Kate Larson

Spin Off Submissions Winter 2024: Deep Roots, Natural Fibers

Our Winter issue gets to the heart of handspinning, exploring how natural fibers connect global communities. Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Getting to Know Ewe: Columbia Sheep and Their Wool

Kate’s first fiber love: Columbia sheep.

There’s the Rub: Your Wheel Needs a Little Friction

Amy Tyler’s new Spinning Wheel Mechanics course explains the science of friction and the delicate balance of creating friction where we need it and reducing friction where we don’t.

New Course! Wheel Mechanics with Amy Tyler

Learn to work in harmony with your wheel in this new video course.

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Try a New Silk Prep: Kim McKenna’s Tussie Mussie

Struggling with silk slivers? Add this easy technique to your spinner’s toolbox.

Memory: Spin Off Winter 2023

Crimp, resilience and connection tie the threads of memory together through fiber.

How (and Why) to Wind Charkha Singles onto Storage Bobbins

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.

Why I Love My Handcards: Carding Wool Three Ways

I love and collect handcards the way that many of my friends collect spindles.

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Kate’s Simple and Beautiful Cotton Shawl Pattern

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.

Call for Submissions Spin Off Fall 2023: Carding Tools & Techniques

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!