The nuances of Andean spinning Nilda shows how yarn from two spindles is wound into a ball to be skeined for washing and dyeing before plying. It looks so simple, making yarn on a spindle. I've watched spinners in the Andes make yarn while herding sheep, climbing steep mountain paths, chasing children...
How an issue of Spin-Off is created Falkland wool, in the Hello Yarn September 2012 club colorway, Critter. We start planning each issue of Spin-Off over a year in advance. Many parts and pieces must come together to make a successful issue and it is always fascinating to see how the initial idea changes...
Apr 3, 2013
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Lydia van Gelder at the Oakland Museum of California, at their Samplings textile festival 2006. Photo: Susan Sullivan Maynard. Susan's ikat vest made from a scrap fabric, left over from an upholstery job that attracted Lydia's attention. Lydia's ninetieth birthday party where we all wore...
Amy Clarke Moore
Oct 5, 2011
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