Digital PLY Magazine – Year 4
Buy a full calendar year of digital PLY back issues and enjoy a discount.Year 4 contains the Cotton issue, the Bulky issue, the Boucle issue, and the Plying issue. Enjoy a full year of spinning knowledge, experimentation, and inspiration.
The Cotton Issue: Whether you’re new to cotton or spin it daily, you’ll find this issue fascinating and full. Perhaps the most beautiful issue to date, it’s a feast for your hands, as well. With help from Joan Ruane, we found some of the most important voices in cotton spinning , your brain will be brimming with things you didn’t even know you wanted to learn but will be so glad you did.
The Bulky Issue will brighten up any spinning corner, and it’s all about bringing back the bulky! This issue not only drafting thicker woolen and worsted yarns, but also plying thinner yarns to build bulk (plus other other options to build that grist). It’s also got lots of tips to help you keep consistent even when spinning big yarns. You’re sure to love and learn from Beth Smith, Deb Robson, and Michelle Boyd as they talk breeds, fiber length, and wheel set ups for thicker yarns! Jillian Moreno brings it home with color and diameter in an article that glows.
The Boucle Issue: A small, independent magazine has the luxury of indulging itself every once in a while, so we did an entire issue devoted to that glorious, loopy yarn – boucle! Don’t worry, you’ll still learn tons about spinning but it’ll be through the boucle lens. This issue is filled with every kind of boucle you can think of but it’s not just about how to construct this exciting, lively yarn — it’s about spinning. The instructional and experimental articles and gorgeous projects will make you want to spin circles immediately!
The Plying Issue of PLY Magazine is so beautiful I can hardly stand it. It’s full of some voices you know and trust as well as a few new ones. If you’re a staunch singles spinner, don’t worry; we start the issue by breaking it down as if you’ve never plied before. Michelle Boyd, resident precise-spinner then swoops in to demystify plying math by looking at, investigating, and testing all the popular plying formulas. Stephenie Gaustad and Kara Perpelitz talk about stretch and elasticity with regard to plying. There’s also different ply structures, plying for weaving, and illegal plying. Plus more!