Young Writers Project update!

UPDATE: We are nearly there! Thanks to all you spinners, weavers and knitters who have given to YWP to help us in this challenge. If you haven't yet donated to help us help youths, now's the time! THANKS!

The challenge: If YWP can raise $50,000 by Nov. 25, a Boston foundation will match it with a $50,000 grant!  CAN YOU HELP? If you haven't given before, please donate now! And if you gave before, give a little more so that we can count it in the challenge. THANKS!

Young Writers Project hopes all of you who have kids or know kids will send them to a civil, respectful community where youths from anywhere can safely take risks with words, images and sounds and know they will receive positive feedback and support. And get their best work published!

YWP manages this site and just renewed it for another year. Please let us know -- or let Janet know -- if there are things you'd like us to improve.



YWP releases special November Issue of Voice

The November issue of The Voice, the Young Writers Project digital magazine, has been published. This is a special issue that includes our Anthology 7, a printed collection of the very best youth writing and photographs. Thanks for giving these youths audience! Last month's magazine received 21,500 views! Take a gander if you want to see firsthand the talents and skills of our young people. --gg

To read past issues:



Good afternoon everyone,

Been noticing many ads going up with no contact information in them.  You MUST ad this yourself as it does not automatically appear in your ads when you place them. 


Thank you



The start of the Housecleaning pages

Good evening. I wanted to say hi, and for those who don't know me, I am the listmother emeritus, the creator of this list. At first, 20 years ago I created it as a website and I entered and removed each ad by hand. I did this for many years.

Fall Fiber Fantasies

        Ah, fall
    What isn’t there to love about fall?
    There’s the changing leaves (that bring the leaf-peepers who drive 25mph in a 55mph)
    There’s the cooling temperatures (who turned the thermostat up again?!)
    Then there’s the kids back to school (wine sales soar, see the news story at 11)
    All the wonderful things about fall...but the best, ooohhh, the best of all...fall fleece festivals, where we revert back to five-year-olds with all the beauty that reminds us once again of summer’s passing

Tunis in the Grease

I usually run more than one project at a time. While I'm spinning Jacob, I am also processing the Tunis fleece. My preference is to spin in "the grease." Spinning in the grease does not mean spinning in the dirt. First a fleece is shaken, to loosen VM and short cuts, then picked. I cold soak all of my fleece, with or without soap. How long depends on the fleece. No agitation other than water pressure. It's amazing how much dirt comes out in a cold soak, and how much VM floats to the top.

A Degree To Fit Every Fleece Fanatic

Growing up, we all had it, that ‘look’ when someone asked you ‘what do you want to be when you grow up’...c’mon, you know it, that ‘look’ from your parents, your aunts, your uncles, the teacher who wanted you to write it down and it got posted somewhere in the class (sometimes with cute photos that your parents brought out when you brought your prom date know, those photos)

No hurry with Suri

No hurry with Suri

My first encounter with Suri was not a good one. The fiber was clearly seconds, but I knew that. However, it was full of second and third cuts, stiff and dry, basically unusable to me. I figured if this was what Suri was about, then I was not about Suri. A friend sent me some Suri and I put it away, thinking I knew what it would be about. Curiousity got the best of me. There was a local grower on FB, offering fleece for trade, and I wanted to try again, to see what everyone was raving about.

Humility & Life

(Note: this is a darker piece than previous posts....I ask to please read with an open heart & mind, & ask forgiveness for honesty, & needing to share an absence's reasons)



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