My Story: Birgit Greer

It’s all my daughter’s fault! I began spinning many years ago when my daughter gave me a fleece from her Future Farmers of America summer project. The fiber was way too short to spin, but I did not know that and loved the way it felt. Soon, I was looking for a spinning wheel. Garage […]

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My Story: Pamela Harwood

Weaving Aboard a Boat I began my textile journey as a knitter. My first project was a scarf for my husband. While I found knitting hats and sweaters to be quick and ever-changing, as I gained proficiency, I realized that I felt bogged down by the sameness of knitting scarves. It wasn’t until I discovered […]

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My Story: Amanda Migoski

Fiber therapy My Ladybug spinning wheel didn’t save my life, but it did help save my sanity. In the fall of 2014, I was about to start my 23rd year of teaching elementary music when I was diagnosed with a rare and serious autoimmune disease. The treatment? Almost two weeks in the hospital and six […]

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The Flatiron Spinning Wheel

The flat-packed Schacht The Flatiron Spinning Wheel rises from a flat-packed box much like Boulder’s iconic Flatirons tilted up from a once horizontal position. Sit down and feel the majesty of this rock-solid wheel. The elegant design of the formed maple, apple-ply body calls upon the same drama that makes the Flatirons so striking. This […]

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My Story: America Smith

“Uno, dos, tres, cuatro, arriba, abajo . . . “ When I took a job teaching English to 400 students whose first language was Spanish, I made a commitment to learn their language in order to communicate with their families. I packed my bags and went in search of the Spanish language, having no idea […]

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My Story: Nancy Stein Nowak

Nancy was one of our grand prize winners for the Personal Stories Contest, and you can see her story in the Spring 2016 issue of Handwoven. We are sure you will see more of her weaving and her writing in the future. Shortly before I retired after a twenty year career as a judge, I […]

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Blue with Copper Accents Pillow – John Mullarkey

Blue with Copper Accents Pillow Designed by John Mullarkey Skill level: Intermediate Number of squares: 55 Size: 18” x 18” Yarn: Miss Babs Yowza worsted weight wool in color, Blue Ridge, 1 8 oz skein. Trendsetter Ambrosia, in Rust, 1 Skein. Notions: 18”x18” pillow form. Optional: 2” strip of Velcro. Weaving: Weave 10 squares with Ambrosia […]

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My Story: Olga Jamieson

Spinning on the Schacht Reeves in the Highlands of Scotland I am of Russian nationality and met my husband in Scotland some five years ago. We live in Loch Ness, famous for its monster sightings. My passion for craft work runs through my veins. My ancestors were experienced spinners, and I have my grandmother’s spinning […]

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My Story: Kyle Kunnecke

Kyle was one of our grand prize winners for the Personal Stories Contest, you can see his story in the Spring 2016 issue of Spin-Off. Kyle has released the free knitting pattern for the Hayden Cowl that can be seen in the advertisement. Here are the photos that you won’t see in the article, and […]

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What’s New??

The Wolf Pup and Wolf Pup LT have been gaining in popularity and new Pup owners are asking for more accessories. We’ve responded with three new products to make your Pups even more wonderful. Wolf Pup High Castle Tray You can now order this for your current loom or a new one. The tray can […]

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My Story: Allison Thistlewood

Spinning—It’s Better than Sex! When I first got back into knitting, I ended up getting fanatically into it. My friend who owned my LYS said, “Now we’ll just have to get you spinning!” to which I replied, “No way! Never gonna happen!” You’d think I’d know by now to “never say never.” One day while […]

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My Story: Dr. Bev Felten

Handspun, handwoven, dog-hair rugs support dog-related charity organizations   Elements to enrich our lives are all around us, but we often fail to recognize them. It is that recognition that led me to spin dog hair−and to the Schacht Matchless Spinning Wheel. Being a dog breeder and a conformation judge, I began to think about […]

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Ann Slind at her Mighty Wolf Loom

My Story: Ann Slind

From Saskatchewan, Canada, to the Culture and Crafts of West Africa “Little did I know that when I learned to weave, it would take me to Africa! I first tried weaving in 8th Grade art class and enjoyed it. Many years later, my husband Lawrence and I witnessed a floor loom set up in someone’s […]

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Projects Abound

Beth Smith and Jillian Moreno live about 30 minutes from each other and spend a lot of spinning time together, trading ideas and cheering each other on. Recently, the two have found weaving sneaking into their thoughts more and more. “Wouldn’t it be fun,” they said, “to do a project where we spin our yarn […]

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