SOAR scholars are asked to submit a report sharing their experiences as recipients and the impact the opportunity has had on their lives. Marianne Guckelsberger from Reykjavík, Iceland, tells us about SOAR 2012 in Lake Tahoe, California. Now that registration is open for SOAR 2013 my mind goes...
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
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Three swatches knitted in seed rib pattern using single, two-ply, and three-ply yarns When you ply your spun singles do you prefer two-ply, three-ply, or four-ply yarns? Or perhaps you prefer to work with singles and skip the plying all together? In the Fall 2001 issue of Spin-Off Rita Buchanan shared...
Oct 11, 2011
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I have my Spin-Off 2010 Calendar hanging right next to my desk; the image for February is one I put together for the calendar when we designed it last summer. February is a fun month for our family because we have a lot of birthdays to celebrate—and to top it off, my mom's birthday is on Valentine's...
Amy Clarke Moore
Feb 10, 2010
Filed under: Filed under: Call for Entries, Natural Dyes, Dyeing, Handspun, Spinning Wheels, Plying, Spin-Off Magazine, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Handwoven, Wool Processing, Types of Yarn, Spinning, Dyeing Yarn