Anne Merrow

Fiber Festivals in the New Normal

Getting ready for your first wool festival or weaving conference in a while? Here's what might be different, the same . . . or maybe better.

Long Thread Podcast: Karen Selk

Season 4, Episode 1: Weaving her first skein of silk yarn was nothing like Karen Selk expected, but the fiber enchanted her enough to shape her craft, career, and the course of her life.

Who Are Your Fiber Friends?

When making my list of what I give thanks for, there's a special place for the people who share my fiber journey. Happy Friendsgiving!

Judith MacKenzie on Surprising Silk

What can you learn about cloth in the hands of experts? Linda Ligon shares a peek into her silk collection, and Judith offers her impressions of the tussah, bombyx, peduncle, and other silks she finds there.

Spinning Bridges Generation Gaps

Sometimes all it takes is looking at an old piece of equipment in a new way.

The Four Easiest Ways to Spin Gradient Yarn

A look at letting the fiber do the work in gradient yarn spinning.

Long Thread Podcast: Deborah Robson

Season 3, Episode 6: With a passion for rare-breed wool and its unsung qualities, Deborah Robson is a walking, spinning encyclopedia of delightful fiber knowledge.

Long Thread Podcast: Kenya Miles

Season 3, Episode 4: In fields tucked in the alleyways of Baltimore, Maryland, Kenya Miles and her colleagues at Hidden Harvest tend a sort of secret garden, growing fruits, vegetables... and natural dye plants.

Long Thread Podcast: Nilda CallaƱaupa Alvarez

Season 3, Episode 3: Andean weavers are using their traditional textile skills and some new assistance to meet the difficulties of today.

Long Thread Podcast: Susan Druding

Season 2, Episode 10: What do you get when you give a Free-Speech Movement activist a spinning wheel? A lifelong teacher, a Bay Area institution, and a spark for fiber arts exploration.