Anne Merrow | Spin Off

Anne Merrow


It’s the Season for a Mitt-along!

Please join us! You have nothing to lose but your frostbite.

Unboxing the Electric Eel Nano

An electric spinning wheel that fits in the palm of your hand and starts at $80? I couldn't resist trying it for myself.

How Many Treadles Does a Spinner Need?

Do you like a single treadle, double treadle, or no treadles at all? The answer might depend on what you like to spin.

The Spinner’s Guide to Black Friday

The big-box store is not the place to be on Black Friday. Here are five things you should do instead of shop on Black Friday.

National Cat Day: How to Spin Cat Hair

Most spinners who love cats find that the question is how not to spin cat hair. If you have a cat or dog, keeping drifts of pet fur from overtaking your house is probably a daily challenge.

At the Sheep Show: Rhinebeck Roundup

Buzzing with shoppers and wool lovers, this year's New York Sheep and Wool festival was filled with delights and a few surprises. Here's what I saw at the sheep show.

Five Secrets of Natural Dye

Mushrooms, leaves, insects, roots, and wood are just waiting to give you a rainbow of dyes if you know the magic recipes to coax them out.

What Is a Rolag, Anyway?

What do you call the little rolls of fiber that you pull off handcards, a blending board, or even a drumcarder? Not any word you'll find in a typical dictionary.

Five Good Reasons to Buy and Use Mini Wool Combs

Deciding to buy wool combs can be a big step. They’re not the first piece of equipment any spinner buys, but once you have a pair you’ll wonder how you got by without them.

Treadles, More or Less: Single Treadle or Double Treadle?

How many treadles does one spinning wheel need? Alden Amos said one; others say two. Spinners vote with their feet.