Impractical Advice: Yarn Storage Organization

Is your yarn studio getting out of control? Slowly taking over your house? Then you’ll want to read this essay by Interweave Founder Linda Ligon from the September/October 1994 issue of Handwoven on yarn storage organization. It might not help you organize your studio, but it will probably make you laugh. —Christina You can organize […]

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Where Would We Be Without Yarn?

Crafters know better than most people where clothing comes from, and we know that every day is better with yarn in it. But have you ever stopped to think what the world would look like if humans hadn’t discovered that fiber + twist = a very good thing? I asked some of my Interweave colleagues […]

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Consider These Yarns for Fall Projects

As we endure the heat of summer, keep in mind that we’re closer to season’s end than we are to its beginning, and that means fall is just around the corner. As you prepare the kids for a return to school and look forward to turning leaves, you may start wondering what yarn blends would […]

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Love for Lightweight Yarns

Warm-weather months are the perfect time to experiment with lightweight yarns and pretty, lacy patterns. Save the heavy, cozy knits for fall and fill your hands with a light shawl while watching fireflies from your back porch. Here, we have compiled a handful of both classic and new laceweight yarns in a variety of fiber […]

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You start spinning in earnest and suddenly you are making yarn! It’s a great feeling—that fiber magically transforming right before your eyes in your hands. As you gain confidence in your ability to make a handspun yarn that both sticks together and is reasonably consistent, you may decide that you’d like to try making different […]

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Once you’ve basked in the absolute joy that comes from learning how to spin, you might start casting around for other equally satisfying pursuits. One of those is dyeing yarn with natural dyes. Just as ancient people learned that they could infuse their textiles with the colors of the earth and heavens using some pretty […]

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You’ve mastered spinning a singles yarn and now it is time to ply yarn. The concept is simple enough—just take two (or three, or four, or more) singles, hold them together, and ply them by twisting them in the opposite direction they were originally spun. Simple, but the possibilities are endless—how do you keep them […]

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