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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 […]