Spinning magazines

Journal for weavers, spinners & dyers

The Journal exists to further the aims of the Association and to provide:

  • an interesting and informative magazine for those involved in the crafts
  • an opportunity for the exchange of ideas
  • instructive articles to encourage wider experimentation
  • an effective advertising space for suppliers

The Journal is published on behalf of the Association of Guilds of Spinners Weavers and Dyers. A small team of enthusiastic volunteers publishes the Journal quarterly in spring, summer, autumn and winter.

It covers a wide range of textile subjects, including articles on historic textile techniques and cutting edge modern design. We published an extra issue in summer 2009 to celebrate the life and work of Peter Collingwood. Subscribers received the Peter Collingwood Issue as part of their subscription. It is now available as a back copy.

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Yarn maker

YarnMaker is a British magazine for handspinners, edited and published by Dorothy Lumb.

Dorothy writes: I am a handspinner, dyer and weaver, and also enjoy knitting and crochet. I keep in touch with other spinners through local guilds and spinning groups, as well as Ravelry, and membership of the Online Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers. I had been a spinner for 5 years when someone mentioned the need for a British based magazine and I responded by starting YarnMaker.

The first edition was published in August 2010.

The British magazine for everyone interested in handspinning – Bringing you articles on fibres, sheep breeds, spinning techinique, dyeing yarn and fibre, using handspun yarns, competitions. Find information about spinning wheels, new products, events, meetings of local spinning guilds and groups, businesses supplying materials and services.

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