Last year was the first for Spinzilla, a weeklong spinning competition that encourages groups and individuals to make as much yarn as they can to claim bragging rights (as well as a trophy and gift certificates for team members).…
Judith Mackenzie is a well-known fiber artist, teacher, weaver and spinner whose studio at the Rainforest Arts Center in Forks, Wash., was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 29. She was an artist in residence there, and the fire consumed …
From the Old’s College Course handbook: “The Master Spinner Program consists of six progressive levels of classroom and independent study involving skill development, research studies and project assignments in the area of hand spinning of all major types of …
Look at the cover! Spindle, plus sheep equals hat! Love. It!
Well, we all know there’s more to it, that’s why the folks at Interweave bring us these mouth watering magazines! In this issue articles discuss traditional textiles (cedar fibers) from …
All you ever wanted to know about cotton!
This beautifully boxed assortment of our Pima, Acala, Brown, & Green cottons will get you started learning about cotton.
Also included is a brass Tahkli spindle, ideal for spinning all our cottons. …
From Interweave’s Spin-Off Magazine:
Spin and knit your own version and submit it to be considered for the Spin-Off Spring 2011 Handspun Gallery. Here’s the Call for Entries. Entries need to arrive in our office by December 13, 2010–so …
Well, I’m not one of those people who have a cute little portable wheel, and what I do have doesn’t really fit on the back of my motorcycle, so thinking I’ll pass on this one, but how much fun could …
Love to spin your own yarn? Whether you are a brand new spinner or have years of experience, this is a place to share your questions, stories, advice, and of course, pictures of your handspun yarn!
This is an ongoing …
Amy Clarke Moore, Editor of Spin-Off Magazine brings us this book, with 25 small (most …
From River’s Edge Weaving Studio’s newsletter, are some good hints and tips when drafting your fibers to spin. Go to their site for even more info: http://www.weavingstudio.samsbiz.com/
- Fiber length – pull off a few representative fibers, and determine the longest
In Spin Off’s new e-newsletter, there is an article on plying with beads. Interesting, not because I need another hobby, but it’s just something that never occured to me. Spin your yarn, thread some beads on one of the singles or …
Come one, Come all to SOAR!
In 1995, Interweave Press established a scholarship program as a way of supporting fiber students to expand their interest in spinning, to share valuable information within the spinning community, as well as to preserve, …
All you ever wanted to know about spinning cotton, I promise!
Cotton spinning made easy. With a few adjustments made to your wheel, you can spin cotton just like the pros. Become a “cotton spinner extraordinaire”. 120 minutes long, and …
From Amy Clarke Moore’s Spin Off Blog:
Spin-Off is launching a contest to celebrate the International Year of Natural Fiber and the winning entries will be featured in the Fall 2009 Handspun Gallery in Spin-Off! Entry guidelines are posted …