Kate Larson | Spin Off

Kate Larson


’Tis the Season: How to Spin Paper for Wrapping Packages

I’ve explored different papers over the years, some with more success than others. The length of the fibers in the paper, the thickness of the paper, and the intended purpose of the yarn all contribute to success . . . or . . . not so much.

Beacon Shawl

Megi Burcl’s Beacon Shawl is made in separate sections rather than using an intarsia technique.

Spin Off Winter 2020: Into the Wild

The heady question that flows through this annual natural fiber issue is, “What is wild?” In our spinner-centric world, does “wild” always mean fiber gleaned from nature?

The Grass Beneath a Sheep’s Fleece

In the Winter 2019 issue of Spin Off, editor Kate Larson explored the literal ground beneath a sheep’s fleece (um, feet).

Editor's Letter: Spin Off Fall 2019

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one fiber tool, what would it be?

Spin Off Call for Submissions: Summer 2020

Write for the Long Thread issue!

The Spinning Tool You Couldn't Live Without

If you were stranded on a desert island and could only have one fiber tool, what would it be?

Fleecy Explorations

Pick a fiber and dive deep! Here’s a quick peek at all the projects I’ve been making this year with Border Leicester wool.

Spin Off Summer 2019: Follow Your Woolly Wanderlust!

When I connected with the Spin Off community in the early 2000s, I was amazed to meet so many like-minded fiber fellows. Spinners are often deeply curious about flora and fauna, traditions and cultures, creativity and technique.

(Half) Hitch in Your Drop Spindle Technique? Try Two Methods

Low-whorl drop spindles often have a simple, straight shaft without a hook to secure the yarn.