Anne Merrow

Anne Merrow is a former editor of Spin Off magazine and a cofounder and editorial director of Long Thread Media.


Long Thread Podcast: Eileen Lee

Season 3, Episode 10: How does a textile tradition die—and how can it be saved? Hawaiian quilting developed as a unique art less than two centuries ago, but a tradition of secrecy put it in danger until one woman decided to preserve it.

Long Thread Podcast: Dr. Susan Kay-Williams

Season 3, Episode 9: The venerable British needlework institution teaches its students to stitch selfies, coronation robes, and everything between.

Long Thread Podcast: Laurann Gilbertson

Season 3, Episode 7: As the curator of Vesterheim, the National Norwegian-American Museum and Folk Art School, Laurann Gilbertson has a dream job for lovers of historic textiles.

Long Thread Podcast: Mathew Gnagy

Season 3, Episode 1: As the Modern Maker, Mathew Gnagy brings the needlework techniques of Early Modern Europe to a contemporary audience.

Long Thread Podcast: Penelope Hemingway

Season 2, Episode 9: In the back rooms of Yorkshire's archives and museums, textile treasures await an understanding historian.

Long Thread Podcast: Franklin Habit

Season 2, Episode 4: Franklin shares how his loves of textiles, books, and miniatures come together.

Margaret Stove, New Zealand’s Lacemaker to Royalty

In her article “Handspun Lace for a Prince” in the Summer 2013 issue of Spin Off, Margaret describes the painstaking process of designing, spinning, and knitting William’s shawl.

Long Thread Podcast Episode 8: Keith Recker, True Colors

From Bloomingdale's to the International Folk Art Market (with stops on 5 continents), Keith Recker keeps following his passion for color.

Les Tricoteuses: A Bastille Day Yarn

On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked a turning point in the French Revolution—well, the first of their revolutions, anyway.

Spinning for Lace, Knitting for Love with Margaret Stove

Margaret Stove’s knitting and design are known around the world—after all, she received the Queen’s Service Medal and designed official gifts for 2 royal babies.