Digital PLY Magazine – Year 3
Buy a full calendar year of digital PLY back issues and enjoy a discount. Year 3 contains the Leicester issue, the Fine issue, the Texture issue, and the Singles issue. Enjoy a full year of spinning knowledge, experimentation, and inspiration.
The Leicester Issue: There’s a lifetime of spinning in Leicester. This issue focuses on 3 main Leicester wools: Bluefaced, Border, and Longwool. Brimming with history, fiber studies, breed comparisons, spinning techniques, finishing tactics, and some fabulous projects, this issue will leave you satisfied and eager to sit and spin.
The Fine Issue: There is a skill and a beauty in being able to produce a fine handspun yarn. Many spinners spend their fibery life in pursuit of spinning such a yarn. Whether it’s a lifelong goal or just another thing to learn, the Summer 2015 issue of PLY is full of the stuff you want to know – tips, tricks, and techniques to help you get your yarn thinner and thinner. How to adjust your wheel, draft, prepare, finish, this issue is full of hows and whys!
The Texture Issue: Spinning is such a tactile craft and spinners are tactile people. The issue turns that up a notch and explores the world of textured spinning. Divided into 7 stimulating sections, texture through preparation, texture through corespinning, texture through inspiration, texture on a spindle, texture through plying, knitting with texture, and weaving with texture, this issue covers just about everything you might want to know about texture.
The Singles Issue: Whether you love or hate these unplied strands, there’s a lot to say and learn about them. Full of info on bias points, tensile strength, protection, drape, and durability, this issue is not to be missed! Color and singles yarns has a showing as well as using singles in naalbinding, tatting, and tri-pin looming! You’ll also read about uptwisting singles, finishing singles, tension setting, and weaving with singles. Plus gorgeous projects!