YarnMaker

 

For earlier editions scroll down the page, or click number to go straight to the contents list:

no. 1 August 2010; no. 2 October 2010; no. 3 January 2011; no. 4 March 2011; no. 5 May/June 2011; no. 6 July/August 2011; no. 7 September October 2011; no. 8 November/December 2011; no. 9 January/February 2012; no. 10 June 2012; no. 11 September 2012; no. 12 November 2012; no. 13 February 2013; no. 14 April 2013; no. 15 June 2013; no.16 September 2013; no.17 December 2013; no.18 April 2014

Current edition: YarnMaker no. 19, July 2014

Dye Plant Gardening, part 2, Frances Rushworth
Spinning a Rainbow, Elena Kirk
Creative Yarn: Tulip Art Yarn, Jane Deane
The Reluctant Alpaca Breeder, Fiona Tankard
Haddington Spinners Take to the Hills, Debbie Zawinski
A Handspinner's Study of Herdwick Sheep and Fleece, Audrey Houghton
Herdwicks of the Lakeland Fells, Pam Hall and Mary Bell
Every Yarn, Every Age Mittens, Elizabeth Lovick
The North Atlantic Native Sheep and Wool Conference, Jeni Reid
Events for Your Diary
Supplier and Product News
Advertisements
Readers Letters
Advertisements
Wonderwool Wales
Book Reviews
Painting With Yarns: Let's Weave a Tapestry, Part 8, Hilary Charlesworth
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Subscriptions
Competition
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


YarnMaker no. 18, April 2014

Three Manx Hats, Amanda Hannaford
Dye Plant Gardening, part 1, Frances Rushworth
Great Wheels in England: From Medieval Times to 21st Century, Penelope Hemmingway
Big Ideas with an Ashford Country Spinner, June Emmerson
Creative Yarn: Autumn Colours, part 2, Alison Daykin
Galvanising Line, Carol G McFadden
Spinning to Match a Commercial Yarn, Carol G McFadden
What I Did at Summer School, Terri Bate
Every Yarn, Every Age Snuggle, Elizabeth Lovick
Events for Your Diary
Sheep in the Rare Breeds Survival Trust Watchlist 2014
Supplier and Product News
The Continuing Thread, Frances Young
Advertisements
Readers Letters
Painting With Yarns:
Let's Weave a Tapestry, Part 7, Hilary Charlesworth
Book Reviews
Association of Guilds Exhibition News
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Subscriptions
Competition to Win Wonderwool Tickets, plus YarnMaker Competition
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


YarnMaker no. 17, December 2014

Shetland Wool Week 2013, Jeni Reid
To Bendigo and Beyond, Sandra Dain
Cheshire Guild Diamond Anniversary, Audrey Houghton
Could You Be a Bit of a Show Off... Please? Angie Corbet
Angora Rabbits and Fibre, Sarah Paul
About the National Angora Society, Lesley Horden
Crochet Your Own Angora Rabbit, Helen Free
Spinning Angora Yarns, Dorothy Lumb
Majacraft Custom Wheels,Glynis Poad
Dyeing with Natural Colours, Elena Kirk
Logging a Fleece and Yarn Stash, Rachel Lemon
Griffiths Mill – fleece to yarn, David Griffiths
Creative Yarn: Autumn Colours, Alison Daykin
Wool from Woolfest, Beate Herold
Bakewell Wool Gathering
Yarndale
Slanting Stripes Hat, Elizabeth Lovick
Glastonbury Wool and Alpaca Festival, Pam Mitchell
Readers Letters
Events for Your Diary
Spinning Courses
Supplier and Product News
Book Reviews
Advertisements
Painting With Yarns:
Let's Weave a Tapestry, Part 6, Hilary Charlesworth
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition
Subscriptions
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


