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Hook Your Handspun: The Mixlace Wrap

From the moment I saw the Mixlace Poncho by Denise Lavoie as a new Spin Off staffer in 2016, I knew it would look fabulous in handspun yarn.

Meridian Jacobs Farm Club

Cyber Fiber Farm Club gives those who live too far away to visit in person an opportunity to learn more about the sheep and day-to-day life on a small-scale farm.

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.

4 Things You Know If You Live with a Handspinner

We thought we’d give a shout-out to the brave and supportive souls who live with a handspinner.

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.