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Kate Larson

Roving Reporter: Mending the Year: 3 Tips for Darning Well

Socks, scarves, jeans, sweaters . . . There is always mending to be done.

Judith MacKenzie: Fiber Inspiration and Delightful Detours

For me, The Intentional Spinner by Judith MacKenzie is one of those special books that is full of craft detours.

Roving Reporter: Carded Clouds Fiber Prep

Carded cloud—with colors swirling and fading into one another—is not a fiber prep I often see in my fiber travels. Well-prepared cloud, with clean fibers open and ready to welcome twist, can be hard to come by.

’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.

Handspun Holiday: From Our Flock to Yours

How do you get ready for the new year? The Spin Off crew have all been preparing to say goodbye to 2018 in their own way. Happy Handspun Holiday from our flocks to yours!

3 Simple Tips to Achieve Balanced Yarn

Do twisted, curling handspun skeins make you break out in a cold sweat? Don’t fret! It may all come out in the wash.

Troubleshoot Your Takli Spindle

A takli spindle is an amazing travel companion. These small, supported spindles will fit in your coat pocket and can provide hours of blissful spinning.

Roving Reporter: Help My Handspun Lace!

My Shetland Half-Hap is finally finished—it was a fun handspun lace project from beginning to end.

Weaving Loose Ends of Handspun

Most fiber artists I know have a stash of loose ends, remaining half-balls of yarn from knitting projects or piles of thrums too beautiful to throw away.