What do our readers have to say about PLY?
This is the only magazine that I use and keep like a book. When it arrives, I drop everything and read PLY cover to cover. I indulge in all of the well-written content, beautiful photography, as well as the pertinent topics, discussions, instruction, patterns, tips, thought-provoking articles and product reviews. I look carefully at all of the ads as well for new tools and fiber sources! As a spinner and fiber artist, PLY is an invaluable resource that I refer back to often when dreaming up new projects. Thank you PLY for playing a vital role in my fiber arts journey!
I look forward to receiving my issue of PLY each quarter. I spend the next few weeks poring over every article and project and review. I then shelve the issue right next to my fibre reference books. I have gone back to past issues many times. This magazine is so very inspiring. Not only is there a great deal of information from many different spinners there is also a general spirit of enthusiasm and curiosity that is evident in this magazine. The contributors try so many different approaches and it really opens my eyes to all kinds of possibilities that I want to work on myself. I don’t subscribe to any other publications. I’ve never come across another magazine that is so consistently worth every penny.
PLY magazine has filled a void in the magazine publishing world. Many of the magazines have gone to less in-depth articles or in some cases, no articles; just patterns. I enjoy a magazine that I actually have to take time to read and that makes me want to pull out fiber and try some of the techniques. There is enough information and pictures in the articles that that is possible. It also doesn’t seem like a rehash of the same information presented in a different format. The limited advertising space is also a big plus. Keep up the good work. I look forward to each issue.
PLY Magazine is hands down the best money I spend on my spinning every year. I get so excited about every topic covered and the quality of the articles is not to be beat! But the best compliment I can give it is actually not mine at all. I recently had some houseguests (friends of my partner) staying in the house. While hanging out in the living room one morning, one of these fellows picked up the Cotton issue of PLY, which was hanging out on the coffee table. A non-spinner, I was surprised to see him reading the whole issue, cover to cover, and ask me questions. Fiber craft is not something he’s into, but he got so engrossed in the magazine topic that he asked if I could show him how a spindle worked. I was so happy to see that not only is it a beautiful coffee table magazine, but it does the same thing to non-spinners as it does to me – makes them excited about things they didn’t think they liked!
What do I think of PLY magazine? Hands down, I think it is the best publication available today for fiber artists of all levels and experience. It offers a wide range of articles, beautifully written, that make me want to learn and explore more about spinning and fiber prep. I love that each issue is a theme, and the articles are all relevant to that theme. With each new issue, I think to myself that it can’t get any better than this. then the next one comes out and I am blown away! Also, I love how you showcase many small Indy businesses fibers and tools (The Clay Sheep, Spunky Eclectic, Goldings Spindles) in the magazine. I really look forward to checking out these shops.
It can be argued that Ply magazine is lush, a beautiful,and fresh approach to spinning. The photos are terrific, crafted with an artist’s eye. The layout gives you room to breathe, mull over, scribble notes in. It is altogether a refreshing dip. But I would argue it is first and foremost a tool. Even in my first year of spinning, when 95% of it was beyond my meager skills, I loved Ply. It showed me what was possible, what skills I could grow into.
It allows me to tap into a myriad of experience beyond my geographic or online community. I gain insight and knowledge with every edition. Anyone can see it is crafted with an avante garde eye and an insistence on fresh clarity.
Thanks for Ply!
Ply is the magazine I had been waiting for. The paper is lovely, the articles are in-depth and fun and thorough and they cover a myriad to topics related to fiber and spinning. I like the topic for an issue concept, as well. For future purposes, it will be easy to find that issue that applies to the topic I want to research and find a bounty of articles on that topic. Frankly, I also love their fair wage, low-ad policy. Ply listened to what we, the readers/subscribers wanted and they delivered.
