Basic and beautiful, go big or go home, or high-tech bells and whistles? There's a place for all kinds of textile travelers... if there's a place in your luggage.
I took a class with Kate Larson last weekend, and the most surprising thing I learned had nothing to do with the class description: Kate spins wool from the cut end.
We've all heard of Christmas in July, but it really is the the perfect time to start planning and working on those handmade gifts.
On July 14, France celebrates Bastille Day (or as they call it “Quatorze Juillet”), the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789 that marked a turning point in the French Revolution—well, the first of their revolutions, anyway.
Preparing for the start of the Tour de Fleece, I’ve been standing at my bobbin winder, turning the crank as I empty spinning bobbins until my arm feels ready to give out.Unlike Spinzilla, which challenges you to spin a lot of yardage in an intense sprin
It often takes extra work for a dyer to create a perfectly smooth gradient of handdyed top. Here are a few strategies for spinning gradient yarn.
Most handspinners aren’t just handspinners. Being a spinner is certainly enough, but most of us either come to spinning from another craft or take up another craft to use all that handspun yarn.
For spinners and cycling fans, it’s an exhilarating, challenging, and gorgeous three-week event: the Tour de Fleece. Or France, for those who require two wheels.
To make the loftiest, finest handspun yarn, a supported spindle can’t be beat, so it’s time to pull out a Tibetan spindle or a tahkli and practice spinning supported. Here is some of Heather’s expert advice, which appeared in Spin Off Winter 2016.
I hate washing wool. I loved my first spinning class, and I loved spinning handcarded rolags, but the part about washing fleece 2 times in soapy water and rinsing it 2 times wasn’t my favorite.