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.


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Durham Chevrons Cowl

The incised chevron columns at Durham Cathedral inspired Kate to design a textile that translated stone into fiber.

Handspun Histories: Spin Off Summer 2020

The authors in the Summer 2020 issue, each in a personal way, share pieces of their own handspun histories.

Roving Reporter: Lambing Season Arrives!

During lambing season, I spend more time with my Border Leicesters than at any other time of the year.

’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?