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.
When Long Thread Media became the new owners of Spin Off, this was the second most frequent question we received (after “Will I get my magazine?”).
An electric spinning wheel that fits in the palm of your hand and starts at $80? I couldn't resist trying it for myself.