Anne Merrow

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.

Margaret Stove, New Zealand’s Lacemaker to Royalty

Margaret Stove has taught spinners around the world how to wash and spin ultrafine wool. But outside the spinning community, she may be best known as the designer of the shawls that were New Zealand’s gift to Prince William.

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.

Andean Knitting: Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez's Video Workshop

PieceWork invited Spin Off editor Anne Merrow to give us an inside perspective about Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez's video workshop, Andean Knitting.