YarnMaker no. 16, September 2013

The Story of Aston Alpacas, Carrie Jackson
Alpaca Futurity Blanket, Dora Hancock
Hairshirts and Underpants: Spinning Soay Fleece, Jeni Reid
Working with a Blending Board or Blending Palette, Carol G McFadden
Elemental Mitts, Carol G McFadden
Ragwort Yellow, Nettle Green, Dorothy Lumb
Creative Yarn: Tailspun Wensleydale, Jane Deane
Icelandic Sheep in Britain, Sally Williams
Anne Field – A Tribute, Sandra Dain
Always Argyll, Innes Carmichael
How to Make a Simple Spindle, Rob Routledge
British Spindle Makers 2013
Events for Your Diary
Woolfest
Spinning at the Viaer Marchi Guernésiaise, Karen Malledent
Readers Letters
Made by John Seymour?, Chrissy Bristow
Painting With Yarns: Let's Weave a Tapestry, Part 5, Hilary Charlesworth
Events for Your Diary
Advertisements and Subscriptions
Book Reviews
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition and Wovember 2013
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no.15, June 2013

From 'Ewe to You', Susi Clark
To Join or Not to Join? Angie Corbet
From Skip to Working Wheel, Lynda Dommett
A Blanket of Many Colours, Katie Weston
Ashfield Guild's Dyed Fibre Challenge, Elena Kirk
Soay: The Mossoay Flock, Jeni Reid
Waste Wood to Whorls, Elizabeth Lovick
The Day I Dyed and Went to Colour Heaven, Elena Kirk
Penelope, Tattercoats, and the Queen of Spindles, Spinning Songs, Talis Kimberley
Fun, Fibre and Friendship, Innes Carmichael
Three Dog Mitts – And a Hat, Nancy Keranen
Creative Yarn: Golden Pheasant, Jane Deane
Europeans Spinning Towards A World Record, Wendy Dennis
Events for Your Diary
Painting With Yarns: Let's Weave a Tapestry, Part 4, Hilary Charlesworth
Spinning Courses
Supplier and Product News
Bliss – a Well Named Wheel, Elizabeth Lovick
Advertisements
Book and DVD Reviews
Readers Letters
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Adverts and How to Subscribe
Competition - win dyed fibre and a crochet kit from Brough Lea Farm
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no.14, April 2013

Spinning Long Draw, Pam Austin
Designing a Yarn, Helen Neale
A Short History of The Illustrious Cotswold Sheep,  Rob Harvey Long
Star Spotting, Spinning in Church and the Ghost of Water Row, Innes Carmichael
Sheep in the Rare Breed Survival Trust Watchlist 2013
Four Spinners From Imperial China, Theresa Munford
RBST Provides Emergency Help to North Ronaldsay
April News Update From North Ronaldsay,   Elizabeth Lovick
Striped Sock Yarn Using a Skeining Board, Maggie Stearn
Bothwell Longest Thread Competition
Readers Letters
Roger Sear - Wheel Maker, Dorothy Lumb
Warm Crocheted Mittens in Jacob Wool, Helen Free
Creative Yarn: Argentine Tango, Jane Deane
Spinning Courses
Supplier and Product News
Battle Wool Shop - So How Did I Get Into This? Shelagh Duffill
An Article in Handspun Alpaca, Sue Macniven
Looming Large: Spinning & Weaving From a Woodworker's Point of View, Ron Davis
Painting With Yarns: Let's Weave a Tapestry Part 3, Hilary Charlesworth
Book and DVD Reviews
Events for Your Diary
Advertisements and How to Subscribe
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition – win a stay in Wingham Wool Work's cottage with free fibre sampling.
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no.13, February 2013

