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Wool Show Shopping: A Spinner’s Strategy

Devin Helmen’s tips for not getting overwhelmed when shopping for fleece at festivals.

Learn to Cross-Lace Your Flier—Judith Shows You How

Every spinner should know this trick! Learn how to cross-lace your flier to save your hands.

Ancient Earth Shawl: Creating Color Formulas for Blending Boards

Kim McKenna shares her process for creating and tracking the rich blends developed for her new Spin Off pattern, the Ancient Earth Shawl.

Celebrate the Quest for Color: Spin Off Spring 2022

Spring and our new issue delight with a fresh take on color!

Twist Direction: Right vs. Left

Katrina explores how twist direction can affect crochet based on handedness.

Long Thread Podcast: Melvenea Hodges

Season 4, Episode 4: In the whirlwind of modern life, Melvenea Hodges says, celebrate your personal power by protecting your time to create.

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.