Kate Larson

Kate Larson is the editor of Spin Off and spends as many hours as life allows in the barn with her beloved flock of Border Leicesters.

Kate Larson’s Carding Wool FAQ

I found the carding methods that are best for my body, the fibers I use, and the variety of yarns I want to spin.

Natural Dyes: Foraging for Local Color

What colors are near to hand?

Discover Accessories You'll Love: Spin Off Fall 2021

Explore our annual Fall tool issue, dedicated to the extra accessories that make spinning such a joy.

Roving Reporter: Travel Hacks—What Spinning Equipment To Pack

Last week, I wrote about a few pieces of spinning equipment to leave at home. This week I'm offering: Spinning Travel Hacks: what spinning equipment you should pack.

Solace Spinning: A Sweet Scrap Sweater

Fitting spinning into a busy life can feel like a challenge. Kate is focusing on small breaks this summer: a few treadles, a few deep breaths, a few yards of something beautiful.

Roving Reporter: Spinning Equipment Travel Hacks—What Not To Pack

As a traveling spinning instructor, I spent much of my life thinking about packing spinner’s cargo. Packing for planes, trains, and automobiles can be different than packing for ferries, backpacks, and bicycles.

Be Kind, Rewind: Bobbin Winder to the Rescue

Discover the benefits of adding a bobbin winder to your spinning practice.

The Art and Science of Twist: Spin Off Summer 2021

Explore one of the core elements of spinning—twist—in the Summer 2021 issue. Like many things in life, twist is more complicated than it seems.

Kate Larson’s Tips for How to Spin Cabled Yarn

In the Spin Off Summer 2017 issue, Kate Larson shared her tips for spinning cabled yarns. Just follow these simple steps!

Roving Reporter: Cotton Spinning Angst? Try This Preparation Trick

My love affair with charkha spinning was starting to leave me frustrated and grumbling. Here's how I regained my loving-kindness.