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Sheep Facts: Merino, Part 3

Our final installment on Merino looks at the fiber's versatility for use in fiber arts.

Long Thread Podcast: Kate Larson

Season 4, Episode 7: Lamb snuggles, Dorset buttons, Indiana soil, plain sewing, and spinning cotton on a charkha—these are the joys of editor Kate Larson.

Planting Hope: Planning a Dye Garden

Eyeing an unused patch of the garden, Devin plots a colorful and color-yielding bed.

Llama Fiber: A Realm of Possibilities

There's more to these camelids than you might think; what a variety!

Become a Spinning-Wheel Detective: Tips for Buying Vintage Wheels

Sleuthing out the best vintage wheels can be challenging. Learn what one handspinner looks for in used and antique spinning wheels.

This Spin-Along is Totes Inspiring

Variety is the Spice of a Spinner’s Life.

Lost and Found: Shrek, Chris, and Paper Sheep

What happens with sheep that get separated from their flock and how do they survive in the vastness of the Australian Outback?

A Surprising Source for Renewable Fiber Tools

Want to make your spinning greener? See Linda Ligon’s tips for spindles, shuttles, and other tools that are good for the environment (and could, technically, make yarn).

I Found Love in a Pawn Shop: A Spinning Wheel Romance

Written up as a curiosity in the weekend paper, the little antique wheel seemed destined to become my first spinning wheel.

How to Spin Wool from an Icelandic Sheep

Icelandics (like Shetland sheep) are a very old breed that developed in harsh weather. Here are some simple steps for spinning wool from Icelandic Sheep!