interview by Jacqueline Harp | photos by Amanda Roberts Creativity can come in small packages. Indeed, this is quite evident when you look at the whimsical, artisanal mini-batt called the Smidgen from Wild Hair Fiber Farm and Studio. Handspinners from all walks of life and levels of handspinning proficiency enjoy spinning small projects that make […]
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Entries by Jessica Cook
Our Summer 2022 issue theme is “Mix” and we are mixing up all kinds of fun for this issue! We’ve got fiber blends, neon colors, and how-tos galore. If you’d like to advertise in that issue, we have a few spots available now! Our ad rates start as low as $125/issue for a Bazaar ad, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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, […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
We have been lucky enough to work with Brooke Logan from The Painted Tiger on a number of PLY projects. Today, we’ve got a sneak peek behind the scenes into Brooke’s business and a giveaway of her gorgeous Gotland fiber! About The Painted Tiger It is always interesting to hear how people got into the fiber arts for […]