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Old 10-02-2017, 03:47 PM
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Spinzilla 2017

Oct 2 - 8 is a fiber spinning event sponsored by The National Needlearts Association. During one week teams of spinners compete to make the most yarn. Much of this is organized through Ravelry - or at least that is where you can find threads about the teams.

The event is a fundraiser for TNNA programs for kids.

Someone sponsors a team - there is a hefty charge / donation for it. Then individuals sign up for the team, at $15 per person. I am on Team Clemes and Clemes. The Clemes family make tools and equipment for spinners, and they are based just outside of San Francisco in the town of Pinole. Take a little tour of their website, if you are curious about the beautiful wheels and drum carders they make. http://www.clemes.com/

Our team is focused on having fun. Some of us will gather at a public park on Wednesday. I love the idea of getting together to spin, and especially in public, where it generates curiousity.

Chime in if you are a spinner!

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Re: Spinzilla 2017

Good luck with the competition. It would be lovely to see some pictures of your spinning group in the park.
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Spinzilla was fun....a week where I just HAD to spin. I ended up doing 8,634 yards - 4.9 miles. My husband got a good laugh out of that!

I need to see if I can find a photo from the park - I thought I took some, but they are not in my photo file. Hmm. Maybe in my text messages.

This is my final output:


and here is one of some of the fiber I had prepped. These are puffs of wool which I hand combed, and put in gradation order. They are from two multi-colored Romney sheep.



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Seeing all this lovely wool I wish my hands could spin. I've tried, but an old injury prevents me doing so. These are just gorgeous, what are you going to make with all the yarn?
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No idea!!!
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