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How to Shoot a Magazine, Prelude

  When Jacey first told me that she was starting a spinning magazine, I said something like “Awesome! You’ll do great!” I even meant it. Next she said she wanted me to take the photos, to which I replied something like “Are you crazy?” The thing is, and if you know Jacey you will totally […]

Spinzilla team roster: Kimberley Burnette-Dean, aka Spinnlady!

Name: Kimberly Burnette-Dean Spinning nickname: Spinnlady Years spinning: almost 26 years Location: Virginia Spinning tool of choice for spinzilla: Kromski Minstrel  for spinning, Country Craftsman for plying. Favorite weight of yarn: DK/heavy fingering Favorite fiber for fast spinning: mill prepared loose roving OR some of my hand-pulled roving Favorite treat to eat while spinning:  Eat?  Who […]

Spinzilla team roster: Bonny Acklin, aka Bonfiber!

Name: Bonny Acklin Spinning nickname: bonfiber Years spinning: 4 Location: Northwest Missouri Spinning tool of choice for spinzilla: Lendrum Original DT Favorite weight of yarn: Fingering.DK …since I love knitting socks and shawls Favorite fiber for fast spinning: anything crimpy, roving,  batts and rolags Favorite treat to drink while spinning: beer with lime! Project you’ll be […]

Ideas: What Am I Going to Write About?

I write about spinning. That’s a big part of my job and I feel grateful every day. When I first started getting more writing work I started freaking out about ideas – what am I going to write about? I think writing about spinning is important, so I wanted to have IDEAS, and write about […]

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PLY like an eagle

  Spinzilla invited me to be part of their 2015 blog tour.  I was assigned the topic of plying and if there’s anything I know, it’s plying.  I’ve plied even, I’ve plied off-tensioned, I’ve plied with a push up and a squiggle, I’ve plied the same yarn this way and that way and over and […]