For those who know its power, a handspindle can change the course of an entire day—or even someone’s life.
Organizing a spin-along is easier than you may think, and it can be a wonderful way to build your own fiber community.
Knowing the exact costs that go into making a skein of handspun yarn is the key to selling it at a fair price.
Paco-vicuña is an ideal fiber for handspinners. As Jane Levene explains, the crinkle, or tiny, unorganized crimp, helps to interlock the fibers, creating that loft so many of us love.
Close to 300 handspinners participated in this year’s Spin Off mitt-along. Here’s Debbie Held with the highlights.
If you’ve been wanting to turn some handspun into a suitable pair of handcoverings for your own mitts, I offer up these pointers gleaned from the group’s knitting experiences.
Debbie Held has been told on several occasions that she has more close friends who spin than the average handspinner. Here are her tips for meeting other people who spin.
Former geophysicist, researcher, and technology developer Walt Turpening has developed basic measurements to help us sit comfortably at our wheels.