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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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...
Two months ago I put out a challenge to spinners everywhere to enter our “ All Wrapped Up in Natural Fiber ” contest to create a scarf made with natural fiber and perhaps even with fiber they raised themselves. You’d be amazed at what arrived in our office! We had a great response and...
Amy Clarke Moore
Jun 10, 2009
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The onset of shearing creates spring fever in spinners. We do not even have to raise sheep to be eager to see them shorn. A trip to a nearby farm during shearing season can provide a year’s worth of daydreaming—just looking at wool on-the-hoof can plant visions of the yarn, sweater, or blanket...