Joel Barton Sets New UK Lamb Shearing Record, Lydia Hill
Bouclé Yarns, Pam Austin
Jacob Fleece, Dorothy Lumb
Jacobs Are One of the Best! Kate Steed
A Brace of Sheepdogs and a Waulking Piper, Innes Carmichael
A Woolly Tale Post Retirement, Carol Hinchliffe
Scottish Smallholder and Grower Festival 2012 at Forfar, Angus, Jenni Reid
Creative Yarn: Winter Beach, Jane Deane
Brenhnines Cape, Katie Weston
Handspinning and Yarn Design: Diploma Day in Bern, Paul Simmonds
Readers Letters
Dyeing a Sock Roll for Self-Striping Socks, Maggie Stearn
Spindling Around, Susan Tosini
Painting With Yarns: Let's Weave a Tapestry, Hilary Charlesworth
Finding Flax to Spin, Dorothy Lumb
Spinning Courses
Book and DVD Reviews
The British Wool Marketing Board, Rachel Turner
Events for Your 2013 Diary
Advertisements
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Subscriptions
Competition - win a dyed fibre pack from Fibre Forager
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses  


no.12, November 2012

Guanaco Wool of Patagonia, Argentina and the Mapuche People's Spinning and Weavings, Carol Mackie
Blending Fibres on a Drum Carder, Carol McFadden
Footlights, Runes and Blessings, Innes Carmichael
Soay Sheep at Gaerllwyd, Christine Williams
Soay Fair Isle, Amanda Hannaford
The Making of the Mobius, Elizabeth Lovick
Readers Letters
Twist - The Heart of Spinning, part two: Why Twist and Why Ply Anything? Ruth Winterbottom
Painting with Yarns: Let's Make a Tapestry, Hiliary Charlesworth
More Than Double the Flyers: a Spinning Wheel for Twelve, Dorothy Lumb
Dyeing to Knit? Hand-dyed Matching Self-Striping Socks, Maggie Stearn
A Loom with a View, Innes Carmichael
Supplier and Product News
Summer School for Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, Dorothy Lumb, Jane Cooper, Isabella Hodge and Pete Leonard
Small, but Perfectly Formed – The Third North Pennines Wool Event, Ellie Langley
DVD Reviews
Events for Your Diary
Advertisements
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Subscriptions and Competition to win a zebrano and maple spindle made by Turned on the Cut.
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no.11, September 2012

Derbyshire Gritstone: The Dale O'Goyt Sheep, Dorothy Lumb
Derbyshire Gritstone – Spinning Yarn From the Fleece, Hannah Greatorex
Twist – The Heart of Spinning, part one, Ruth Winterbottom
I Wanted to be a Zoo-Keeper!, Maureen Preen
Broomstick Crochet – How to Do it and What to Use it For, Janet Renouf-Miller
Georgian Great Wheel Revival, Tracy Miles
History of Estonian Handspinning Tradition, Julika Roos
Readers Letters / Woolfest / Bothwell Longest Thread Contest
Spin Notts Welcome the New Lambs at Cumber Park, Elena Kirk
Mud and Larks at Fibre East 2012, Jan Organ
Around Fibre East, Sam Hollinsworth
Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) The Alternative Cleaning Agent? Linda and Richard Catlin
How Shall I Spin it? What Shall I Make?, Jacqui Walker
Bond: The Name's Bond, Sarah Casewell
A Brib Hat, Katie Weston
Creating a Dye Workshop in the Cellar, Judith Beckett
Supplier and Product News
Our Woolsack Cushion, Judith Townend
Woolsack Project Success, Dorothy Lumb
Book & DVD Reviews
Events for Your Diary
Advertisements
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition: Win a copy of Circular Knitting Workshop, by Margaret Radcliffe
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no 10, June 2012

