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The Long Thread Podcast: Stories of Cloth, Thread, and Their Makers

The artists and artisans of the fiber world come to you in The Long Thread Podcast. Each episode features interviews with your favorite spinners, weavers, needleworkers, and fiber artists from across the globe. Get the inspiration, practical advice, and personal stories of experts as we follow the long thread.

Connecting Kids and Cotton

In Double Oak Farm's Grow It, Wear It program, the kids are engaged in every step of the process.

Stash Dividends: The Creative Payoff of Collecting Fiber

I often hear people talking, half proudly and half guiltily, about their stashes of spinning fiber, but I celebrate my stash. To borrow a phrase from a global phenomenon, my stash sparks joy!

Your Finished Object: Handspun Morning Glory Plummy Cowl and Mitts

My favorite part of this project was unquestionably the spinning.

Meet a Shepherd: Carol Wagner

As the Wagners state on their website, “The Coopworth is more than a breed; it is a philosophy.”


Video Workshop: Drumcarding Basics & Beyond

Learn to use a drumcarder for fiber preparation, color blending, texture, and more.

Video Workshop: Beginning Spinning on a Wheel

Get ready to start Beginning Spinning on a Wheel with Kate Larson. Basic plying techniques, how to draft your fibers, and much more!

Video Workshop: Getting Started on a Drop Spindle

In this course, discover the joy of spinning yarn with expert instructor Maggie Casey.


Using Art Yarns for Weaving

Emonieiesha loves art yarns! She shares her tips for weaving with these striking, three-dimensional yarns.

Handspun Histories: Spin Off Summer 2020

The authors in the Summer 2020 issue, each in a personal way, share pieces of their own handspun histories.

Small-Project Spinalong: My Energized-Singles Cowl

I needed a small, instant gratification spinning project—energized singles fit the bill!

A Practical Guide to Ginning Cotton by Hand

A handspinner who is passionate about spinning cotton shares two methods for ginning cotton by hand.

Spin Off Call for Submissions Spring 2021: Chroma, Deliberate and Inadvertent Color

Immerse yourself in the vivid shades of the season. Spin Off Spring 2021, our annual color issue, examines the choices handspinners make when dyeing and blending yarn and fiber.

Become a Spinning-Wheel Detective: Tips for Buying Vintage Wheels

Sleuthing out the best vintage wheels can be challenging. Learn what one handspinner looks for in used and antique spinning wheels.

In Memory of a Master Natural Dyer: Thoughts on Michele Wipplinger

A few of Michele Wipplinger’s close friends reflect on her life and passion for textiles and natural dyeing.

You’ve Got Wool Mail: Buying Sheep’s Fleece Online

In her Spin Off Winter 2017 article Fleece Sleuthing, Beth Smith shares some lessons she’s learned.

Roving Reporter: Lambing Season Arrives!

During lambing season, I spend more time with my Border Leicesters than at any other time of the year.