Spin Off Magazine Call for Submissions Spring 2020: The Botanical Issue

Here at Spin Off magazine, we love all the fibers, and hope you do, too! In the Spring 2020 Botanical Issue, we want to explore the balance of fibery flora and fauna, dive into fiber and dye plants from around the world, and share the traditions—old and new—that use botanicals to create textiles.

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Shetland dyed with onion skins for Fair Isle knitting. Photo by Kate Larson

We want to hear about the dye plants that fascinate you, the cellulose fibers that you love to spin, and where plants and fiber animals meet. Did you dunk your Jacob fleece into a madder pot? Are you experimenting with linsey woolsey? What happens if we weave with ramie and Merino, and then felt the cloth?

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Combed ramie and lichen spindle from Wildcraft. Photo by Kate Larson

Are you a cotton-centric spinner? Tell us why! How about hemp (affiliate link) and nettle? Did a mushroom foray yield glorious color? What is cutch? (affiliate link) The world is brimming with natural materials that we can use to create beautiful, creative, sustainable handspun.

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Indigo can be used to dye both cellulose and protein fibers. Photo by Moment Open/Getty Images, Jillian Lukiwski

Write for us!

The Botanical Issue: Spin Off Spring 2020

We are looking for:

  • Feature articles—stories, profiles, history.
  • Handspun projects—instructions using knitting, weaving, crochet, or other techniques with handspun yarn.
  • How-to articles—tell us how it is done.

Due Dates:

  • Submissions due: May 20, 2019
  • We will notify you of our decision by: June 10, 2019
  • Articles and projects due by: August 12, 2019


Questions? Contact us at spinoff@interweave.com.

Featured Image: Naturally dyed cotton singles in Thailand. Photo by iStock/Getty Images Plus, jakkaje808

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