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Want to Spin Self-Striping Sock Yarn?

With some planning, yarn dyers—and spinners—can create beautiful sock yarns with distinct stripe patterns.

Which Side Is Your Spinning Wheel Flyer On?

Right-handed vs. left-handed. Should that influence whether your flyer should be on the right or left?

How To: Butterflying Singles Yarn for Spindle Spinning

Learn this essential technique step by step.

Three Spinners on Washing Wool

I hate washing wool. I loved my first spinning class, and I loved spinning handcarded rolags, but the part about washing fleece 2 times in soapy water and rinsing it 2 times wasn’t my favorite.

Color Tools, Part 2: Developing Your Color Skills

Find tips for improving your perception and use of color in your handspun projects.

Bobbins in Your Backyard: Foraged Spinning Tools

The author details how to select, cut, and finish natural, beautiful, and sustainable storage bobbins from a variety of trees and shrubs that can be found in your backyard.

Keeping Tunis Sheep

With distinctive red faces and versatile fleeces, American Tunis sheep have a long, vital, still-growing American history.

Nothing Says Love Like Sheep’s Wool!

This Valentine’s Day (or any day) say you love someone with sheep’s wool!

Fiber Festivals in the New Normal

Getting ready for your first wool festival or weaving conference in a while? Here's what might be different, the same . . . or maybe better.

Make Cables Pop: Spin the Best Yarn for Knitting Cables

Melanie Smith explores how different handspun yarns behave when knitting cables.