Struggling with silk slivers? Add this easy technique to your spinner’s toolbox.
Crimp, resilience and connection tie the threads of memory together through fiber.
Can you use book-style charkhas for big projects? Yes, you can. Learn how I store my cotton singles for plying with this short video.
I love and collect handcards the way that many of my friends collect spindles.
Put your handspun to work, even if it’s imperfect! Kate designed this simple shawl to highlight handspun color and texture for beginning charkha spinners, but you can use this recipe for other fibers, too.
Our annual tool issue turns to a topic brimming with creativity and steeped in debate: all things carding. Do you love handcards, drumcards, blending boards, and more? Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!
My love affair with charkha spinning was starting to leave me frustrated and grumbling. Here’s how I regained my loving-kindness.
In the spring, Spin Off readers were asked for name suggestions for these cute twins. Let’s take a peek in the barn to see how Willa and Gus are doing this fall, and—of course—how their fleeces are growing!
In these long, hot days of summer, I’ve carved out a morning ritual: spinning a bit of cotton while I drink my morning tea.