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.

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.

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.