What I wish history class had been like Norman Kennedy demonstrating breaking up the husk of the retted flax plant to harvest the fiber. Thank goodness for those in our community who keep traditional techniques alive. Norman Kennedy is one of these treasures. We were lucky to record some of his vast...
Judith MacKenzie explains that being able to make yarns to fit a project is the basis of the spinner's toolbox. Judith demonstrates worsted spinning. Judith demonstrates semi-worsted spinning. What do you have in your toolbox? I have to admit that, as a spinner, I have a weakness for tools. How could...
Spinning Across Spain I started my summer off with a trip to Sitges, Spain (just south of Barcelona), to visit my parents who are there for a year while my Dad works on a Fulbright research grant. Traveling with my husband and two daughters, Hannah (five years) and Sarah (eight months), I knew that it...
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
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On the cover : Loom Blooms can add a festive quality to anything—from hair barrettes to flip flops! Features Behind the Scenes: At Vermont Spindle Company by Cindy Ellen Hill Spinning True to Oneself by Randy Chelsey In Hot Water by Glenna Dean Handspun Gallery of Ponchos A Passion for Fiber by...
Nov 28, 2005
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