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The basics of spinning with a drop spindle.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL May-Jun 2001 (v.85#3) pg. 54
Correction COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Sep-Oct 2001 (v.85#5) pg. 16

Tips on spinning dog hair. Includes patterns for (1) Woman's jacket woven from Samoyed. (2) Tote bag woven from dog hair. (3) Toy dog woven in tapestry technique using handspun dog hair.
HANDWOVEN Mar 1982 (v.3#2) pg. 62, 87

How to spin slub yarn.
HANDWOVEN Jan-Feb 1994 (v.15#1) pg. 48

How to spin a bulky corespun yarn.
INTERWEAVE Spring 1980 (v.5#2) pg. 62

How to spin a fine yarn.
INTERWEAVE Summer 1980 (v.5#3) pg. 56

How to spin, weave, and sew an overblouse from ramie top. Blouse is cut from 12" wide, 3.5 yard long fabric.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #34 Spring 1978 (v.9#2) pg. 78

Two articles on teaching the blind to spin.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #39 Summer 1979 (v.10#3) pg. 90

Spinning fancy yarns.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #53 Winter 1982 (v.14#1) pg. 17

Spinning for softness and speed.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #53 Winter 1982 (v.14#1) pg. 66

Bulk spinning. Tips on how to do production spinning of heavy yarns.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #54 Spring 1983 (v.14#2) pg. 37

Tips on spinning dog hair.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #58 Spring 1984 (v.15#2) pg. 26

Tips on the Navajo three-ply method.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #61 Winter 1984 (v.16#1) pg. 11

Spinning: Where to begin. A look at costs, supplies, equipment, etc. Includes a directory of suppliers and a bibliography.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #62 Spring 1985 (v.16#2) pg. 10

Production spinning as a business. Eight steps to a good start. Breaking into retail, wholesale and mail-order marketing. Includes list of suggested equipment for a production studio.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #79 Summer 1989 (v.20#3) pg. 46

How to make a video of spinning or weaving techniques as a teaching tool or for entertainment. Advice about things to consider about purpose, audience, market, equipment, planning, preparation, scripting and editing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #85 Winter 1990-91 (v.22#1) pg. 26

Spinning for a project. Advice on planning, sampling and keeping records.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #91 Summer 1992 (v.23#3) pg. 38

Making it as a production spinner. Advice on equipment and business tips for weavers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #91 Summer 1992 (v.23#3) pg. 46

Fiber properties and fabric characteristics. How they impact spinning and weaving. Includes a chart of characteristics of 10 common fibers.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #92 Fall 1992 (v.23#4) pg. 51

Handspinning cat hair. Characteristics of cat hair described and information furnished on fiber preparation and spinning.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #97 Winter 1993-94 (v.25#1) pg. 36

A guide to what examiners look for when evaluating the spinning produced by an applicant for a Level I Certificate of Excellence in Handspinning.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #97 Winter 1993-94 (v.25#1) pg. 48

Spinning for lace. An explanation of the equipment used, adjustments to the wheel, the fibers, spinning the single, measuring twists per inch, plying and finishing.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #105 Winter 1995-96 (v.27#1) pg. 50

How to design and spin a knot yarn.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #109 Winter 1996-97 (v.28#1) pg. 57

Glitz yarns. How to design and spin them. Adding manmade glitter fibers to conventional fibers when spinning yarns.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 41

Spinning crepe yarn, a hard-twisted yarn whose purpose in the amount of twist is to create a textural effect in the fabric.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #111 Summer 1997 (v.28#3) pg. 57

Spinning for a single shuttle plaid, a way to produce handspun striped weft. Color is changed at intervals during spinning so lengths of each color equate to when weft color needs to change during weaving.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #113 Winter 1997-98 (v.29#1) pg. 28

Right from the start. How to spin with a smaller-than-standard, low-whorl drop spindle.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #116 Fall 1998 (v.29#4) pg. 21

How to teach spinning to beginning students.
SPIN-OFF 1978 (v.2) pg. 37

Handspinning as an art. How to produce designer yarns.
SPIN-OFF 1978 (v.2) pg. 57

