Spin Off Call for Submissions Fall 2017

Everything Old Is New Again! The 40th Anniversary Issue

As Spin Off enters its fifth decade, we’ll consider what’s changed—and what hasn’t—in spinning. What has fallen out of favor, what’s new, and what should we take another look at? But we won’t spend our birthday obsessed with our past.

Where are we going next? How will we be spinning in 2057?

Fall is traditionally our Equipment Issue. What’s the best money you’ve ever spent on spinning gear? Do you have advice for getting the most from your tools, be it finding a new use, maintaining them meticulously, or investing in something that will last? Help our readers see their equipment in a new light (and fix their eyes on their next purchase).

Our cousins in the weaving world have been busy—we’re seeing rigid-heddle looms and frame looms (as well as multishaft looms) everywhere. Do you weave with your handspun? Which comes first, the weaving project or the yarn you spin? We’re interested in simple but special handwoven projects (with instructions that readers can follow).

As usual, the issue will be organized loosely around themes, but we welcome articles that don’t fit tidily into them. We may ask to hold something for a future issue, so don’t hesitate to submit whatever’s on your mind.

We are looking for:

  • Feature articles—intriguing stories, profiles, history
  • Handspun projects—instructions using knitted, woven, crocheted, or other techniques with handspun yarn
  • How-to articles—tell us how it is done

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