Digital PLY Magazine – Year 1
Buy a full calendar year of digital PLY back issues and enjoy a discount. It all began in the Summer of 2013 with the First issue, the Color Issue, and the Woolen issue. There’s no Spring issue in this bundle so it’s a bit less. Enjoy 3 issues of spinning knowledge, experimentation, and inspiration.
The First Issue: Reprinted 3 times and sold out since 2016, the theme of PLY’s first issue is . . . Firsts! Don’t mistake this for a beginner issue, though; some of the most talented, respected, knowledgeable, and opinionated fiber minds in the community — among them Alden Amos, Stephenie Gaustad, Franklin Habit, Beth Smith, and Deb Robson — join us for this issue to give their insights about “spinning firsts” and experience the first issue of PLY!
The Color Issue: Delve into this issue with cozy tones and different ways to spin, card, draft, dye, and design with them. Investigate a myriad of techniques to spin color, including several ways of keeping color intact and what to do when you don’t want to keep it intact but rather want to blend, extend, or tone it up or tone it down. There’s carding and designing a color palette along with projects and breeds where color is a major focus!
The Woolen Issue: Whether long draw has long been your nemesis or you’ve always let twist between your hands, this issue will stretch your skills. In it, you’ll find every long draw technique that we could think of — point of contact, unassisted, double extension, from the fold, and on a spindle! You’ll also find some amazing carding techniques and how-tos on spinning the batts you create. Read about what breeds are best for long draw and how to rebel against that knowledge. Let the air in!