Anne Merrow


Long Thread Podcast: Linda Cortright

Season 2, Episode 5: Follow this former goat farmer on her quest for cashmere at the top of the world and seal wool at its bottom.

Long Thread Podcast: Maggie Casey & Judy Steinkoenig

Season 2, Episode 3: Ever wonder what it’s really like to own a yarn store?

Long Thread Podcast: Louie García

Season 2, Episode 1: A Pueblo fiber artist brings ancient textiles to life.

What Is Saint Distaff’s Day? (And what does it have to do with rocks?)

Saint Distaff’s Day (also known as Distaff Day, Roc Day, or Rock Day) is the day when spinners go back to work after the holidays.

The Spinner’s Guide to Black Friday

There has never been a better time to be a fiber lover on Black Friday. Whatever you're doing on this unusual holiday, take some time to enjoy the pleasures of yarn this week.

Long Thread Podcast Episode 7: Charllotte Kwon, Maiwa

Charllotte Kwon's company, Maiwa, partners with Indian artisans to expand the reach of traditional textiles. Along the way, the company has developed in-person learning, shopping, web resources, a fair-trade partnership, and more.

How Spinning from the Fold Unkinked My Wrists

When my old spinning habits gave me sore hands, I turned to a less-common technique and relaxed my grip.

How Drumcarding Is Like Cooking

Fiber prep always looked to me like cooking: I like the results, and I’m glad someone else wants to do it, but I'd rather enjoy the results than get in the kitchen. So why did I clear my desk, clamp down a drumcarder, and look for bits of fiber to feed it?

How I Got My Spinning Groove Back

The #spinoffmittalong was the opportunity I needed to reconnect my hands with making yarn.