So, the Summer and Fall issues of Spin-0ff have arrived, and were quite enjoyable. But I can't help but wonder...are you ever going to mention the words flax or linen in your publication again?? There's no end of animal fiber in your mag, but, plant fiber, specifically linum... well, let's just say I've been waiting a long time.
I agree. I would like to see more written about this wonderful fiber. Although I grow and spin flax I am eager to get ideas from other flax spinners.
Thank you both for the suggestion, we will definitely consider it as we plan future issues. If you have any ideas for specific articles, we always welcome submissions!
Liz GoodManaging Editor, Spin-Off
I'm interested in wild bast fibers, specifically dogbane.
In fact I do have article suggestions. How can I contact you?
Feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org and if you would like to submit an idea, our submission guidelines can be found here: http://eimages.interweave.com/general/pdfs/Spin-Off-Contributor-Guidelines.pdf.
Oh, absolutely! I am wanting to know more about nettle too, after reading about and seeing the lovely pictures in Judith MacKenzie McCuin's book, The Intentional Spinner, Does anyone dabble in this?
Just wanted to reply to tracyandrook that I just came across that wonderful article from winter 09 Spinoff that's all about spinning wild fibres, including dogbane. (p.53). If you are unable to locate it, I'd be happy to copy and send it to you.
Thanks, I have the article. I'm exploring dogbane in more depth now: can I use linen protocols to prepare it? Specifically, dew-retting the epidermis, and hackling using a cat brush.