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Elizabeth Prose


Join Us for the Spin Off Hapalong!

Head on over to the Spin Off Hapalong thread on Ravelry, and you’ll be met with a lively exchange between handspinners of all skill levels who are united in a common goal: to spin and knit a hap.

Nothing Says Love Like Sheep’s Wool!

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

I Am a Spinner: Stefanie Johnson, Health Inspector

In the Winter 2019 issue of Spin Off, we featured contributor and Health Inspector Stefanie Johnson in the “I Am a Spinner” department.

4 Knitting Patterns Perfect for Your Handspun Yarn

The new year inspires many of us to plan and cast on fresh projects. Look no further! Here are a few of my favorite projects from Spin Off’s 2018 issues.

Making FibreShare Friends

In 2015, Ashley Thurman, a weaver from the United States, and Cherry Greenslade, a crocheter from Australia, came up with a simple idea: an online fiber and yarn swap between friends.

Mi Amor: Adventures in Fulling and Felting Wool

I have a confession: spinning wasn’t my first fiber love. The year was 2002, and a fetching handknitted and fulled tote bag on display in my local yarn shop seduced me.

I Am a Spinner: Terri Drouin-Guerette, Certified Public Accountant

Terri Drouin-Guerette, a former SOAR (Spin Off Autumn Retreat) scholar and Interweave Yarn Fest instructor, shares how spinning satisfies her creative side.

Measuring Handspun Yarn

When the time comes to measure your yarn, how accurate can you get?

I Am a Spinner: Pat Maley, Handspinning Teacher and Ham Radio Operator

“CQ CQ (which means “seek you”)—are there any other ham/spinners out there?” In the Summer 2018 issue of Spin Off we featured handspinning teacher and ham radio operator Pat Maley in the “I Am a Spinner” department. Pat told us about how her

Idaho’s Trailing of the Sheep Festival

Love to know all about the latest and greatest fiber-related events? Make sure to check out “As the Whorl Spins” in every issue of Spin Off. You’ll learn all about wonderful festivals and retreats, and read fascinating interviews with the people beh