Spin Off Fall 2020, our annual tool issue, investigates the abundance of spinning tools available in our community, old and new.
Chris, one of the famous Merino "lost sheep" whose fleece weighed more than 41 kg when he was found after 5 years without shearing, died October 22, 2019. What's behind escapees like Chris and New Zealand's Shrek?
Mushrooms, leaves, insects, roots, and wood are just waiting to give you a rainbow of dyes if you know the magic recipes to coax them out.
What do you call the little rolls of fiber that you pull off handcards, a blending board, or even a drumcarder? Not any word you'll find in a typical dictionary.
From the moment I saw the Mixlace Poncho by Denise Lavoie as a new Spin Off staffer in 2016, I knew it would look fabulous in handspun yarn.
Deciding to buy wool combs can be a big step. They’re not the first piece of equipment any spinner buys, but once you have a pair you’ll wonder how you got by without them.
I manage data centers for planetary spacecraft. This means that I coordinate the design, development, and operation of the computer systems that process and distribute science data from missions to other planets.
Cyber Fiber Farm Club gives those who live too far away to visit in person an opportunity to learn more about the sheep and day-to-day life on a small-scale farm.
How many treadles does one spinning wheel need? Alden Amos said one; others say two. Spinners vote with their feet.