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Interweave's Spin-Off Magazine Launches New Online Community for Handspinners
Website focuses on engagement and community building through sharing of photographs, spinning videos, blogs, forums, free spinning tutorials, and more
“We launched this web site to help spinners pursue their passion and share that passion with other spinners,” says Spin-Off editor Amy Clarke Moore. “Starting now, it will be easier for our readers and the spinning community at large to talk to us and to talk to each other. We hope the adventure is fun, helpful and informative.”
The editors of Spin-Off will be involved in the new community, posting their own blogs, images, video clips, and free spinning tutorials and references to help community members.
Regular features of the website include:
* New blogs fromSpin-Off magazine founder Linda Ligon, Editor Amy Clarke Moore, and Assistant Editor Stefanie Berganini, as well as the SOAR Blog and Spinners’ Connection Blog
* Free spinning projects
* Free spinning how-to lessons and videos
* Excerpts from the pages of Spin-Off magazine
* Online extras from columns in vzyno Spin-Off magazine, such as “Your Yarn in Action,” which describes how submissions to the “Your Yarn” column are made into a final project and auctioned through eBay's giving works program to go toward fiber charities
Members of the Spin-Off online community will be able to:
* Socialize with fellow spinners from around the world and become friends with them
* Upload and share images of their handspun to the photo gallery
* Upload and share videos of their spinning process, or other spinning-related videos found on video sharing sites like YouTube and Google Video
* Customize a personal profile and online gallery
* Create a group for their local spinning guilds
* Engage in conversations in the forums
“This is just the beginning of the exciting things in store for the community,” says Moore. “We encourage spinners to visit the site, create a profile and let us know what features of the site you like best and what can be improved in the future.”
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Interweave, a unit of Aspire Media, is one of the nation’s largest and most respected arts and craft media companies, with businesses in magazine and book publishing, online media, television and video programming, directories, and events.