fiber Art 102 Indian Mound Rd Cullowhee, NC 28723 Ph 828 293-2420 gailjohnston@frontier.com www.hippiechixfiber.etsy.com The Tail Spinner 109 North Wilmington Street Richlands, NC…

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hand combs for beautiful fibre preparation

Our hand combs are the ideal size for your hands, a great weight so you can comfortably comb for longer, and we use a special system for constructing our combs so the tines do not bend or skew with use. Majacraft hand combs are ‘fine’ combs, and will give you a wonderful fibre preparation for all your fine fibres such as merino or polwarth. Give yourself the freedom of combing and prepare your blends of fibre, or colour, or both, exactly the way you want them to be! all you need to spin your dreams…

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editor’ s letter

Twist is one of handspinning’s core elements, but it can be tricky for spinners to discuss. Not only do we hold strong opinions about the amount and direction of twist required for a successful yarn, but the way we evaluate and describe twist varies. Some people carefully measure and calculate, while others rely on look and feel. Like many things in life, twist is more complicated than it seems. This is good news for those of us who love to explore! Twist is a simple technology, but how we combine it with fiber choice, yarn design, and end use gives our yarns character. This character is both personal and cultural; how we spin helps to place us in the history of handspinners. In this issue, Liz Hammond-Kaarremaa shows us in a…

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letters

I’M A NEWBIE AND HAVEN’T SPUN any wool, or anything else, but I wanted to send a picture of the fleece that I bought to share a part of my journey. Inspired by the article “The Great Fleece Makeover” by Emonieiesha Hopkins [Spin Off, Winter 2020], I bought a rubbish bag full of wool. I am learning so much about needing to look at what I’ve bought before making a judgment. What I actually bought was lovely Merino fleece and not just a tangle of grass and lanolin with bits of wool thrown in! The learning curve, though steep, is setting me up, and I am having fun. Evelynne Crisp East of Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia Update: Evelynne made her first rolag with her new handcards! —Editor THIS COTSWOLD FIBER is from Robin…

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reviews

Wild Mountain Time: Native Dye Plants By Dede Styles; photography by Frederick Park As you go about your day, look at your surroundings. Dye plants grow everywhere—in abandoned lots, beside vacant buildings, and along railroad tracks—and an abundance of hues are just waiting to be gathered and added to the dyepot. In an easygoing manner, Dede Styles shares her tips for recognizing local dye plants in southern Appalachia as well as her method for mordanting wool and adjusting colors with iron, copper, and more. From bark to flowers, learn what flora to look for and which to avoid, while respecting property rights and being mindful not to harvest too much. You’ll never see your neighborhood’s vegetation the same way again. Swannanoa, North Carolina: Self-published, 2019. Paperback, 49 pages, $15. ISBN 9781646697182. To order the…

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fresh finds

If you have a new product you would like featured in Get This, please contact us at spinoff@longthreadmedia.com.…