In this free workshop, watch expert spinner Maggie Casey demonstrate the basics of spinning on a drop spindle. Whether you are brand new to spinning, or an experienced spinner looking to teach others, this video will instruct, entertain, and inspire.
If you’ve been wanting to turn some handspun into a suitable pair of handcoverings for your own mitts, I offer up these pointers gleaned from the group’s knitting experiences.
Fiber from horses has been used in textile production for centuries, but generally only the long and coarse fibers from the mane and tail.
A balanced skein is one that hangs without showing any twist in the skein and without any kinks in the yarn making up the skein.
Valentine’s Day (or season, since it’s been going on since December 26!) is the perfect time to show some love to your spinning friends.
This Valentine’s Day (or any day) say you love someone with sheep’s wool!
The Spin Off Winter 2021 issue, our annual fiber issue, explores the elements of structure. Whether in a lock, yarn, or garment, what does structure mean to you?
Former geophysicist, researcher, and technology developer Walt Turpening has developed basic measurements to help us sit comfortably at our wheels.
February 4th is national Hemp Day, so we thought we'd share this article from 2015 by Stephenie Gaustad and the late Alden Amos in celebration of this bast fiber.
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In the Summer 2018 issue of Spin Off, Kimber Baldwin explained how the properties of water influence the dyeing process, and in the excerpt below, she tells us how water temperature plays a crucial role.