Devin Helmen


Blending for Beauty: Part 2

See what Devin made with the wool and silk blend they spun in Part 1 of the series.

Spinning Silk Is Not Scary

Devin Helmen encourages you to conquer your fear of spinning silk and shares tips for spinning silk hankies and top.

Blending for Beauty: Part 1

Carding a Wool-and-Silk Blend to Spin.

Warm Browns from Black Walnuts

An easy, mordant-free way to begin natural dyeing.

Shining Colors: Natural dyes on silk hankies and caps

A look at creating a rainbow of silk using natural dyes

Chalo Charkho Ramiye: A Contemporary Charkha Movement

Read about Avani Varia's book on the historical importance—and modern movement—of spinning on an Indian box charkha.

A Handspun Household

One of my favorite things about being a spinner is wearing or using items I have made from handspun yarn. I love knowing that something I or a friend has spun is being truly appreciated.

Tools of the Trade: What do I need to start spinning?

What is necessary, and what is just a nice to have?

Berta’s Flax Brings Spinners Together

With a share of precious vintage flax, Devin has a kinship with spinners worldwide—and the chance to spin some extraordinary fiber.

Natural Dyeing Safely at Home

Devin shares safety tips for dyeing at home.