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xx   WOOL

How to prepare wool for spinning: five easy steps.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1981 (v.59#3) pg. G6

Fiber facts. Working with wool. Tips on selection, washing, storing, and dyeing.
CLOTH DOLL Fall 1995 (v.11#1) pg. 27

How to spin yarns for weaving linsey-woolsey.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1982 (v.3#5) pg. 59

Spinning techniques for blending fibers and colors to create heathered yarn, tweeds or garnetted yarns, variegated or ombre yarns and interesting color blends.
HANDWOVEN Nov-Dec 1988 (v.9#5) pg. 67

Details of how to handspin a singles wool yarn from medium fine wool and weave it into enough cloth for a pair of woman's slacks.
HANDWOVEN Sep-Oct 1989 (v.10#4) pg. 65

Homespun wool and natural dyes. An introduction to wool preparation and spinning using the Navaho drop spindle.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #13 Jan 1972 pg. 68

How to prepare and spin raw wool on a Penguin Wheel.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1979 (v.152#3) pg. 212

Sheep-to-shawl competitions. How to prepare a team for participation. Covers team signs and banners, shearing, fleece choice, fiber preparation, spinning and weaving techniques, and shawl design.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #80 Fall 1989 (v.20#4) pg. 29

A fine thread. A description of spinning merino and a superfine merino called sharlea. Includes instructions for knitting a triangular head shawl in an eyelet leaf pattern. The edge is finished with crocheted picot edging.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #86 Spring 1991 (v.22#2) pg. 8

Woolen and worsted, the what, why and when. Definitions, fleece characteristics and information on preparation.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #91 Summer 1992 (v.23#3) pg. 52

Fiber blends of wool, silk and mohair. An examination of how fibers react together and tips on fiber preparation and spinning.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #117 Winter 1998-99 (v.30#1) pg. 55

Woolen versus worsted. How yarn structure affects wool fabric when fulled.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #119 Summer 1999 (v.30#3) pg. 48

How to hold "Woolworth" experiments in spinning, a group project designed to achieve excellence in spinning with wool.
SPIN-OFF 1979 (v.3) pg. 38

How to spin in the grease without carding. Emphasis is on preparation of the fibers by combing with a metal dog comb.
SPIN-OFF 1979 (v.3) pg. 50

Kiwicraft, a method of preparing wool for knitting by using only the hands to roll or twist the staples.
SPIN-OFF 1979 (v.3) pg. 52

How to process and spin wool the way the natives do in the Cuenca Valley of Equador.
SPIN-OFF 1980 (v.4) pg. 28

Beverly Royce's personal strategy for preparing fiber and spinning it. Applies especially to fine wools. Steps include washing, combing, making roving, spinning and plying.
SPIN-OFF 1981 (v.5) pg. 49

Tips on spinning cotton, linen, silk and wool.
SPIN-OFF 1981 (v.5) pg. 55

Wonderful worsted. Part 1. Handcombing and spinning techniques to produce worsted yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1983 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Wonderful worsted. Part 2. Alternate methods of woolcombing.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 21

Spinning worsted yarn.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1983 (v.7#4) pg. 26

How to control "pilling" while spinning with wool.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1984 (v.8#4) pg. 35

Five different ways to card and spin rainbow batts.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1985 (v.9#1) pg. 19

Tips on spinning a wool embroidery yarn.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1985 (v.9#3) pg. 46

Spinning with Icelandic wool which is composed of both a soft, fine downy layer and a long, coarser hair.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 33

Spinning "lopi" yarn from Icelandic fleece.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 40

Tips on blending goose down and feathers into wool and spinning it.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1986 (v.10#4) pg. 15

Preparing and spinning wool in the Navajo way.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 38

Preparation and spinning of Cormo (Corriedale-Merino cross) and Mongolian combed cashmere.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1988 (v.12#2) pg. 27
Added Info SPIN-OFF Fall 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 6

How to spin yarn from Falkland Islands wool.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1988 (v.12#3) pg. 20

Tips on spinning Shetland, a short-stapled wool, into a worsted-like yarn.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 11
Correction SPIN-OFF Winter 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 4

Spinning angora and silk/Merino wool blend. Accompanying article describes how to use the yarn in a knitted tam and muff.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1989 (v.13#3) pg. 44

Tips on using hair conditioners as combing sprays when spinning wool.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 6

Tip on how to "doff" wool with a "diz," a disk with a hole in the middle through which fibers are pulled into a thin, untwisted, continuous strand.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 18

