Kate Larson | Spin Off

Kate Larson

Try a Nøstepinne!

The word nostepinne comes from Scandanavia and is a short, carved stick for winding yarn.

Spin & Explore: How to Weave with Simple Looms

Learn how with the Handspun, Handwoven eBook.

Drop Spindle: Take Your Spinning With You This Summer

If you're on the go during the summer, your drop spindle can be the perfect companion.

Year in Review: Saxon Blue!

If 2017 was the year I fell in love with cotton, 2018 was the year I fell in love with indigo, saxon blue, and all things overdyeing.

Roving Reporter: Icelandic Wool and Turkish Spindles in Milwaukee

Traveling the country to fiber events is my favorite way to try to spinning tools, fall in love with new fibers, and meet other wool-obsessed folk.

National Craft Month: Spinning Freedom on a Deserted Island

If you were stranded on a deserted island, what spinning tool would you need?

Roving Reporter: Lambing Season Arrives!

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

Long-Draw Frustrations? Amy Tyler Is Here to Help!

Long-draw, short-draw, inchworm—there are many ways we describe how our fingers interact with fiber and twist. It takes time to understand woolen and worsted spinning, and once we’ve learned about spinning drafts, the knowledge still might not extend