In the Summer issue, Elise Cohen takes a look at supported spinning on Russian-type spindles. Making a magazine is like spinning yarn As we finish our work on the Summer 2012 issue of Spin-Off (which will be mailing out the end of May and on newsstands mid-June), I can't help but think about how...
Maggie Casey teaching Spinning 101 at SOAR 2011 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Judith MacKenzie teaching her Spinning for Color workshop at SOAR 2011 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Deb Menz teaching her From Swatch to Scarf workshop at SOAR 2011 in Manchester, New Hampshire. Bringing the Spin-Off Autumn...
Nov 23, 2011
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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
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I was cleaning out some piles of stuff in my office the other day (I will say right up front, I probably win the prize for piles), and ran across an oooold copy of Spin-Off advertising our very first Spin-Off Autumn Retreat . That's what we called it then—the acronym came later. It said, "We're...
For years, you've had a secret, inexplicable yearning to make yarn—a subconscious desire that you've resisted, rationalized away, and pushed to the back of your mind. Things have happened, though, that make this resisting harder. Perhaps a good knitting friend has confessed a desire to...
Amy Clarke Moore
Sep 16, 2009
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A note from Amy: I first met Sarah Anderson virtually through a submission to Spin-Off magazine where she introduced me to her wrap-and-roll spinning technique; she spun a lively, buoyant yarn using a spindle and a spinning wheel simultaneously. You can see Sarah's videos of this technique here and...