A trip down memory lane I just received a copy of the Spin-Off 2000 Collection CD, and seeing it brought back a flood of memories—it is the year I transitioned from assistant editor to guest editor, to editor, represented in the Spring, Summer, and Fall issues. It was all so new to me—every...
Amy Clarke Moore
Jan 18, 2012
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Spiders are frequent travelers after the Ides of March. When the eggs hatch, the tiny offspring are caught by the slightest breeze in their miniwebs, launching them into space. Many nights as a teenager were spent patrolling the pine trees, looking for orb weavers spinning webs in the branches. For a...
When we learned that 2009 was to be the United Nations’ Year of Natural Fiber , our first thought was, “Wow! What can we do that’s really special?” Our second thought was, “Wait a minute—we’re about natural fiber EVERY year! What’s special about that?”...
Linda Ligon's Blog
May 27, 2009
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On the Cover: Handpainted bombyx silk, page 44. Departments Editor's Page Letters As the Whorl Spins by Stefanie Berganini Reviews Get This! by Stefanie Berganini Abbreviations Calendar Classified Ads Advertiser's Index Swoopy Skirts by Kathryn Alexander Fiber Basics: South America’s Wild...
Dec 9, 2008
Filed under: Filed under: Dyeing, Spindle Spinning, Drop Spindle, Spin-Off Magazine, Handspun, Plying, Natural Dyes, Spinning Fiber, Spinning Wheels, Spinning Silk, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn
On the Cover: Kating Bright doodles with yarn on her crocheted and fulled llama hats. Photograph by Joe Coca. Departments Editor's Page What's Going On Here? Letters As the Whorl Spins Reviews Abbreviations and Glossary Spinner's Connection Calendar Product News Finnish Kuvikas Tapestry Techniques...
Features Yarn Grist: An Excerpt from The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning by Alden Amos The Home Textile Tool Museum by Bill Ralph Spinning Threads of Freedom: Mahatma Gandhi's Message by Brinda Gill Spindle-Spun Tunic by Elaine Boaz Old World Crochet by Priscilla A. Gibson-Roberts The Chacara...