The British magazine for everyone interested in handspinning

Bringing you articles on fibres, sheep breeds, spinning techinique, dyeing yarn and fibre, using handspun yarns, competitions. Find information about spinning wheels, new products, events, meetings of local spinning guilds and groups, businesses supplying materials and services. Launched in August 2010, YarnMaker is published by Dorothy Lumb as a self-employed independent publisher and one-person business working with freelance writers.



It is with much sadness that I have to announce that the Autumn edition of YarnMaker, no.28, will be the last, bringing to an end 6 ½ years of publication.

YarnMaker has been a successful niche product for a small market. The limited number of potential readers combined with other factors mean it is not going to be viable to publish the magazine in future. The time has come to cease publication.

All current subscriptions will be refunded and when YarnMaker no.28 is published in early December it will be sent with a form to allow subscribers to select, if they wish, back issues (2 per copy owed) in place of a refund. A special discount rate for purchasing further issues and binders will be offered on the same form.

See news page for the timetable for publication of no.28, future availbility of back issues and issuing of refunds.

Buying the magazine...

Final edition will be: YarnMaker, no. 28, Autumn 2016 to be published in early December.

To pre-order no.28 follow this link. YarnMaker back issues and magazine binders are no longer on sale from this website.

Remaining stock is now reserved for subscribers, who will receive an order form with their copy of YarnMaker no.28 when it arrives in December 2016. See home page for more information.

Stockists of YarnMaker, listed on this page, may be able to supply you with back issues.

Scottish Fibres and www.handspinner.co.uk both have a good range of editions in stock.


Price: (including p&p) - for the final edition, YarnMaker no.28, Autumn 2016: £5.25 UK, £6.50 Europe, £7.00 rest of the world (outside Europe, which includes USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand)

YarnMaker editions have featured: British sheep breeds plus a few from Europe and Scandinavia, working with British fleece and other fibres including washing, preparation and spinning for making traditional and art yarns, yarn design, garment design, knitting patterns, simple loom weaving including tapestry, tri-loom and rigid heddle, natural and synthetic dyeing techniques for fibre and yarns, projects from fleece to garment, history, events, local group listing, spinning wheel reviews and features, book and film reviews, and far more besides.

Click the contents button to find out more. Back issues are still available from stockists of the magazine.




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