PLY Magazine is a publication for all fiber artists, regardless of what level of skill or type of artist you consider yourself to be. It discusses techniques and ideas from every angle and introduces its readership to the absolutely endless possibilities of exploration. I love the fact that PLY has helped me to see past my default way of spinning and creating. It helps me to not only think outside box, but strip that box down and do something completely different with it! For that I will always be grateful.
As a fiber artist and teacher, PLY Magazine is an invaluable resource to me as it’s got tons of research and articles from top professionals in the fiber arts and textile world, plus it’s in a beautiful, visually-stunning format that draws in students and seasoned professionals alike. I keep my magazines displayed for easy access by myself and students for reference purposes and inspiration during workshops and studio hours. It’s absolutely unlike anything we’ve ever had publication-wise in the fiber arts world. Thank you.
PLY magazine has changed my abilities as a spinner more than any other resource. It offers insightful information and resources I cannot find anywhere else. I look forward to each issue to learn more about techniques, even those that I haven’t ever tried before, and each technique becomes familiar (and possible) due to the detailed instruction in PLY.
I absolutely love Ply Magazine! The photography is exquisitely done, each issue has a wonderful and relevant theme. The articles are well written and very informative. Jacey and her staff have their fingers on the pulse of the fiber Community! A must buy magazine!
As a librarian and fiber artist, I have found Ply Magazine to an invaluable resource. The articles are well-vetted and are both educational and entertaining. The magazine covers a wide spread of content suitable for beginners and more advanced fiber artists and includes original research articles, trial studies, reviews of equipment, and opinion pieces. Because each issue deals with a different topic, the reader has the opportunity to explore a topic in-depth and from a variety of angles. Even veteran artists will find something new in each issue.
I love Ply Magazine- created and written for by people who are passionate about sharing their craft. Over 4 years, it has developed into a fabulous reference library of fibercraft.
I love the magazine. It is something I have to consciously make last until the next issue arrives. Even in instances where I’m not personally interested in trying the issue content right away (ex – I’m not interested in making boucle right now), I learn something.
I really love PLY magazine. I am a beginning level spinner, and I find the in depth attention given to each theme helpful. I imagine returning to each issue as my skill grows, as well as it being helpful to my spinning right now. In addition, the magazine is beautiful! I started subscribing after picking up an issue of PLY on vacation a few years ago. I am trying to fill in the few issues that I don’t already own. Thanks for a lovely, thoughtful spinning magazine!
As an advanced beginner spinner I have found Ply to be a great source of information and inspiration. I am also a knitter and weaver and love finding patterns that I can use with my handspun. the format of one topic per issue is genius and makes referring back to a topic so much easier. It is the only hard copy magazine I still subscribe to. I love it.
I have learned so much from Ply! It’s the best teacher I’ve had! The specific theme for each issue allows for a deep dive into each topic, with all viewpoints and opinions being represented. It’s not a dogmatic “here’s the right way to spin” instruction manual, but rather a “here are several ways to get the results you want” experimentation manual. The photos are amazing and each page is inspiring.
I love the PLY Magazine! I’ve never been a regular subscriber to any magazine, but PLY is the one and only that I will continue to subscribe to. Thank you for all your hard work, I love everything about it!
Ply magazine is amazing. I am a gentleman that likes to spin. I have learned so much from the articles and experiments they publish. I must admit that I missed the first one published. Hopefully I will be able to obtain a copy when it reprints. Thank you Ply magazine and the authors of the articles.
I am a relatively new spinner, and I’ve learned so much from reading PLY. I’ve only been subscribing for a year, but I already have half a lifetime of ideas to work on from all the resources within! Thank you so much for creating this!
I usually don’t subscribe to magazines, just buy the ones with something of interest to me in them. Ply Magazine has something every issue! I carry the current issue in my bag and can’t wait till the next issue come out.
Ply is the BEST!! I am constantly referring back to articles chock full of useful information. I teach spinning at my LYS and tell my students Ply is a must have magazine! Thanks for all you do! Spin on!
