Linda Ligon

Spin Off, Handwoven & PieceWork Come Home

Since beginning her independent craft publishing project in 1975, Linda Ligon saw the weaving, spinning, and needlework magazines move to bigger and bigger offices. But there’s no place like home.

So Fine: Linda Ligon on Spinning Fine Wool

Over the years, Spin Off has been fortunate to have some of the very best teachers in the world share their knowledge and experience in dealing with these itsy bits of fluff.

Hand Carders Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before

Few subjects in spinning are as contentious as hand carding. Explore three completely different ways that excellent spinners approach these tools.

Hand Carders Then and Now

If you gave ten handspinners each a brand-new set of handcards, how many different ways would you see them used?

Stick It in Your Ear: Your Body as Spinning Tool

Linda Ligon's surprising take on spinning tools: You may already have what you need, and it's closer than you think.

Weaving Tricks of the Trade: One Weaver's Approach to Spinning

But I’ve gotten a lot of pleasure from making yarn this way. However you think about spinning and weaving, here is this weaver's approach to spinning:

The Zen of Spinning Silk

Sara Lamb shares her advice on how to spin the wide variety of silk available to handspinners.