Welcome to PLY Magazine, the new print magazine for handspinners!
Summer 2013: The First Issue
The theme of PLY’s first issue is . . . Firsts! Don’t mistake this for a beginner issue, though; some of the most talented, respected, knowledgable, and opinionated fiber minds in the community — among them Alden Amos, Stephenie Gaustad, Franklin Habit, Beth Smith, and Deb Robson — join us for this issue to give their insights about “spinning firsts”. We’ll help lay out the history of spinning and examine how that history impacts us today, and also get down and dirty with firsts that face even the most advanced handspinners. Also featured, of course — some pretty great projects!
The PLY Magazine Mission.
Here at PLY Magazine, our mission as a primary source for spinning knowledge, technique, and opinion is to do the following:
- support, reflect, and respond to the worldwide handspinning community
- provide in-depth material for intermediate to advanced spinners
- inspire new spinners
- celebrate the diversity of spinning and handspinners
- give a voice to spinners everywhere
- record the rich history, report on the vibrant present, and inspire the hopeful future of spinning by creating a themed, archive-worthy document of the spinning community’s aspirations, activities, and achievements.
- support indie businesses and craftspeople via affordable advertising, fair compensation, and return of intellectual property.
Read more about our mission on our About page.