Spring 2020: Fur
The Fur issue is all about those sumptuously soft, heavenly haloed fibers that tempt and (sometimes) torment spinners.
- Do you have trouble working with short, slick fibers?
- Does the idea of prepping, blending, spinning, or dyeing angora thrill and intimidate you?
- Have you ever wanted to (or been asked to) spin the fiber of a beloved pet?
- Are you interested in spinning something so soft it almost feels like it’s not there?
This issue can help. From fiber prep to dyeing to blending to spinning, fur is the focus. A great many knowledgeable spinners came together in this issue to inform and inspire. Whether they focused on cat, dog, possum, chinchilla, wolf, rabbit, or even sea otter, these fibers are gathered, handled, processed, and spun with thoughtfulness, care, and often love. We will always love wool, but there’s something special about fur.