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Books, Magazines, Classes

I’ve always been a big reader. Fiction and nonfiction, both. I’ve learned a lit from books and magazines over the years. I have a giant collection of books. Every room in my house has at least one bookshelf – even some of the hallways. Check out this photo of the shelves where I keep most […]

Cover of the Community Issue

You’re on the cover of PLY!

The newest issue of PLY Magazine is arriving in mail boxes this week.  One of my favorite things about PLY is our covers.  I just love them.  This one is no different.  Whenever I get a new issue, I line them all up on the kitchen table, in order, and smile.  Then I stack them […]

Get on the spinners/dyers/photographer list!

I hope that it’s clear that PLY loves indie businesses.  It’s not hard to do, is it?  I can’t think of many fiber businesses that aren’t indie!  It’s the nature of our community, even our big companies are still small companies, you know? Often dyers work in the kitchens. Spinners set up shop in their […]

Spinzilla team roster: Alice Hollowed (aka spinalot)

Name: alice hollowed Spinning nickname: spinalot years spinning: 3 year Location: chicago Spinning tool of choice for spinzilla: matchless Favorite weight of yarn: worsted Favorite fiber for fast spinning: romney Favorite treat to eat while spinning: Coffee and beer Project you’ll be spinning for: Sweater Personal Spinzilla goal: 6000 yds I live on the northside of chicago (near […]

Spinzilla team roster: Kate Blaney (aka puni goddess!)

Name: Kate Blaney Spinning nickname: “Puni Goddess” Years spinning: 6.5 years Location: My Fortress of Wool in Frederick MD Spinning tool of choice for Spinzilla: Don’t make me choose! It is a tie between my Hansen miniSpinner & my Spanish Peacock supported spindles (of which…I own a lot of…) Favorite weight of yarn: I like […]