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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We invited Lory Widmer Hess of Chestnut Ridge, New York, to share her insights as she learned to spin on her second attempt. Lory is the Managing Editor for the Waldorf Early Childhood Association of North America . Realizing the potential of spinning Lory Widmer Hess My first attempt to learn to spin...
Amy Clarke Moore
Feb 27, 2013
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(Left) Diane Witt, Jaye Whorton and Sue Maness spin under the tent. (Right) Alpacas visit. (left) Guild member Marsha Starr talks to kids about fiber. The Las Arañas Spinners & Weavers Guild in Albuquerque, New Mexico, along with the New Mexico Wool Growers Auxiliary, puts on a Sheep to Shawl...
While most of us have fiber on the mind all year long, this month provides a special opportunity to honor spinning and other crafty endeavors because March is National Craft Month. As a dabbler in many areas of the crafty world (in addition to spinning, I’ve also explored screenprinting, soapmaking...
On the Cover: Mohair and wool yarn from “Carded Color Socks,” page 100. Departments Editor's Page What's Going On Here? Letters As the Whorl Spins by Amanda Berka Reviews Abbreviations and Glossary Calendar compiled by Bobbie Irwin Classified Ads Advertiser's Index Green Lake...
Sep 25, 2007
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