A look at a handspinning project sponsored by CETA with the goal of training spinners to produce handspun yarn for sale.
SPIN-OFF 1979 (v.3) pg. 32

How to begin spinning with minimal equipment.
SPIN-OFF 1980 (v.4) pg. 37

How to spin fine yarn (2/14's in worsted, 16's in woolen).
SPIN-OFF 1980 (v.4) pg. 47

Designing fabrics on the spinning wheel. How to spin a hard twist crepe. Includes information on spinning technique, fiber selection, setting twist, weaving crepe and finishing the fabric. Specifications for four fabrics included.
SPIN-OFF 1981 (v.5) pg. 42

Tips on how to overcome common problems for beginning spinners.
SPIN-OFF 1981 (v.5) pg. 51

Tips on when to use a long draw and when to use a short draw.
SPIN-OFF 1981 (v.5) pg. 52

Spinning angora rabbit fur.
SPIN-OFF Oct 1982 (v.6#4) pg. 43

Some hints on spinning musk ox wool.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 20

Summary of the Wool Bureau Testing Service report on musk ox fiber. Provides recommendations on spinning oil, scouring, milling, and dyeing.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 42

Handspinning for needlework. Tips on spinning embroidery floss, tapestry yarn, and Perisan yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 29

Techniques for producing handspun knitwear that lasts. Covers fiber preparation, spinning, plying, and knitting.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 49

Suggestions on spinning mohair.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 23

Mohair processing and spinning.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 35

Blending mohair with other fibers (wool, Samoyed, silk, cotton, and flax).
SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 43

Preparing, spinning and dyeing mohair.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 52

Tips on spinning dog hair.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1984 (v.8#1) pg. 36

Tips on producing angora fibers and raising Angora rabbits.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1984 (v.8#2) pg. 17

How to spin traditional knitting yarns for ethnic sweaters.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 26

How to spin unique and usable yarns.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 33

Tips on how to cultivate and spin with ramie.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 50

Spinning methods for combed alpaca.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 26

Planning a spinning demonstration.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 17

Gathering and spinning the fibers of native plants.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 29

How to make knotted netting from "thigh-spun" plant fiber yarns.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 33

How to spin plant fibers on your thigh.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 33

Angora fiber spinning. Includes a short-sleeve woman's sweater to knit.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 35
Added Info SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 4

Spinning Australian cashmere and cashgora.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 40

Spinning in Bolivia. Instructions for spinning, plying and skeining yarn that the author's Bolivian teacher used are repeated in this article, along with a history of spinning in the Bolivian highlands.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 25

Spinning cellulose fibers (including cotton, flax, ramie, hemp and jute) for use in crochet.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 30

Spinning cashmere and weaving it into scarves is described. Enough detail is included so the project can be duplicated.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 37

Working with kid mohair. Covers two methods for scouring the mohair, for carding, combing or flicking the fibers and tips for spinning using the worsted method. Also includes instructions for weaving a scarf from Rambouillet wool blended with mohair.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 44

Combing techniques for separating the long, coarse primary fibers from the short, finer secondary fibers in cashgora. Includes spinning tips.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 39

A survey of leaf and stem fibers that can be handspun. Describes abaca or manila hemp, sisal and henequen, sansevieria or bowstring hemp, New Zealand flax, pina, jute, kenaf, ramie, nettles and hemp.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 24

Tree-bast fibers that are spun in Japan (mulberry, wisteria and linden bark, ramie, hemp) are described, along with information on how they are gathered, processed and spun.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 35

How to raise, process and spin ramie.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 40

How to spin overtwist and weave with the resulting yarn to create collapse, undulating fabrics.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 28

Caribou, a new fiber for spinners.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 46

A closer look at cashgora. Guidelines on preparation, spinning blended and unblended, plying with wool and producing special effects.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 49

Tip: Spray washed mohair with cream rinse to make it easier to tease, card and comb.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 53

How to spin mohair and longwools to produce active yarns with a small amount of twist that will provide undulations in handwoven fabrics, called "collapse" fabrics.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 41

