5 Tips to Keep Your Handspinning Resolutions

I confess: I’m not one for making traditional resolutions and keeping them. But once the holidays are over and some free time opens up in January, I resolve to get spinning! For some reason, I have no trouble keeping handspinning resolutions. Need motivation? Here are my top 5 tips for jumpstarting your spinning practice. 1. […]

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One of the most fascinating structural elements of the Turkish socks purchased in Afyonkarahisar province and featured in Lynne Hershberger’s article, “Entranced by Turkish Socks” from PieceWork’s January/February 2018 issue, is the heel construction. To work my sample heels, I chose Aran-weight wool from Imperial Yarn. I used a set of U.S. size 4 double-pointed […]

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Bobbin Boy to the Rescue!

When there’s something strange happening and your antique spinning wheel won’t spin yarn, who you gonna call? Bobbin Boy! Restoring vintage flyers! Crafting custom bobbins! We had to know more about these superheroes of the spinning world. Meet Alan and Milissa Dewey, the fiber-tool restoration duo behind Bobbin Boy. Alan, the world’s foremost restorer of […]

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Stumped by what to get for the special needleworker in your life? PieceWork has the perfect gifts for embroiderers, knitters, crocheters, tatters, needlepointers, and more. Give them a gift they’ll reach for again and again. Craft lovers always appreciate the gift of new tools—especially ones with vintage charm. These gifts for needleworkers top our holiday […]

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2 Reasons You Need to Spin June Cashmere Cloud

The holiday season can be a stressful time of year—and it’s just getting started! Take a break from all of the hustle and bustle to recharge your batteries. Indulge yourself with cashmere! Need an excuse? Here are my top 2 reasons to spin June Cashmere Cloud during the holidays (or anytime of year). 1. Soft […]

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Envision inviting your favorite knitters over for a relaxing afternoon of refreshments and conversation about, what else, knitting. Now, imagine that your guests are master Shetland knitters Hazel Tindall and Elizabeth Johnston—that would be a delightful time, indeed! Slip a copy of 50 Tips from Shetland Knitters, the new two-disc DVD set, into your DVD […]

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Handknitted socks are a timeless way to add a dash of style to any wardrobe. When you knit a pair of traditional Norwegian knee-high stockings, it’s like taking a step back in time, but the look is anything but old fashioned. Designer Terri Shea fashioned her “Norwegian Stockings to Knit” after the knitted stockings of […]

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We’re making a list and checking it twice. But we’re less concerned with who’s been naughty or nice. (No judgment here!) Struggling with what to give the handspinner on your list? Fear not! Whether they’re new to making yarn or a seasoned spinner, we’ve got you covered with our top five gifts for spinners. 1. […]

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