Plying Yarn: How to Ply Yarn the Simple Way

Learning to ply yarn is easier than you think with these step-by-step spinning instructions plus the best ways to store your yarn and more!

Wraps Per Inch

Learn why a wraps per inch tool can be useful for handspinners.

Abundant Earth Fiber: Sustaining Small-Batch Wool

Between fiber artists craving an authentic grassroots connection and the small farms who produce heirloom-quality fiber, a small-batch mill provides the link that keeps local wool vital.

Washing Wool: Alpaca Edition

When buying an alpaca fleece, you might wonder how washing wool from an alpaca is different from washing sheep’s fleece.

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5 Tips for Spinning with a Distaff

A nifty tool to manage your fiber

A Shepherd’s Year: Tunis Sheep in All Seasons

Raising rare-breed sheep is a year-round occupation, but spring is the season for two special events: lambing and shearing.

Visible Mending: 7 Tricks to Know Before You Sew

Patch it, mend it, or darn it—visible mending is hot! Transforming a worn piece of clothing with vibrant stitchwork offers a great way to show off your handspun yarn.

Handcarding Tips and Tricks

Are you desiring light and fluffy fiber to spin? Using handcards might be the solution.

A Spinner Walks into a Yarn Shop

On a recent trip home to Provo, Utah, Meghan headed to the local yarn shop and found that handspinning was springing up all over.

Learning How to Spin Yarn: Spindle vs Wheel

Some spinning teachers insist that you must start with a drop spindle; others pull out a chair and invite you to sit at a spinning wheel. Which is best?

Long Thread Podcast: Stephenie Gaustad

Season 4, Episode 8: From her first treadle sewing machine to her houseful of beautiful, useful fiber equipment, Stephenie Gaustad has turned her dreams of textiles into the fabric of life.

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Happy Stitching: A Bargello Spindle Bag

A treat for subscribers featuring handspun yarn in needlework

Spin Off Call for Submissions Spring 2023: Color Scheme

It’s time for our spring color issue once again! We want to hear all about your experiences dyeing, blending, spinning, and stitching in pursuit of the perfect palette. Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Your Finished Object: Kaffe Fassett Pillow

Sue’s vivid color choices are the perfect fit for a knit-along theme and resulted in the perfect addition to her colorful living room.

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