spinhandspun designs


Industrial Felt Designs



Carga Messengers, Carga



Unzippable UM Bags, Josh Jackus


Bookwave Hanging Storage, Mehtap Obuz for Ilio



Buzzilight, Buzzispace



Wine Carrier, Graf & Lantz


6 Pack Wine Rack, Etcetera Media


Table Top Accessories, Filzfelt


Knot Seating, Yvonne Ip for Made




Peacock Chair, Dror



Re:Cover and Folder, Fredrik Farg


Diamond Garland, Jeanie Lai for Moufelt


A-Z Refrigerator Magnets, MiChiMa (Industrial Exception)

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spinhandspun is contemplating the yarniverse…
December 30, 2009, 2:36 AM
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spinhandspun is conteplating the yarniverse…



K’Nex Lightbox Tutorial

After months of photographing my work with so-so results, I decided it was time to invest in a lightbox. And what better way to do it than to Do It Yourself? In search of the perfect supplies, I raided my parents basement and came across my favorite childhood toy: a box of K’nex!

If you’re wondering what a lightbox can do for you, look no further than my dingy-yellow digital ‘graphs in the K’nex building portion of this tutorial, then compare those to these images taken inside of the completed K’nex lightbox. Lightboxes keep your colors looking bright, reduce shadows, and make sure your images look clean and professional. Follow the tutorial below to create your own…


Knex lightbox.
Knex structure without screen.


Screen removes to photograph both from top
and side.


Photographing from the top.


Photographing from the side.


Three eyelets per corner.


Eylets overlap onto Knex to hold screen in place
at corners

Click Here for the Full Tutorial!



Latest Edition: Buttons by Perishables!
February 27, 2009, 8:41 PM
Filed under: materials

Attention to all who love organic forms, and embryonic imagery:
SPINHANDSPUN is delighted to announce the arrival of a new set of polymer hex buttons, designed, crafted, and out-done by Perishables, an artist who creates her own shipping packages, and uses nature retreats for inspiration. [2010 Update: Perishables is no longer listed as an Etsy store seller]

The next collection of cases will feature her work. Until then, I’ll be rolling these buttons between my fingertips, and relishing their polymer musicality.

For more information about Perishables and her work, Continue reading