A. Sabine Schröder-Gravendyck

Wool Basics: What is Grease?

Have you ever stopped to wonder what is grease? Spinning terms can often lead to confusion, even for the seasoned handspinner.

Bobbins in Your Backyard: Foraged Spinning Tools

The author details how to select, cut, and finish natural, beautiful, and sustainable storage bobbins from a variety of trees and shrubs that can be found in your backyard.

A Swatch for a Shepherd

Occasionally I let people know that I am interested in fleeces. What follows can be delightful for everyone.

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Woolly Basket

Every tool deserves a home. What better way to corral your fiber gadgets than in a handspun, handknitted basket? This project recipe from the Summer 2020 issue adapts easily to your own yarn and storage needs. Make a flock of them in different breeds!

For the Love of Stash! Tips for Managing Your Fiber Collection

Sabine loves her stash! And it provides her with endless inspiration. Here, she shares her tips for storing your fiber stash.

How to Wash Fleece and Leave the Grease

Learn how three baths and a spin keep your wool fiber full of life and vitality.

How to Label Your Fiber Stash

Imagine looking at your clearly labeled fiber storage, knowing you’ll find just what you’re looking for. With these tips and a few supplies, you can make that a reality!

‘Tis the Season to Clear Your Workbasket

This “time between the years” was very special. Many German traditions were connected to this time of year: special breads, cakes, cookies, and meals; festive clothing; music and gatherings; charity work; and much more.