Elizabeth Prose

Crook and Whistle: A Peek Inside a Sheepdog Trial

The Stock Dog Trial at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival showcases the skills that a dog and handler use every day while caring for a flock of sheep.

Portable Spinning Wheels: 4 Tips for Traveling with Your Wheel

One of the joys of handspinning is that you can take it with you. Spindles pack up easily, but sometimes you need something more substantial. You want a spinning wheel.

Idaho’s Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Recognized as one of the best cultural festivals in the world, Idaho’s annual Trailing of the Sheep Festival aims to celebrate and preserve the history and cultures of sheepherding in Idaho and the western United States.

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.

5 Tips for Sharing the Fiber Love on Valentine’s Day (Or Any Day)

No need to wait for a holiday—spread the joy of spinning and making all year long!

Seven Things to Love about Handspun Cowls

Find out why cowls make a great handspun project, and download our new eBook, 7 Cowls to Spin, Make & Give from Spin Off, to find a pattern perfect for your yarn. 

Engineering an Affordable Electric Spinning Wheel

In 2010, Maurice Ribble’s girlfriend wanted an electric spinning wheel but found the available options too expensive. So Maurice built one!

3-Ply…or more

A few quick tips on multi-ply yarns

Learning How to Spin Yarn: Spindle vs Wheel

Some spinning teachers insist that you must start with a drop spindle; others pull out a chair and invite you to sit at a spinning wheel. Which is best?

Nothing Says Love Like Sheep’s Wool!

This Valentine’s Day (or any day) say you love someone with sheep’s wool!