Man's gray ribbed cardigan, with zipper front and long sleeves, is knitted from four-ply, knitting-worsted yarn which was made by plying one strand spun from commercial alpaca top with three strands spun from a Romney fleece. Includes detailed explanation of fiber preparation, planning, sampling and spinning. Only general information is furnished on knitting, which was done in Moss Knit Rib.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1990 (v.14#1) pg. 44

Tips on using human hair-care products for washing and controlling fleece and yarns.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1990 (v.14#2) pg. 64

Single-handed spinning. A description of techniques developed for carding and spinning wool after one hand was amputated.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 44

Spinning novelty yarns for two shawls (1) Wool-mohair shawl (2) Silk shawl woven with smooth tussah singles in combination with a slubby yarn, double bound with commercial metallic thread. Only the spinning details are furnished.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1990 (v.14#3) pg. 78

Five articles on sheep-to-shawl contests. Tip for preparing and competing. Different types of contests and requirements assessed.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 42, 48, 52, 53, 100

Straight from the sheep. Techniques for spinning "in the grease". Tips on fleece selection, sorting and preparing the wool, spinning and washing the yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1991 (v.15#2) pg. 30

When the mountain of wool get too big. A spinners' guide to processing services. Questions to ask yourself about what you have and what you want done.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1992 (v.16#3) pg. 70

Crazy yarn. Spinner describes carding multicolored pieces of yarn into wool fleece and then spinning it into "crazy yarn." Includes pattern for a square-neck woman's vest made from crazy yarn and knitted in basket weave and moss stitches.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1992 (v.16#4) pg. 14

A drying rack for fleece that anyone can make.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 97

Planning a V-shaped shawl for a sheep-to-shawl contest.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1993 (v.17#2) pg. 90

Putting on the dog. How to wash dog wool (the shed undercoat of Samoyeds and Alaskan huskies) blend it with wool and spin both carded and uncarded versions.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1993 (v.17#4) pg. 48

Scouring fleece. A beginner's guide to preparing raw wool. Details on washing, drying and hand-picking.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1994 (v.18#2) pg. 35

Storage and salvage of wool fleece and other fibers. Offers advice on exploring bags of old fleece, identifying problems and determining what can be salvaged. Also describes ideal storage methods and suggests a recordkeeping system.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 36

Tips for spinning superwash wool top.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 88

Wall-mounted, folding drying rack for drying fleece.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 77

Information on how long fleece and fiber can be stored and how to protect it for longer "shelf-life".
SPIN-OFF Winter 1995 (v.19#4) pg. 128

Advice on how a spinner can prevent color streaks and variations in handspun yarn made from either natural or dyed fleece.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1996 (v.20#3) pg. 91

Advice on things a spinner can do to minimize pilling in a finished garment and tips on pill-removal.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1996 (v.20#4) pg. 93

Tools for processing wool fleece described and an explanation on how preparation affects the yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 36

Superfine merino. A comparison between spinning raw fleece and commercial top. Includes instructions for knitting Pendants, Little Shells, and Fancy Scalloped Edging patterns and for Lacy Scallops crochet pattern.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 38

Washing your wool fleece and getting it clean enough to send to a commercial processor for carding.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1997 (v.21#2) pg. 58

The basics of blending and combining fibers before you spin, plying singles spun from different fibers and combining yarns in a project.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1997 (v.21#3) pg. 38
Correction SPIN-OFF Spring 1998 (v.22#1) pg. 3

How to handle a whole fleece. A checklist on selection and sorting.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 48

Essentials. Basic ideas, tools and terms for handspinners. How to spin, ply and finish wool yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 19

Heat'em, Harley. A device to dry washed wool fleece quickly uses a plastic bucket outfitted with PVC elbow to accommodate the nozzel of a hair dryer.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 44

Evaluating the fiber diameter of a wool fleece. Judging by touch, the Bradford count system and micron testing.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 23

Beware the painted roving. A summary of lessons learned from spinning hand-dyed rainbow wool roving, some of the problems encountered and what not to do.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 44

How to spin wool using a distaff and drop spindle in the method used in Italy more than 70 years ago.
THREADS #2 Dec 1985-Jan 1986 pg. 33

Advice on a storage system for yarns and fleece.
THREADS #34 Apr-May 1991 pg. 12
Added Info THREADS #36 Aug-Sep 1991 pg. 4

A look at Jacob wool. Suggestions on several ways to create interesting yarn with their black, white and variegated wool.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #43 Winter 1987 (v.11#3) pg. 57