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
When I learned to spin 16 years ago, I learned alone, from a book. I lived in a remote community where there were no opportunities to learn to spin. There was no YouTube, no local guild, no kindly mentor. I was adrift with my new passion, with no guidance. Then I found Spin-Off Magazine. Spin-Off showed...
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
Margaret Stove and her Bush Bouquet Shawl that she was commissioned to design, spin, and knit for the birth of Prince William. Margaret's first shawl fine enough to pass through a wedding ring. It was spun from a Merino fleece. A knitted lace sample from Margaret's SOAR 2010 workshop. Speed-knit...
If you have ever attended our Spin-Off Autumn Retreat (SOAR), you know the sweet anticipation that precedes the release of the Spring 2010 issue of Spin-Off and the announcement of the workshops and mentors. Of course, now that we have a website, those announcements don't have to wait for the Spring...
Thanks very much to everyone who donated and bid on items for the SOAR Scholarship Auction, and to everyone who made donations during SOAR registration. Thanks to your generosity we raised over $6,000 for the SOAR Scholarship Fund. This past year, the funds raised from the 2007 auction provided a total...