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.
Raise your hand! Who wants to join us for a mitt-along in 2020?
With the Tour de Fleece beginning soon, here are some words from the neutral zone about rider safety and avoiding injury.
The cop on a supported spindle is the heart of the spin itself. Its weight and shape help to influence the speed and duration of a spin.
Spin Off just wrapped up its annual spinalong/knitalong on Ravelry. This year, we focused on the Shetland-inspired handspun hap.
Recently, when I decided to spin up a 50% yak/50% silk blend top, the decision was easy: I spun that baby using my favorite supported spindles.