Spinners, there is only one more week until Le Tour de Fleece 2017 is in the books. How’s your tour been going? (I’m going to bet not exactly as planned…) Just like the world-class racers pedaling their way across the French countryside, eventually, we all come to the base of a hill—or sometimes, a steeply […]

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So here we are, already 8 days into the Tour de Fleece—arguably one of the greatest spinning events of the year. (Oh, and those guys biking the Tour de France during the 3 concurrent weeks of Tour de Fleece? They’re spinning really hard, too!) For some spinners, planning and training are a year-round event. For […]

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13 Reasons to Join a Spinning Guild

Do you belong to a spinning guild? Many people join one to connect with a local (or not so local!) spinning community and share their fiber obsession with like-minded enthusiasts. In the Spin Off Spring 2017 issue, Debbie Held fills us in on the many benefits of joining a spinning guild. “You’re so lucky; you […]

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The First Spin Off Combo Spinalong & Knitalong

Confession time: I love to spin a whole lot more than I like to knit. So when a few readers asked me to organize a SAL/KAL (spinalong/knitalong) based on the combination spinning method I’d outlined in Spin Off Winter 2017, I knew that was a challenge I needed to take. Four months later, here’s the […]

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Use a Blending Board for Rolags and More

Blending boards seemed to explode on the spinning scene about four years ago, but spinners have been using them for decades. The blending board allows you to card rolags, punis, batts, and even roving. Whether you prefer smooth and subtle or funky and chunky blends, the blending board can produce a variety of fiber preparations. […]

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