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Suspended Spindle Issue – Summer 19
Suspended Spindle Issue
Are you new to suspended spindles and want to know how to…do everything?
Do you want to wind beautiful fancy cops and make center-pull balls?
Do you want to learn all about spindle dynamics and what works best for producing different yarns?
This issue is entirely devoted to those spindles that require, desire, and deserve support. No supported spindles here – all suspended spindles. The issue has the basics, of course – what a suspended spindle is, the parts of it, and a step-by-step tutorial on how to use one. But there is more to know, deeper to dig. We go into how they work and why; how to pick a first spindle; how to spin woolen and worsted; different ways to ply (including ply on the fly); and so much more! We give you a roster of different types of support spindles through the ages; the best woods for spindles; how to fix spindle ouchies; and how to wind the prettiest cops around. This is an issue to savor.
Letter from the Editor
Sheep on the edge: Florida Cracker—Amy Manko
Ode to a Weighted Stick—Abby Franquemont
Words to Spindle By: Suspended Spindle Glossary—Mary Henze
Suspended Spindle, the types—Terri Guerette
High, low, center, rim
Choosing a Spindle, the basics—Brenda Dunse
Spindle dynamics—Stephenie Gaustad
Spindle Hooks … by hook or by crook—Amelia Garripoli
Wheel to Spindle Translation—Becca Roy
Spindling while alive: making yarn, one yard at a time—Molly Inzeo
A Range of Turkish Spindles—Rachael Prest
The Half Hitch, a close up
Great woods for superb spindles: how wood helps—Wanda Jenkins
Dealgans: the gnomes of the spindling world—Rachel Theall
Basic fixes for spindle ouchies—Alan Dewey and Milissa Ellison Dewey
Spindle stories from the subway—Milissa Meyer
Spindling like a Viking—Sissel Ellevseth
Guest teacher: I was more excited than the kids—Kate Boyd
PLY Away spread
POI: Ed Jenkins—Evanita Montalvo
Spindle Spun: Woolen and Worsted Sukrita Mahon
Winding a Tidy Cop—Rebecca Lamperd
The messy cop— Joanne Seiff
Oh me oh my, so many ways to ply—Diana Twiss
Ply on the Fly: What and Why?—Christopher Kale
How to wind a Turkish cop—Debbie Held
Spinning across a flock of turkish spindles—Evanita Montalvo