On a Roll with Pseudorolags

You don't need a blending board to make colorful rolags. Make pseudorolags with these helpful tips!

Tool Basics: Why You Need a Twist-Angle Tool

The information you learn from a twist-angle tool can help you achieve more consistent yarns.

Singles Warp? Yes, You Can!

Linda Ligon addresses some old wives’ tales that have been making the rounds since she started spinning and weaving.

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Seawall Scarf

This woolly winter warmer from the Fall 2011 issue features the styling of a classic seaman's scarf, including reversible cables along the edges with a moss-stitch seawall in the center of the front panels.

Spinning Tips: How to Self-Ply

Eager for a preview of what your yarn will look like when plied? Sampling and creating a self-ply is a great way to determine your yarn’s size.

Get to Know Your Spinning Fiber: Sampling

Sampling a new-to-you spinning fiber provides valuable information about what your finished handspun yarn will look like. Devin shares why this extra step is worth the effort.

What Are Natural Fibers?

We gathered some fibers we had on hand for this introduction to natural fibers. The list is nowhere near exhaustive, but it provides examples of common plant and animal spinning fibers.

Sublime Stitches Part 2: Basic Embroidery Stitches

In the Spring 2016 issue of Spin Off, Kate Larson shared tips for embroidering with your handspun yarns. From chain stitch to couching, thread a needle and create beautiful needlework with your handspun.

The Spinner’s Guide to Black Friday

There has never been a better time to be a fiber lover on Black Friday. Whatever you're doing on this unusual holiday, take some time to enjoy the pleasures of yarn this week.

Spin Off Winter 2021: The Elements of Structure

Structure doesn’t always mean more measurements and recordkeeping. Think of structure as providing a canvas, allowing you to control what fills it.