Tips on the orientation of fibers when spinning.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 19

Handspinning for children with angora and Merino to produce soft yarns. Includes general instructions for knitting T-shaped sweaters and sweaters with raglan sleeves. Complete instructions for "Starburst Medallion" sweater-vest furnished.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 20

A guide to spinning llama wool. Includes instructions for knitting a raglan-sleeved pullover sweater with a lacy peplum and cuffs on the short sleeves.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1987 (v.11#2) pg. 33

Tips on cleaning and spinning qiviut, the hair of the musk ox.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 47

Tips on spinning variegated yarn.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 53

Sampling. How to establish a sampling procedure for handspinning yarns from various fibers.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 18

Spin wrapping. Description of a technique for producing unique yarns in which a fine core can be spun and wrapped simultaneously.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 22

How to spin single-ply, worsted-weight yarn.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 11
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1988 (v.12#4) pg. 9

Gloves and matching scarf are knitted from handspun alpaca. Includes fiber processing and spinning instructions, along with the knitting instructions for the scarf.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 52

Tip: Looped leader yarn recommended when beginning to spin a new bobbin of yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 9
Added Info SPIN-OFF Summer 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 31

Spinning ramie fibers. Techniques are described in an article on making a blouse from start to finish.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 28

Techniques for creating handspun novelty yarns including corkscrew, wrapped, inlay, seed, ringlet, boucle and loop.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1989 (v.13#1) pg. 58

Tips on methods of calculating yards per pound of yarn without spinning an entire pound of fiber.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1989 (v.13#2) pg. 11

Tip: Match twists-per-inch in handspun yarn to crimps-per-inch in the fleece.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 62

Tips on how to keep the grist of a yarn uniform when spinning is interrupted or lighting conditions are highly variable.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 62

"Out of the fold" spinning technique described.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 50

Tips on good drafting habits when spinning.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 50

How to spin garnetted (flecked) yarn and wrapped slub yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 16

Beginning spinners' problems and their solutions. A look at too much twist, yarn breakage, too little twist, uneven yarn and wheel adjustments.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 33

Suggestions on how to organize a spinning guild.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 62

How to correct problems in singles yarn by respinning it. Discusses yarn that is too softly spun, has uneven twist, is unevenly drafted or too slubby, spun too tightly, drafted too thickly or too fine.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 33

Fiber review. A guide to the preparation and spinning of natural white merino top, rainbow-dyed tussah brick silk, and rainbow-dyed kid mohair top.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 60

Record-keeping for spinners. Sample forms for fiber, yarn, products and sales and general advice on worthwhile observations to record.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 70

Suggestions on developing a notation system for handspun yarn and examples of one system. Insert describes how to estimate twist and a method for counting and duplicating a specific number of twists per inch.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 74, 78

How to spin elastic core yarns.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 23

Six-step plan for running a spinning contest. Includes sample contest objectives, rules and guidelines for officials and monitors, and a scoring sheet.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 67

Six articles on spinning fine yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 78, 80, 83, 84, 86, 88

Elements of demonstrating. Tips on preparing for a spinning demonstration and on answering questions at the event.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 32

Dog down. Techniques for gathering the fiber, odor control, blending with other fibers, dyeing dog down and spinning it. Includes instructions for spinning and knitting a button-front vest with shawl collar and cable accents down each side of the front.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 55

What makes a handspun project stand out? Advice on color, details, finishing, weight and yarn.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1991 (v.15#3) pg. 86

Teaching new spinners. How three experienced teachers get beginners off to a good start.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 33

Spinning in costume. Advice on costumes appropriate to the Colonial American period to wear when demonstrating spinning.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 42

Learning to spin from the fold. Techniques for spinning a variety of fibers noted.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 60

The art of the handspindle and the sitting distaff. Basics of spinning and plying described.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 57

Spinning for Andean backstrap weaving.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1992 (v.16#2) pg. 100