Cashcott Purple Haze, Amanda Hannaford
My Gotland Sheep: The Penwardine Flock, Amanda Gray
How Can I Spin It, What Can I Make?, Jacqui Walker
Dyeing Gotland Fleece, Sue Routledge
Cultural Exchange: From Scotland to Estonia, part 2, Innes Carmichael
Art Yarn, Alison Daykin
My Double-Flyer Spinning Wheel, Paul Simmonds
Double-Flyer Spinning Wheels continued, Keira McFleat
Readers Letters
Royal Command Performance, Val Crank
Visit to the Perth W.A. Guild of Spinners, Weavers, Rod Grant
Unravel: A Spinners Perspective, Lydia Hill
Spinning Cat Hair, Helen Morris
The Great British Wool Revival, Dorothy Lumb
My Art Yarn, Karen Malledent
Wonderwool Wales 2012
Supplier and Product News
Advertisements and subscriptions
DVD and Book reviews
Events for your diary
Advertisements
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition: Win a copy of How to Spin Just About Anything, by Janet Renouf-Miller
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no. 9, January/February 2012

Steep Learning Curve in the Atlas Mountains, Pam Austin
Beautiful Batts and Husky Hats, Elizabeth Lovick
Fleece Variations, Sue Blacker
My Polwarth Sheep, Jackie Webb
There are Other Things to do with Woodchips than Putting them into Wallpaper: Part 2, Logwood, Judith Beckett
Art Yarn, Alison Daykin
Textiles in Sussex: The 2011 Exhibition of the East Sussex Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers, Lydia Hill
Spinning and Weaving in the Shaky City, Sandra Dain
Spinning Tales from the Dawn of Time..., Angie and Jo Corbett
FibreFest - August 20th & 21st 2011, Terri Bate
Statement from the FibreFest 2011 Organisers
Is There a 'Wheel' Doctor In The House?, Joan Jones
Cultural Exchange from Scotland to Estonia, Innes Carmichael
Supplier and Product News
Events for your diary
Reviews
Fibre-East: Supporting the Guild of Longdraw Spinners, Dorothy Lumb
Why Does the Guild of Longdraw Spinners (GOLDS) want their own Great Wheel?, Janet Jackson and Pam Austin
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition - win a book - Spin Art by Jacey Boggs or Hand Spun by Lexi Boeger
Reader Offer - chance to win tickets for Wonderwool Wales
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no. 8, November/December 2011

The Sheep Run Again! Glastonbury Wool Day by Patricia Ackroyd
Ashford Guild Hospitality Day by Ellena Kirk
Woolly Wanderings by Linda Scurr
Celebrating Wool by Theresa Munford
Campaign for Wool & Love Wool UK events
The Sunflower – a Swift Evolution by Richard Moore
A Puzzle, A Picker and a Prattley Competition by Innes Carmichael
Weaving on a "Toy" Loom by Sian Lawton
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
A Woolly yarn, from Sheep to Shawl by Agnes Dix-de Hert
Leicester Longwool Sheep – The Long and Short of it.... by Heather Stead
There are Other Things to do with Woodchips than Putting them into Wallpaper: Part 1, Brazilwood by Judith Beckett
Cwm by Katie Weston
Readers Letters
Double Flyer Spinning Wheels by Keira McFleat
Wovember – A Campaign for "Wool" on the Label to Mean the Real Thing
Reviews – book and DVDs by Dorothy Lumb
Spinning Yarns in Public by Kate Santon
Love Wool UK 2011
How to Subscribe to YarnMaker
Advertisements and information for advertisers
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Events for your 2012 Diary
Competition
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no. 7, September/October 2011

Our County  - Coast to Countryside by Margaret Eaglestone
Arts and Crafts by Alive and Kicking in Dorset! by Angie Corbet
Knitting a Traditional Well Dresing by Hannah Greatorex
Manx Loaghtan Sheep: The Parvabrook Flock by Suzanne Taylor
Dirt, Sweat and Grunting, part 2, Diary of a Sheep Shearing Course by Lydia Hill
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
Tales from the Workshop (continued) by Joan Jones
ISEND 2011 or Dyed and Gone to Heaven! (The International Symposium and Exhibition of Natural Dyes) by Jane Deane
ISEND 2011 by Ulrike Bogdan
Songs, Slaintes, and Sore Fingers by Innes Carmichael
Our British Wool Revival: The Measure of Success by Patricia Ackroyd
Readers Letters
Home Grown Wool by Spun and Knitted in a Day by Ann Fox, Tawe Guild
Fibre East 2011: A Stallholders Perspective by Lydia Hill
Book Review by Dorothy Lumb
Supplier and Product News
Horseshoe Lace Scarf by Jacqui Walker
Reviews: A Selection of DVDs for Spinners by Dorothy Lumb
Events for your DiaryYarnMaker
Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition - win a set of Hazel Rose looms from Wild Colours
Directory of Businesses


