If you’re looking to add a more consistent handspinning practice to your lifestyle but think you’ve got no time for even a few minutes each day?
It all began on January 1, 2017 with our maiden virtual group gathering: the first annual Spin Off Magazine Spinalong and Knitalong (SAL/KAL) focused on the combo spin. Now, we're making haps!
Each year, as December rolls past like a freight train, I find a few moments to sit and quietly reflect on my year in handspinning.
One of the ways I make myself feel better about the utter chaos that exists in parts of my life is to take excellent care of my fiber stash and related spinning tools.
I’d been lying to myself about my spinning. A few weeks ago a recent spin with a new-to-me spinning fiber opened my eyes to the truth: I have a type.
I love knitting shawls with my handspun yarn and decided to knit a shoulder cowl. These popular accessories are a shawl-cowl combination, or “scowl.”
More spinners than ever are going electric—what’s your take? Here are some e-spinning tips aimed at twist and takeup management.
On more than one occasion, I have written in support of keeping a well-stocked fiber stash. I like to think of it as a pantry rich with enticing spinning ingredients.
These three factors made spinning with my top whorls (and spinning sheels) stress-free, bringing me a deeper sense of joy and groundedness.
For some, it’s an attraction; for others, a curiosity; and for many like me, it’s a physical need that makes you bring an electric spinner home.