This issue contrasts traditional and contemporary. Valerie Bryant leads us on a countrywide trail to discover historic spindle and cottage spinning wheels in National Trust properties while Christina Chisholm goes back to first principles of weave design. She has home-produced traditional Chisholm tartan cloth using handspun and hand-dyed yarns.
Kennet Valley Guild members focus on natural dyeing, preparing wool yarns to weave a series of cushions. Ann Hecht takes us to the plains of Patagonia to research the long history of the guanaco, and some of the world's finest fibres. Sue MacNiven provides essential advice and inspiration on how to blend and spin exotic fibres.
In a highly contemporary vein, Belinda Rose's innovative three dimensional pieces illustrate how she weaves paper yarns, and Sarah Tucker reveals how Procion dyes and batik techniques can produce evocative 'painted' landscapes.
News of exhibitions, Guild activities past and future, book reviews and courses round off another packed and informative publication.