getting ready for spinzilla 2016

Spinzilla 2016 is fast approaching. This year the event runs from October 3rd through 9th. Signups are open now.

What’s Spinzilla & How do you join?

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It’s an annual week-long event sponsored by the Spinning and Weaving Group (SWG) of The National NeedleArts Association (TNNA). The $10 registration fee supports the NeedleArts Mentoring Program.

The goal? Share the joy of handspinning!

The challenge? To have fun and encourage spinners of every level to spin as much as they can throughout the event. Yes, there are prizes for who can spin the most, but as it always coincides with the Jewish holidays, I ignore that detail and while I try to spin as much as I can, I set another sort of goal for the week.

How? You can join a team or spin rogue.

Penny’s 2016 Spinzilla Goal

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I plan to practice worsted drafting and to produce slightly over twisted/plied yarn that I can use to knit into new winter mittens. I’ll probably chain ply all my singles as I still love that technique.

I’ll be spinning for team Happy Fuzzy Yarn, please join us!

Spinning Resources

YarnitectureYarnitecture (my review) by Jillian Moreno

I’ve been adding to my pinterest board (may take a moment to load):

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