Most spinners have cache of forlorn fibers tucked into spinning bags or languishing in our stash. Last week I started a series of posts following a tangled multicolored mess through a sorting, carding, and spinning process to make a gradient cowl. We’ve talked about how to create a colorway and begin carding. Now, let’s assemble […]

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Sheep are often misunderstood. As prey animals, often their best defense is inscrutability, memory, and behavior when sensing danger. Handspinners typically have great respect for our woolly friends and, as a community, we have more awareness than ever about different breeds and wool types. There are a few common sheep myths that this ovine-besotted shepherd […]

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Roving Reporter: Spinning for Bandweaving

In this excerpt from Kate Larson’s article “Spinning for Warp-Faced Bands,” get a sneak peek at two exciting happenings: Spin Off Spring 2018 and Kate Larson’s new class, Spinning for Bandweaving, which she’ll teach at Interweave Yarn Fest 2018. While buried deep inside Vesterheim Norwegian-American Museum’s textile storage area, I opened a drawer of woven, […]

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