Spinning bulky singles for knitting. An introduction to the Indian-head spinner and its use. Includes two patterns for knitting two button-front vests from bulky yarns. Both vests have motifs based on traditional designs used by the Salish indians of British Columbia. One vest has a beaver motif, the other a raven motif. Also includes an explanation of how to work a Salish shoulder join.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 56
Correction SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 120

Making your handspinning pay for itself. How to identify which skills you will exchange for money, identify potential customers and price your service or product. Pitfalls and limits noted.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 90

Spinning on the bias. How to spin poppana bias strips, chenille-like yarns that are spun from bias strips of fabric. How to use the yarn as trim on felt-covered cones for table-top Christmas trees.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 94

A spinner with only one hand describes her technique.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 86

A look at how spinning can cause pain for those with joint disorders and suggestions for ways to minimize the problems.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 94

Solutions to back problems that plague handspinners. Discusses posture, the chair, taking breaks and stretching exercises.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1994 (v.18#1) pg. 96

Fiber basics of camel down and hair. How to spin each fiber.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 26

Knitted bear designed to be made from various samples of handspun fiber, with a collection of the bears serving as a yarn/fiber sampler. Accompanying article includes instructions for making a jacket, britches and stocking cap that fit the bear.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 102, 104

Update on synthetic fibers for use by handspinners.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 89

How to produce hand-designed yarn that incorporates a commercial yarn or thread in the spinning process. Emphasis is on how to incorporate "glitz" into hand- or drum-carded batts.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 96
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 3

"Snow Stars" baby blanket. Polyester fiber from an old bed pillow is spun and then knitted in a reversible knit/purl star pattern. Detailed explanation furnished on how to pencil-spin the polyester fiber.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 100

Instructions for making better joins in handspinning.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 128

Blending natural-colored fibers. Factors to consider about the fibers. A description of blending during preparation, while spinning or by plying.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 67

Spinning with kids. A series of articles that offer suggestions on projects that can be successful. Cardboard looms described for weaving pouches or drawstring bags from the yarn kids spin. Make a spinning crank and plying hook which are easier to use than drop spindles.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 90

The fiber exchange. Guidelines for participants in a cooperative project to share the spinning of fiver and make projects from the handspun yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1997 (v.21#1) pg. 96

Habitual spinning. The pros and cons of habitual spinning and advice on how to modify or refine your habitual yarn. A summary of helpful habits for spinners.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 46

Anasazi-style spinning and plying. Techniques for processing and spinning yucca leaves, milkweed and dogbane.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 50

Developing color skills in fiber blending and spinning.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 64

Mastering twist in handspinning. Principles, tips and techniques.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1997 (v.21#4) pg. 34

Advice on ways to spin space-dyed or painted roving.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 36

Making predictable yarns. Using the McMorran balance as an aid to precise spinning. How to match an arbitrary standard.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 51

Earning the Certificate of Excellence in handspinning from the Handweavers Guild of America. An explanation of the progress and practical effort it requires.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 57

Endless stripes. Handspinning techniques for working color changes into yarn so it produces stripes in knitted items. Includes charted pattern for Estonian Socks and instructions for Carding-trick striped socks.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1998 (v.22#3) pg. 56

Advice on learning to spin.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1998 (v.22#4) pg. 36

How to predraft purchased roving and top to prepare them for spinning.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 35

Spinning fine for knitting lace. Advice on choice of fiber, sorting, washing, combing, spinning and plying.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 63

Chilkat spinning as practiced in the 1800s by the Chilkats, a band of Tlingit indians living in the Pacific Northwest. How to prepare the cedar bark strips and spin both warp and weft by rolling bark and wool fibers on your thigh.
THREADS #1 Oct-Nov 1985 pg. 55

Kasuri-like-effect weaving. Creating handspun yarns that will resemble Japanese resist-dyed Ikat when woven.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #22 Fall 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 18

Texture with handspun. Creating color and texture in handspun yarns that can be woven into a multicolored jacket fabric.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #22 Fall 1981 (v.6#2) pg. 20

Introduction and guide to various fibers for spinning.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #34 Fall 1984 (v.9#2) pg. 42