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General Links

  • The Woolsack  An expanded 'reference library' listing and linking to everything and anything to do with British wool and British wool products

  • The Association of Guilds of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers Find a Guild near you, and join lots of other lovely people furthering the crafts of Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing

  • Ravelry An awesome online Community comprising of every fibre craft you can imagine :) Lucet balancers? Find your family here!


  • Hand Spinning News A monthly newsletter with lots of inspiring content. Support the editor by paying £5 a year for it (which equates to 1 or 2 barista coffees) or alternatively, subscribe to the free edition.

  • Beth Smith Spinning and Fibre Arts If you want to know anything there is to know about hand spinning, Beth can show you how. A supertiarawearing teacher!

  • Ply Magazine 3 years ago, I picked up the 'Color' edition of this magazine. I'd been in the spinning wilderness for some time, and the way the editor approaches spinning, helped bring me back into it. Go & take a look, you won't regret it!

  • Spinzilla Spinzilla is a global event where teams and individuals compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!

  • Yardage Calculator A downloadable spreadsheet that does all the maths for you. How super helpful!

  • How to wind the perfect cop, on a Turkish Spindle

  • When is a 2-ply yarn not really a 2-ply yarn? Very comprehensive article (with lots of pictures) by Jillian Moreno, singing the praises of overplying with regard to a 2ply yarn.


  • The Weaving Kind Inspiration and Resources for the modern weaver. Every month or two, they feature a challenge contributed by a different weaver. Their challenges are basically homework assignments designed to introduce a unique approach to a woven project, and get you thinking about the craft in a new and different way.

Knitting & Crochet

  • WoollyWormhead Knitting & crochet patterns, techniques & tutorials, all available in PDF format for immediate download. All eTutorials, ePatterns and eBooks are DRM free.

  • Knitty Knitty is the longest-running free knitting magazine on the web. Enjoy their huge selection of free knitting patterns and tutorials!


  • Knitbritish Louise knits, reviews and blogs on the subject of British Yarn all year and most importantly promotes as many UK producers as possible.

  • The BrownBerry Chronicles Marce is a regular videocaster, and I just love listening to her talk about the yarn she works with and the projects she is working on. Her enthusiasm is infectious!

  • Stitched Together Chrissie and I have known each other for ages, and she's a total sweetheart. She hasn't done a podcast for a while, but I'd highly recommend you go and listed to the 30 episodes she has done!