Call for Submissions: Woolly Wanderlust, Spin Off Magazine Summer 2019

Spinning can take us on epic adventures across continents or help us explore our own backyards. The annual travel issue of Spin Off is all about fiber journeys. Are you so enthralled with a textile tradition that it took you on a quest to learn more?

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Editor Kate Larson learned that there is more than one way to roll a fleece during a visit to the Shetland Woolbrokers.

What spinning tools are perfect for travel? Did you discover a new technique far from home? Have you explored beyond wool and into flax, bamboo, and more? Fibers, tools, and techniques also travel and diffuse through our community—share your stories with us!

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Did your spinning exploits lead you to into unknown territory? Are your bobbins now filling with flax, hemp, ramie, or nettle?

As always, Spin Off magazine is delighted to include articles that diverge from the theme of the issue. Each issue is an eclectic mix of how-to, storytelling, community news, and inspiration. We welcome new contributors; every issue includes writers we haven’t published before, and every returning contributor published a first article sometime.


1. Feature articles: Intriguing stories, profiles of artisans and businesses, and history of the craft give our readers new insights into the world of fiber and yarn.

2. Handspun projects: Show how you transformed fiber into handspun yarn and finished items using knitting, weaving, crochet, or other techniques. (Please note that projects must be accompanied by accurate directions.)

3. How-to articles: Tell us how you approach a particular technique, solve a spinning problem, or use a tool.

Find contributor guidelines and a submissions form on our Call for Submissions page. Submissions are due September 10, 2018.

Spin Off Call for Submissions Summer 2019

Spin Off Submissions Form Summer 2019

Spin Off magazine is the premier magazine for handspinners. Founded in 1977, Spin Off magazine offers designs, articles, profiles, and news from the spinning community.

Featured Image: Hit the road with Spin Off. Kate Larson’s handspun, handwoven boot laces.

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