PLY is the one & only fiber magazine I subscribe too. I’ve canceled all others as this truly covers so much of what I’m looking for. Articles are spot on, graphics are outstanding & the quality of the magazine is amazuping.
I have been a subscriber since my friend in Sweden told me that Jacey was going into the publishing business. And it’s such a wonderful publication that I became a happy contributor. As a reader, there are so many perspectives covered in each issue that there’s always something to learn about technique or history. And the ads are few but focused! As a contributor, I couldn’t be happier. Working with the PLY team is always easy-peasy and fun.
As a long time spinner, and occasional instructor, I especially like the range of articles and ideas in each issue. There is something I learn every time. Love the authors Ply gets to contribute.
PLY is a magnificent resource!! Each issue gives its readers SO much knowledge. Can’t thank you all enough for creating it. And it’s the first magazine I’ve ever subscribed to that I read it from cover to cover…and then again. I will never discard one issue.
Ply is an excellent resource for any spinner: educational, informative and, yet, very readable….like a book that you don’t want to put down. Good work by everyone involved.
I’m a fairly inexperienced spinner and I love PLY! Each issue is like a spinning textbook. There is much to learn for a beginner, and as I gain more experience I find myself going back and re-reading past issues. Plus, the photography is as beautiful as it is informational. PLY is truly a magazine by spinners, for spinners.
PS I would love to buy a poster of all the gorgeous cover art.
I usually have at least one issue of Ply by my side when I’m spinning. The help I’ve found in every issue has been priceless.
I adore PLY! Living in the back of the back of beyond as I do, getting to classes to learn/improve/change my technique is often impossible. Then I pick up PLY, read the articles, enjoy the photography, inhale the wisdom in the Tips Jar and everywhere, and go back to my wheel rejuvenated, and my technique is far better!
The best part, after all that, is that I can PICK UP the magazine. No waiting to do a midnight download, because the Internet has indigestion. No waiting for the device to charge. Pick up, open up, and be swept into a class with all the best, to learn at leisure!
I love Ply magazine. It is such an innovative and wonderful publication, I use it over and over again as a reference source. So many knowledgeable artists sharing their information to make it a better world for us all. I even love all the advertisments and look up their webpages! Thanks for being an enabler.
I am so very glad I subscribed from the very first issue. Instead of getting a magazine, I get a reference book in each issue on a specific topic, all written by the leaders in the spinning world!!! This magazine is also one I returned to over and over when I have questions on that topic, to refresh my memory on something, or when I suddenly – as you do – develop an interest in an aspect of spinning that I never thought I’d be interested in. I look forward to many more issues and years of learning and growing with Ply!!!
As a long time knitter and spinner, a new weaver, and the current president of our local guild, I highly recommend PLY Magazine. I enjoy all aspects of it, from the articles to the photography to the quality of the paper it’s printed on. It’s my favorite fiber periodical…and I get quite a few!
Having looked at several spinning magazines, PLY is the only one I chose to subscribe to. As a relatively inexperienced spinner it has been invaluable in helping me develop my skills, dip my toes into new techniques and simply enjoy my spinning – and indeed sitting down with a cup of tea to read through the magazines.
Now in my second year of subscribing, I have a developing library of interesting, well written and useful articles which I return to time and again.
Keep up the good work Team I.
Delicious photography, detailed descriptions and plenty of inspiration to get you to dive into the making of yarn beyond just reading about it! I started subscribing this year and all the issues I have received so far are keepers…they are great to flip through periodically as
I always notice something new. It is a challenge for a magazine to balance beautiful layouts with detailed, practical information -too often the editorial
content gets sacrificed or oversimplified. PLY gets it right!
Where to even begin? I love, love this magazine! The articles are insightful, well written with incredible attention to good how to directions. The photography is intense and ascribes that a picture is worth a thousand words. The ads are not intrusive, but are thoughtfully laid out where I can see something I might need in order to learn that particular issues’ subject matter. As a contributor, what each issue is focusing on is clear and precisely laid out, and even if Jacey isn’t going to use your idea that issue – she’s incredibly nice about letting you down! I know I wouldn’t be where I am today as a spinner without PLY magazine!
