Elizabeth Prose


Self-Care Tips for Fiber Lovers

Indulging in a little self-care is critical these days. Stop doomscrolling. Put down your phone or tablet and pick up your spinning fiber, needles, or shuttle.

Meet a Resident Artist at John C. Campbell Folk School: Martha Owen

Meet a musician, storyteller, teacher, and fiber artist.

Meet a Shepherd: Carol Wagner

As the Wagners state on their website, “The Coopworth is more than a breed; it is a philosophy.”

The Joy of Spinning Florida Native Cotton

Florida native cotton’s staple length isn’t more than one inch, so it's a challenge to spin.

Crafting During Times of Crisis

I have heard from many friends during the past few weeks, and each has turned to crafting in their own personal way.

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?

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!