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
Margaret Stove in her element, an Orenburg shawl. This picture is included in her book Wrapped in Lace and is from a trip she took to Orenburg to visit with master knitters. Margaret shows how she tensions Merino to spin springy elastic yarn. Margaret demonstrating how to find the tip of a wool lock...
Aside from the fact that I get to play with yarn and fiber everyday, there are some moments when I realize that my job is really, really cool. Enter Exhibit A (at left), a super advance copy of Spin Control , the upcoming Interweave book by Amy King of Spunky Eclectic fame. I’ve been looking forward...
Apr 1, 2009
Filed under: Filed under: Worsted, Handspun, Plying, Spinning Wheels, How To Spin, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Wool Processing, How-To, Types of Yarn, Spinning
I was looking back, waaay back, the other day, at the second issue of Spin-Off (Fall 1978). This popped out at me: a short article written by Harry and Olive Linder, one of the shining lights and great teachers of the spinning community back in the day. Harry and his wife, Olive, had just traveled in...
Linda Ligon's Blog
Jan 22, 2009
Filed under: Filed under: Wool Processing, Spinning Wheels, Spindle Spinning, Drop Spindle, Handspun, Spinning Wool, Merino Wool, Spin-Off Magazine, How-To, Spinning