Jillian’s Spinning: Sheep, Dyeing and My One Fiber Goal for 2016

I read a lot about spinning and fiber on the internet while traveling over the holidays, smartphones and free wifi sure make waiting for planes a great time to catch up!

To kick off a year where I’d like to be more in touch with the bigger fiber community, here a re a few articles that caught my eye.

Becka Rahn’s food color dyed samples, beautiful, no?

Fiber Artist Becka Rahn has a fantastic blog post and chart about dyeing with food color.

From Outside magazine an article, The Resurrection of the American Wool Industry, speaks to the US outdoor apparel industry moving to American grown and processed wool for their clothes.

Have you added your name and location the the WhoSpins website? Right now it’s a map of North American spinners only, but they are working on adding the rest of the world.

I’m sure you’ve seen it, but don’t miss this beautiful obituary of spinning giant Alden Amos

Need some pretty pictures this first full week of 2016? Christopher Payne has a gorgeous portfolio of textile mills.


Do you have any fiber goals for the new year? I have one, make bigger things with my handspun. I’ve been locked in to making swatches for teaching, videos and my book and becasue I love it that I don’t have many things to wear that are handspun. This year there will be handspun things. What do you have on your list?







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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

3 thoughts on “Jillian’s Spinning: Sheep, Dyeing and My One Fiber Goal for 2016

  1. florapie

    Fascinating that it’s regulations around US military suppliers that have led to the resurgence of the North American wool industry!

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