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Low-Whorl Love: Versatile and Productive Spindles

My preferred low-whorl spindle is the plainest possible—no hook or spiral at the tip to secure the yarn, no special or fancy wood, just a plain, workaday tool.

Get Mobile! 5 Tips for Spinning Yarn While You Walk

In “On-the-Go Spinning” from the Spin Off Fall 2016 issue, Devin Helmen shares his tips for spinning yarn while you walk.

In Praise of Making Handspun Yarn by the Basketful

Devin Helmen sings the praises of making handspun yarn with a purpose—or what he jokingly refers to as “chore spinning.”

How to Knit Handspun Socks in Any Language

I love wearing handspun socks in the Minnesota winters. I have encountered many people who think that there is some magic to making sock yarn.