Natural Fibers to Spin: Mountain Goat

Judith MacKenzie is known for spinning primitive breeds of sheep, but her love of wild, natural fibers runs far deeper (and stranger). In one of the delightful articles in the Judith MacKenzie Collection, she discusses a subject dear to her heart: gathering and spinning plant and animal fibers far beyond our standard repertoire of natural […]

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Fantasize about taking a spinning vacation? Judith MacKenzie’s dream textile adventure would be an excursion to Istanbul in March. In “Spinning in Turkey” from Spin Off Fall 2016, Judith explores the history of spinning in Turkey and explains how to use one of the country’s most recognizable contributions to the spinning world, the Turkish spindle. […]

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