Saint Distaff’s Day (also known as Distaff Day, Roc Day, or Rock Day) is the day when spinners go back to work after the holidays.
There has never been a better time to be a fiber lover on Black Friday. Whatever you're doing on this unusual holiday, take some time to enjoy the pleasures of yarn this week.
Charllotte Kwon's company, Maiwa, partners with Indian artisans to expand the reach of traditional textiles. Along the way, the company has developed in-person learning, shopping, web resources, a fair-trade partnership, and more.
When my old spinning habits gave me sore hands, I turned to a less-common technique and relaxed my grip.
Fiber prep always looked to me like cooking: I like the results, and I’m glad someone else wants to do it, but I'd rather enjoy the results than get in the kitchen. So why did I clear my desk, clamp down a drumcarder, and look for bits of fiber to feed it?
The #spinoffmittalong was the opportunity I needed to reconnect my hands with making yarn.
Suddenly spinning solo? Make the most of your online community.
Grab a hook and some handspun and make these delightful mitts. Plus, get great tips to fine-tune your crochet gauge.