Long Thread Podcast: Josefin Waltin

Season 6, Episode 9: Josefin turned to spinning to help preserve Swedish heritage sheep breeds and live a more sustainable life. She has found a kinship with crafters around the world and discovered her superpower in fiber.

What’s Your Spinning Super Power?

See if my spinning superpower wish list matches yours—and tell me which you have or want.

Meet the CVM: Badger-Faced Beauties in the Colorado Foothills

Geri McGibney introduces us to her flock of CVM sheep and shares a short history of how the California Varigated Mutant got its unusual name. This rare breed's soft, long-stapled wool will melt your spinner's heart!

Spin Off Submissions Spring 2024: Depth of Shade

We’re getting ready for our annual deep dive into color: blending, plying, dyeing, and more. Share your article and project ideas with Spin Off!

Crew Cut: Alpaca Shearing

Pete Hofmann’s alpaca shearing business, Top Knot Shearing, might be based in Fort Collins, Colorado, but his work takes him and his crew to alpaca farms near and far.

Backstrap Rigid Heddle Basics: Get Weaving Handspun Bands

Get started weaving with small rigid heddles! Spin Off editor Kate Larson will show you how to warp and weave a handspun band in this tutorial. You’ll be weaving sweet bands, ribbons, and ties in no time.

Top Spinning Tips from 4 Instructors: Predrafting, Color Blending, Drive Bands, and More

Meet 4 instructors who will be bringing their unique approach to working with fibers and their wheels to SOAR 2023.

In Spite of the Titanic

The author stitches the circuitous path between her Latvian great-grandmother, a Russian spinning instructor, and her own handwork.

People Say the Strangest Things to Handspinners

Handspinners get used to very odd questions and comments, but some still make us scratch our heads. Here are the 3 most common types of odd questions or comments you may hear when spinning.

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3 Reasons to Spin and Weave Your Own Bands (and an eBook to Help You Do It!)

Why spin with bandweaving in mind? Kate Larson explains 3 reasons why you should give it a try. Plus, we’ve put together a collection of favorite bandweaving articles and projects to help you get started!