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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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...
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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On the Cover: A Gallery of Handspun Quants, page 82. 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 in Lithuania: The Ties That Bind by Donna Druchunas Swimming...
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...