Entries by Jessica Cook

The Story of a Coat

words and photos by Rebecca Harkins The pandemic gave me the perfect opportunity to achieve a lifelong dream to make my own wool shirt. Since I raise sheep and have a lot of fiber available to spin, I decided to use handspun wool.  The first thing to decide was what the fabric design would be. […]

6 Reasons Why We Should Mix it Up

Words and Photos by Joanne Seiff There’s really something exquisite about a habit. That morning dog walk, cup of coffee, or the cookie we eat after lunch – life is full of delicious, everyday activities. For many spinners, spinning the same vanilla kind of yarn becomes so automatic that one day you may long to […]

Making Journey Yarns

words and photos by Joanne Nakonechny To sharpen my memory of any longish trip I make, I begin making a travel journal as soon as I start travelling. I gather any small items I can – sketches, photos, stamps, postcards – and write about each day. When I get home, I physically make a book […]

The Beauty of Farm Blend Roving

words by Jacqueline Harp | photos by Susan and Patricia Harp If you want to reach another level in spinning fibers, check out a farm blend roving! Farm blend roving is a woolen preparation made with two or more types of fiber. Typically available in small batches, it can be either hand processed or professionally […]

Served with a Twist

words and photos by Meagan Condon Just as there is art and science in spinning yarn, there is art and science in the mixing of cocktails. My husband and long-time partner Steve has always had a passion for mixology and got his bartending certificate in 2015. It goes back to his roots in chemistry. “I […]

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 […]