no. 6, July/August 2011

200th Anniversary Celebration - Remaking the Newbury Coat by Linda Scurr
My Spin & Knit Project by Katie Weston
The Boreray Sheep by D Jane Cooper
Boreray: A Spinner's View by Barbro Heikinmatti
The Magic of Cochineal by Janet Major
Ghandi - Spinning's Greatest Spokesperson by Angie Corbet
The Bear by Gill Farlam
How I Learnt to Spin by Tom Hughes
Sheilings Sherry Bottles - and a Stick! by Innes Carmichael
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
Dirt Sweat and Grunting by Lydia Hill
Readers Letters and Campaign for Wool News
100 Skeins by Linda Scurr
Tales from the Workshop by Joan Jones
But... What about the Warping? by Angie Corbet
Events for your diary
Woolfest 2011
Fibrefest 2011
Supplier and Product News
Subscription form
Advertisements
Book Reviews
Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition - books to win and fibre from Warratah Fibres
Directory of Businesses


no. 5, May/June 2011

Natural Dyeing for the Terrified by Carol Leonard
The Lincoln Longwool Sheep by Sharon Rowlands
Innerleithan Spinning Wheels by Rod Grant
Dorset Buttons by Barbara Douglas
Making Polymer Clay Buttons by Sian Lawton
Buttons to Buy and Saving the Dorset Button-Making Heritage
Hot Washing Fine Fleece by Dorothy Lumb
Plans, Panics and Potions by Innes Carmichael
A Crofting Life   by Nikki Crabtree
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
The Bothwell Spin In and Longest Thread Contest by Dorothy Lumb and Sandra Dawn Cleaver
Handspinning in New Zealand by Sandra Dain
The Campaign for Wool
Readers Letters
The Newbury Coat by Linda Scurr
Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers by Margaret Parker
Every Yarn, Every Size Socks by Elizabeth Lovick
Spin-In at Woolfest June 2011, and Sunshine and Fun at Wonderwool Wales
Let's Twist Again by Angie Corbet
Book Reviews
Events for your Diary
Holding a Fleece Day by Sarah Mitchell
Somerset Guild's Fleece Fair by Jim Doust
Advertisements
Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition: Win a Peg Loom from Maureen Preen, Woodcymru
Directory of Businesses


no. 4, March 2011

The Winter Season at Greengate by Sharon Rowlands
Joining Broken Threads: Spanish spinner, their cloth and their baskets by Anna Champeney
Shopping and Dyeing in Gloucester and Derby - Pomegranate Seeds by Mary Hawkins
Rare Breeds at The London Guild by Theresa Munford
Sheep and the Rare Breed Survival Trust by Dorothy Lumb
Why Do They Call it "Spin Off Autumn Retreat"? by Carol Leonard
Are You Plying Tonight? part 2 by Georgina Beazeley
Assessing a Fleece - or is free fleece a bargain? by Elizabeth Lovick
Cashmere - a fine passion, part 2 by Lesley Prior
What is a Loom? by Jane Patrick
A Cashmere Shawl by Amanda Hannaford
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
Readers Letters
Book Reviews
Adventures with a Dragon by Innes Carmichael
Drumcarding Fleece from Staple to Batt by Katharine Barber
Drumcarder tips & myths by Katharine Barber
One of a Kind? Dora's Spinning Machine by Dorothy Lumb
Subscription form
Advertisements and information for advertisers
Events listing, and competition to win tickets to Wonderwool Wales
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups, and news of a Royal visitor to the Wiltshire Guild
Competition: Win a spindle handmade by Enid Ashcroft and Advertisments
YarnMaker Directory of Businesses


