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What’s On (or Off) Your Feet When You’re at the Spinning Wheel?

While you’re keeping your eyes on your drafting and your feet are treadling away at the spinning wheel, what’s on your feet?

Choose Your Own Adventure: Wisconsin Spinning Retreats

Wisconsin is known as America’s Dairyland, but spinners far and wide know this Midwestern state for its many fiber festivals, camps, knit-ins, and spinning retreats.

Making the Grade: The University of Wyoming’s Wool-Judging Team

When attending a fiber festival fleece-judging event, do you ever wonder what qualities wool judges look for in a fleece? We wanted to know, too! We asked the coach of a wool-judging team how fleeces are graded.

Spin Off Spring 2019: What Will You Make with Your Handspun Yarn This Spring?

Whether you knit, crochet, or weave, all these crafts have one thing in common: they require yarn. Better yet, make your project with handspun yarn!

Shepherd to Spinner: My Local Wool

Facilitating the connection between shepherds and spinners was the inspiration behind My Local Wool, a website that helps fiber farms sell their wool directly to fiber artists and helps makers find resources for local fiber.

Rite of Spring: Sheep Shearing Day

It’s sheep shearing time! The Museum of Appalachia, in Clinton, Tennessee, celebrates this magical rite of spring every year with Sheep Shearing Day.

Challenge Accepted! Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em

In an effort to save rare and endangered sheep, The Livestock Conservancy started Shave ’Em to Save ’Em.

For Spring Lambing, Vet Students Make House Calls

Colorado State University’s “lambulance” is here to help.

Your Yarns: Spinzilla Yarns

One of the spinning world’s ultimate endurance tests is Spinzilla, where spinners challenge themselves to spin as many yards (or meters) as they can in seven days.

Crew Cut: Alpaca Shearing

Pete Hofmann’s alpaca shearing business, Top Knot Shearing, might be based in Fort Collins, Colorado, but his work takes him and his crew to alpaca farms near and far.