Spin Off Summer 2024

Topic Handspun Projects, Plying/Yarn Design, Fiber Prep, Dyeing, Color
Author Spin Off Editorial Staff
Format Magazine

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For this cheerful Summer issue of Spin Off, we chose “Handspun Handknits” to explore knitting and beyond. This issue connects you to spinners past and present working in a wide variety of fibers to create useful and beautiful cloth. Following their work helps you to explore new fibers and techniques or deepen your understanding of the familiar!

  • Travel to Peru with Dr. Carrie Brezine to learn about cotton stockings left behind by sixteenth-century knitters, and spin your own pair with Devin Helmen.
  • Follow Swedish spinner Josefin Waltin’s flaxen journey as she began knitting with handspun linen and made a puzzling discovery. In a surprising twist, she fixed her bias!
  • Learn about Norwegian sweaters from Annemor Sundbø, and then re-create a woven pick-up band from Vesterheim National Norwegian-American Museum.

No matter your textile interests—spinning for knitting, weaving, crochet, embroidery, and more—this issue is brimming with inspiration!

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