no. 3 January 2011

Melton Mowbray Show and Sale by Sarah Wroot
Events for your 2011 Diary
Review of an unusual type of spinning tool: The Mayan Spinner / The Rakestraw Spinner by Hazel Cattell
Ceilidhs, Coos and Castles by Innes Carmichael
Rainbow Dyeing in the Microwave by Sandra Dain
The Whitefaced Woodland by Phillip Onions
Test Spinning: Whitefaced Woodland, plus Chunky Pompom Hat by Jacqui Walker
Understanding a Little More About How Your Spinning Wheel Works by Joan Jones
Cashmere - a Fine Passion by Lesley Prior
Cashmere Blending by Amanda Hannerford
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
Are You Plying Tonight? by Georgina Beazeley
Wild About Wool by Paul Crookes
Cheap Tools For Spinning by Elizabeth Lovick
Book Reviews and A Scandinavian Spinning Wheel by Dorothy Lumb
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition: Win A Rakestraw Spinner from Wild Fibres
Directory of Businesses


no. 2, October 2010

British Spindle Makers, part 2.
Yarns in Ancient Times by Peter Groom
Onions Re-Peeled by Mary Hawkins
Cakes and Creativity - A fibre retreat at Cwmoerant Farm by Sally Pointer with photos by Kathryn Jones
Feis Cothlam - A Gaelic Woolfest by Innes Carmichael
The Woolpicker by Angie Corbet
Art Yarn by Alison Daykin
So, Having found that ‘new to you’ spinning wheel... what next? by Joan Jones
In Search of Fine Fleece by Elizabeth Lovick
Review: the Ashford Country Spinner by Georgina Beazeley
Sheep Breeding for Colour by Karen Tesson
Rustic Sore Thumb Mittens by Jacqui Walker
The History of Sheep Shearing by Christine Clark
Spindle query response by Carol Leonard, and Errata
Book reviews by Dorothy Lumb
The Perils of Housewarming Parties & the National Trust by Jenny Arnold
Popes, Pirates, and the Importance of KAl(SO4)2.12(H2O) by Sally Pointer
The Difference That Alum Makes by Dorothy Lumb
Spinning Wheels, by Dorothy Lumb
Summer Season at Greengate by Sharon Rowlands
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition: Win one of three copies of Jenny Dean’s revised book Wild Colour
Directory of Businesses


no. 1, August 2010

Internet Resources for Handspinners by Dorothy Lumb
Alison’s Weaving Class by Jill Shepherd
A Spinner’s Tale by Innes Carmichael
Coloured Ryeland Sheep - a spinning shepherd’s perspective by Karen Tesson
Don’t look a gift Sheep in the Mouth by Angie Corbet
A Traditional Design for a Traveller’s Wheel? by Dorothy Lumb
Scouring for Beginners by Jill Shepherd
Any-sized Mat, Shawl or Blanket (knitting pattern) by Elizabeth Lovick
Why Spindle Spin? by Carol Leonard, with photos by Helen Barker
Books for Beginning Spindle Spinners by Dorothy Lumb
Spindles - made in Britain (showcase for British spindle makers)
A Guide to Creatively Spinning Art Yarns by Alison Daykin
So, where do you go to get that first spinning wheel? by Joan Jones
Dyeing with Japanese Indigo by Ann Kingstone
Growing Japanese Indigo by Dorothy Lumb
The Mediaeval Spinning Class by Jill Shepherd
YarnMaker Directory of Guilds and Spinning Groups
Competition - win a handmade spindle made by Mike Williams
Diretory of Businesses

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