Entries by Jessica Cook

PLY Vlog: July 2022

In this edition of the PLY Vlog… Jacey and Jillian talk about the Goat and Mix issues of PLY. Jacey spills Goat Drama, in which we learn that you should never try to work with goats in the world of magazine photography, because they will absolutely cause chaos wherever they go. She also reveals some […]

Teach or Vend at PLYAway 2023!

Attention all fiber artists! We’re looking for a few good teachers & vendors for PLYAway 2023! The PLYAway retreat will be held at the Westin’s Crown Center in Kansas City, MO, April 18-23, 2023. Vendors: Find your application here. Due by August 1, 2022 Teachers: The application is here. Due by July 15, 2022 We […]

Write for our Drape issue!

Calling all spinners! We need a few good article ideas! Would you like to contribute to the Autumn 2023 “Drape” issue? Autumn 2023 is all about that magical shimmery dance of drape. We want to know everything that everyone knows about this alluring quality. Some yarns and projects have it and some don’t – are […]

Mix Tape for the Modern Urban Spinner

by Andrea Deck In 2020, we mixed up the fiber festival to become more accessible, more community driven, and more modern than we’d ever been before. Working with social media in new ways, shepherds, dyers, vendors, and spinners alike had to create a new mix of a truly ancient craft and a modern, uber-connected world. […]

A Knitter’s Tour of British Breeds

words by Karen Robinson | photos by Karen Robinson unless otherwise credited I have been on the most wonderful adventure – a tour through the southwest of England focused on various sheep breeds in the area. The tour was hosted through Rowan Tree Travel, and for over 10 days, a group of 16 travelers plus […]

Let’s Talk About Sparkle Fluff

words by Jacqueline Harp | photos by Susan Schroeder Have you ever heard of Sparkle Fluff? Oh, my! Envision a handful of fiber goodness that features a colorful mixture of mohair locks and glitz, and it is known to make handspinners smile when they get their hands on it. Sparkle Fluff is a fiber preparation […]

Wool at the Met Gala

The 2022 Met Gala was, as ever, a parade of fashion. And for the third year in a row, there was a hand knit gown in the mix! The dress, worn by Sandra Weiss, was designed and knit from naturally dyed wool and lurex from A Wing and a Prayer Farm. You can see more […]

PLYAway 2022: Together Again!

After a couple of long years, PLYAway returned April 19-23, and it was wonderful to see faces both familiar and new. Classes were taught by Maggie Casey, Clemes and Clemes, Meagan Condon, Peggy Doney, Jacey Boggs Faulker, Michael Kelson, Judith MacKenzie, Amy Manko, Jillian Moreno, James Perry, Joan Ruane, Amy Tyler, Emily Wohlscheid. On Friday […]

Dehairing Cashmere by Hand

Words & Photos by Meagan Condon If there is one thing I can say about librarians, it’s that they’re in the business of enabling people. Do you need the latest James Patterson novel? They’ve got you. How about an article from the July 24, 1972, issue of Time magazine? A librarian has your back. My […]