In fact, we read everything we can about the craft, the fiber that goes into it, and the people who love it — there are some great publications out there and we (urge you to) support them all. We seek to help fill out the spinning magazine world by adding to that list of greats our robust magazine full of in-depth articles. Focusing on the intermediate to advanced spinner, we collect and reflect technical, intuitive, historical, and theoretical knowledge from handspinners the world over with the intent to inform, reflect, and inspire and to stretch skills.
We want to support our amazing and diverse spinning community (spinners, fiber producers, indie fiber artists, writers, designers, and others who love fiber as much as we do), gather and share the information we all need and want, and also reflect the community in a real way. On the pages of PLY, you can expect to see names you easily recognize, names you might have heard before, and altogether new voices as well. You can even add your own voice to our efforts .
PLY Magazine’s purpose is to serve as a kind of encyclopedia of spinning knowledge,
A stamp of the current moment in spinning time, as well as a record of the evolving line of knowledge stretching out behind us. Each issue is printed on quality paper with a printable spine so that, well into the future, you’ll be able to easily access the information within. Issues are themed so we can dig deeply into a topic, get to its core, explore different viewpoints and issues, and learn all we can about it. In the interest of diversity and a never-ending quest for knowledge, we go out of our way to find new and interesting things, old and important things, and delve as well into things we might take for granted. How it works, why it works, where it comes from, who’s doing it: these are the things we’re interested in — the things we ask our writers to explore.