Kathy Augustine


Monarchs, Milkweed, and You

Milkweed plants not only support threatened monarch butterfly populations, they produce several types of spinnable fiber! Learn how milkweed floss has been used in the past and methods for blending it to create your own pro-butterfly blends.

The Life-Changing Magic of Learning to Spin Yarn

For many of us, learning to spin yarn can be a life-changing event! In the Fall 2017 issue of Spin Off, Kathy Augustine took a brief and very unscientific survey of some of Spin Off’s contributors. Here’s what they had to say about learning.

Spindles Grow on Trees

A craftsman of fine spindles looks at a forest of trees or a woodpile in much the same way that a spinner views sheep in a field. Just like the different fleeces that we covet for their unique characteristics, each piece of lumber contains its own special