Entries by Jessica Cook

From Ewe to Ewe by Katherine McRose

Today’s guest post has been written by Katherine McRose of Right Choice Shearing. Projects made by fiber arts are one of the purest forms of crafting. Each movement of the needle, delicate weave, or race of the shuttle is done out of passion, but that’s far from where the love starts. It doesn’t begin at […]

Sneak Peek: Winter 2021

Our “Head and Hands” issue comes out in December! This issue is jam packed with so much cozy warmth – we’ve got hats and mittens, luxury yarns, and even tips for choosing fibers to knit for bald heads!  If you want to subscribe OR resubscribe in order to get this issue when it comes out, […]

Ask Jacey: Yarn Competition

Jean wants to beat her best friend in the game of yarn Jacey, my best fiber friend makes yarn that’s so much nicer than my yarn. We can use the same fiber, the same colorway, and each spin it into a worsted 2-ply yarn. Her yarn turns out soft and amazing and mine is hard, scratchy, […]

Spinner’s Phone Stand

Twin Mommy Creations has developed a spinner’s phone stand. This phone stand includes a spinner’s control card, a WPI tool, an S/Z angle tool, and multiple diz sizes, as well as a little fiber stop to keep your end when you take a break from spinning.

Whidbey Weavers Guild Spin-In

If you’re in the Washington area, be sure to check out the Whidbey Weavers Guild. In particular, the guild is hosting a spin-in in April with a special guest and a presentation, workshop, and marketplace. When: April 2-3, 2022Where: Oak Harbor High School, Oak Harbor, WAFeatured Spinner: Michael Kelson For more information, visit the guild’s […]

October Vlog with Jacey and Jillian

Jillian starts by sharing the businesses who contributed tools and fiber to the Consistency issue (listed on Independent Spinner page and below) and then explores her favorite parts of this issue. Jacey shared several videos illustrating some of the techniques used in the issue. Jillian explains and shows her favorite spinning tools from HipStrings—WPI tools and twist angle gauges. Jacey asserts the importance of measuring yarn (such […]

A Day in the Life of a Fiber Mill Owner

If you’ve ever bought a fleece, chances are you’ve had at least a fleeting dream of owning your own fiber mill. What’s it really like to run an operation like that? Today, Kim Biegler of Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill gives us the inside scoop!    People who come to tour Ewethful Fiber Farm & Mill often ask me, “How did […]

Sneak Peek of the Autumn Issue!

Did you get an email from us that it’s time to renew your subscription? If so, all renewals must be in by Friday, August 25, 2017, in order to get the next issue, which comes out September 10! Remember we have digital subscriptions now! Semi semi semi! Yarns exist on a spectrum with the most […]