Spinning the Edges Spinning connects me in those moments when I feel alone, when I wonder who I am, where I fit in and in what direction I should go. When I feel lost, I spin. At first it’s subtle. I find the way the colors are working together interesting, then slowly I become those colors intertwining...
SOAR Scholar's Blog
Nov 27, 2012
Filed under: Filed under: Dyeing, SOAR, Spin-Off Magazine, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Plying, Spinning Wheels, Handspun, Natural Dyes, Spinning Cotton, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn, Wool Processing, How-To
As I thought about how to begin this essay, describing my amazing time at SOAR 2011 in Manchester, the first thing I did was to bring out my SOAR notebook. It started its life as an unassuming lined notebook, but as the week progressed, the hole punch I had squirreled away in my supplies turned it into...
The Spring 2012 issue takes a look at Lincoln Longwool that includes how to make this dog leash and market bag. In the Spring 2012 issue Jacey Boggs shares her very thoughtful exploration of the question, where does twist stop? Photo: Kitten Adventure Boggs. What are we excited about? Now that the New...
Master making textural art yarn Jacey Boggs is a spinning powerhouse. A frequent contributor to Spin-Off and SOAR mentor, she has made a name for herself with her analytical thoughtful approach to making novelty yarns that aren't only fun but also functional. Later this year, Jacey will be releasing...
Margaret spinning singles from Merino wool. Margaret demonstrating washing Merino wool, one lock at a time. Margaret sharing a microscopic image from the Wool Research Organization of New Zealand showing unwashed and washed wool. Margaret Stove and her one and only Bush Bouquet Shawl that she was commissioned...
Linda Ligon's Blog
Dec 29, 2010
Filed under: Filed under: Plying, SOAR, How To Spin, Wool Processing, Spinning Wheels, Handspun, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Types of Yarn, Spinning
Sarah Wroot arriving at SOAR Team Scholarship, Sarah Wilson and Michelle Boyd, spinning Angela Paolini and Emma Crew of Team Spindle spinning Stetson Weddle and Ann McDonough of Batts in the Belfry knitting The busy hands of Team Strip and Shove It Up Your Orifice The judges with the hats (left to right...
What does creativity mean to you? For some these are tools of torture: coloring pencils and paper. Amy's daughter Hannah making collages at the dining room table. Handspun cotton yarn and weaving tools. Petra didn't like photos of herself—but Alice, whom Petra was teaching how to weave...
Amy Clarke Moore
Sep 22, 2010
Filed under: Filed under: SOAR, Natural Dyes, Dyeing, Handspun, Spindle Spinning, Spinning Wheels, Drop Spindle, Plying, How To Spin, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn
Meet a Natural Spinner DeAnna Dailey came to spinning in a very normal way (through the accumulation of hair from a pet)—though the direction she's taken her spinning is not very common (spinning is part of her daily life as a nature skills teacher). We've asked her some questions about...
On the Cover: Spinning Pleasantly Plump and Silky Singles by Judith MacKenzie, page 62. 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 Spinning Basics: Spinning Fine Yarns...