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Spinning and Knitting in the Andean Highlands

Meet Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez, who has become known in Peru and throughout the world as a champion for traditional Andean textiles. We’ve gathered a collection of how-to videos and articles for you to explore!

Show Us Your Mends!

Calling all makers! We’re on the hunt for photos of your visible mending projects using handspun. So show us what you’ve got!

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Dye Recipes from Your Kitchen Cabinets

Nervous about natural dyes? Start with these resources, including a PDF full of dyeing instructions and tips.

What is a bouclé yarn?

Sarah Anderson offers tips for spinning this textured yarn.

4 Reasons to Love Our (Free) Black Friday Features

What’s better than easy-to-come-by deals? Oh, yeah—free ones.

SOAR Project Gallery: Handspun and the Spinner’s Handshake

This is what happens when you put 80+ spinners together in a room and have them share their handmade projects.

SOAR 2022—Returning Instructors, Then and Now

What fun we’ve had looking through the SOAR archives. See what we’ve uncovered, and learn a few fun facts about our returning instructors!

SOAR 2022—Meet Some of our First-Time Instructors!

As the temperature begins to drop and the leaves change colors, spinners feel the call in the air to join together and learn new skills at the Spin Off Autumn Retreat!

Ideas for Using Your Handspun Cotton Yarn

So you’ve gotten the hang of spinning cotton on a charkha. Now what? Take some inspiration from a few of our favorite projects and explore easy dyeing ideas to create beautiful color!

What Is a Diz?

Learn about this particular little tool that can help create the perfect sliver.

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