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.

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New edition: YarnMaker no. 26, Spring 2016

At the printers now (27th April) and will be posted to subscribers on 5th-6th May.

Click to see front cover of no. 26 and for contents

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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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