Saturday, 15 January 2011

A very little blog about Yarn maker

Yarn maker arrived about a week ago, but it was  a few days before I sat down with it,  with a cup of fabulous fragrant  fresh fair trade coffee - anything better than a cup of good coffee on a grey January day  is hard to find  and with the wood burner burning, near perfect -and read it cover to cover. Articles that I particularly enjoyed were Leslie Prior on Cashmere, Leslie  has the  only breeding flock in the UK and is very knowledgeable not only about the fibre but also about world trading conditions.   Amanda Hannaford  explains how to blend cashmere with lots of other fibres  and spin it.  There was a most fascinating article about the White Faced Woodland, which despite being a hill sheep  has a fine fleece.  It is  a new one to me so ........ memo to self get a fleece. This is the third edition of this new publication printed on recycled paper and celebrating the spinner's craft  but I think the best yet.  What else can I say?   Get yourself a copy.
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  1. You beat me to it Helen!!! I was thinking yesterday that my next blog post would be about the magazines and books I particularly like!
    Wholeheartedly agree - this magazine is a winner for me! (haven't seen the latest one yet - looking forward to it now!)

  2. Hi Debbie
    well they say great minds think alike! Helen

  3. Yes its great to have an UK based spinning mag isn't it ?:) We even had our picture in the last issue LOL

  4. It is lovely to have a British Mag-quite a different feel to it. Congrats on being in the last issue.