The British magazine for everyone interested in handspinning
Bringing you articles on fibres, sheep breeds, spinning techinique, dyeing yarn and fibre, using handspun yarns, competitions. Find information about spinning wheels, new products, events, meetings of local spinning guilds and groups, businesses supplying materials and services.
Letters from readers and articles on above topics are welcome.
Launched in August 2010, YarnMaker is published by Dorothy Lumb as a self-employed independent publisher and one-person business working with freelance writers. When you order via this website the editor will pack and despatch your magazine.
Current edition: YarnMaker no. 16, September 2013
In this edition we return to look at British spindle makers to see what has changed since the feature in YarnMaker no.1, August 2010, plus articles on all the usual subjects - we have sheep, alpacas, natural dyeing with garden weeds, a creative yarn, using a blending board... and more, click the contents link below!
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Submissions for future editions are welcome, especially from Britain and Europe, and all will be considered for publication. As well as articles, we are interested in patterns & projects specifically for handspun yarns, news of your local handspinning group and events - what's on in your local area? Also relevant original artwork and cartoons. Do get in touch if you'd like more information or to discuss an idea.
Spinning guilds and groups are welcome to have a FREE Directory listing click here for a form to send in.
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