As a beginner spinner, I find PLY to be a huge resource! I love the format of exploring one topic in depth from many angles. Contributors are varied and bring their own experiences to the discussion. I also think the Tip Jar page is a great idea. I have learned a lot from that page alone. PLY inspires me to try different techniques and fibers.
I look forward to receiving each issue of PLY magazine. The quality content is matched by the quality of the paper product, with excellent photography, interesting articles, and unique features such as the mystery reviews and the retail product spread for items used in the issue. The advertising is limited in scope and all relevant to the topic of the magazine, and is largely as beautiful and interesting as the rest of the content. I both spin and knit and enjoy reading about aspects of both crafts in PLY.
I have loved this magazine from the very first issue I received, which was about two months after learning to spin. It’s my encyclopedia of all things Spinning and, to me at least, worth its weight in gold. I await each issue with eager anticipation! Thank you Ply for a fabulous job!
I have just so enjoyed every issue of your wonderful Ply magazine, right from the first issue! Every issue is a pleasure to read from cover to cover, and I love how each issue focuses on a spinning and/or fibre technique from various practitioners of the craft, lots of patterns, and fabulous, unbiased reviews of the multitude of equipment available for yarn-a-holics. A collection of Ply magazine gives us a fabulous resource to consult for years to come.
I like to think about spinning, to read about it and to learn a lot before I try something new and different. PLY magazine gives me an opportunity to find many solutions before I even start. Well, for me it’s not the magazine, actually. It’s more like a book in many volumes, useful all the time.
I was in the yarn and fiber dyeing business when Ply debuted and it was love at first sight! As a business owner in such a small market this is a beautiful magazine to advertise in. There are not that many ads in Ply which is awesome for both business and customer! We get the best of both. As a customer I’ve discovered fantastic new fiber companies that I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise.
The reading content in Ply is diverse and exceptional. They get the experts on the respective subject and delve deep giving us the pro’s knowledge and experience. The photographs are a welcome learning tool with the articles making it easier to understand what I’m learning. I’ve learned new spinning techniques and have made some awesome yarn because of this magazine. I have every issue and can’t wait for more! The fact that this magazine is a print issue is mega-fantasic! Thank you Ply for making my spinning world come to life!
I Love Ply Magazine!! It is more than just a magazine it is my go to place when I need to do some brain storming, it is a set of reference books that are second to none.
Vibrantly inspiring and passionately enthusiastic.
PLY magazine feels so wonderful in my hands. The attention to detail is second to none.
I love how each issue is on a theme and doesn’t just jump around from one subject to the next.
I love that there each issue I’ve seen delves into a particular aspect of spinning. I’ve been a spinster since the late 70s (spinster in it’s original context of a woman who spins fibers), and I love that there is heaps to learn in every issue.
Love, love, love PLY Magazine. I love the variety in the articles and the quality of the paper. I love how it challenges and inspires me. I love how each issue follows a theme, so if I’m looking for something in particular I know which issue to go to. I have them all and look forward to many more. Congratulations on an amazing publication!
I love the depth with which Ply explores topics in each issue. Techniques, history, ergonomics as well as projects that incorporate knitting, weaving and crochet make each issue a joy to read. In addition, I love the quality of the paper and photography and the minimization of ads. Keep up the great work!
I have learned so much from PLY magazine. Each issue teaches me something new about a fiber,a technique, a wheel, or the history of yarn and spinning. I always come away fired up to spin, and even to try fibers or techniques that I had no interest in before the issue hit my mailbox. Once I open the pages, I am so inspired I need to try it out. I love that the magazine has something for every level of spinner, from nubie to expert, from spindle spinner to wheel-treadler. I keep every issue together like a spinning reference library.