Kate Larson

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.

How to Name a Sheep: Meet Willa and Gus

In the spring, Spin Off readers were asked for name suggestions for these cute twins. Let’s take a peek in the barn to see how Willa and Gus are doing this fall, and—of course—how their fleeces are growing!

Tea and a Pound of Cotton

In these long, hot days of summer, I’ve carved out a morning ritual: spinning a bit of cotton while I drink my morning tea.

The Wheel Reinvented: Spin Off Fall 2022

The fall issue takes a new spin on the tools we love.

Roving Reporter: Tips for a Tidy Charkha Cop

Part of the mindful act of charkha spinning for me is slowly winding my singles into a tidy spindle cop.

Spin Off Submissions Summer 2023: Mend, Renew & Make Do

From visible mending to rehabilitated cotton sliver to overdyed, now-harmonious palettes, we are celebrating the art of renewal. Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Dive into Texture: Spin Off Summer 2022

Join us as we take a look at the intentional use of texture in spinning.

Spin Off Call for Submissions Spring 2023: Color Scheme

It’s time for our spring color issue once again! We want to hear all about your experiences dyeing, blending, spinning, and stitching in pursuit of the perfect palette. Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Diz and Blending Board! A Smooth Prep Tutorial

Have you ever dizzed fiber off a blending board? Check out Kim McKenna’s method for creating a smooth, blended prep.

Learn to Cross-Lace Your Flier—Judith Shows You How

Every spinner should know this trick! Learn how to cross-lace your flier to save your hands.