The Woolery Spin Along
We're so excited to announce a brand new virtual event, The Woolery Spin Along!
The goal of the Spin Along is to practice maintaining consistency in your spinning. We will be trying out 3 different fibers and practice spinning a single ply in Fingering Weight, Sport Weight, and Worsted Weight in each fiber. We will also be weaving or knitting samples with our singles and discuss how to plan projects with your handspun. Also we will have fun spinning together with a community of fellow spinners. The Spin Along is geared towards adventurous beginner and up spinners. We will not be covering how to spin as an absolute newbie, but if you are an absolute newbie you are welcome to join in the spinning community.
Woolery Spin Along Dates
Week 1 - Kick Off and Introductions
Monday June 21st - Sunday June 27th
Week 2-3 - Shetland
Monday June 28th - Sunday July 11th
Week 4-5 - Blue Faced Leicester
Monday July 12th - Sunday July 25th
Week 6-7 - Polwarth
Monday July 26th - Sunday August 8th
Week 8 - Wrap Up and What We Learned
Monday August 9th - Sunday August 15th
Woolery Spin Along Kits and Tools
We will have kits available for you to purchase to spin along with us. You don't have to purchase a kit to join in the Facebook Group or play along with us, anyone is welcome to join with fiber they already own. We are including a generous 250 grams of each fiber in the kit. We're only planning to spin up 1oz of each fiber during the Spin Along. The goal of the Spin Along is to be able to plan projects using your handspun so we are hoping you will be able to use the rest of your fiber in weaving or knitting projects!
The Woolery Spin Along Kits Include:
- Shetland Top in White 250 grams
- Blue Faced Leceister Top in White 250 grams
- Polwarth Top in White 250 grams
- Rosie's Precise Spinning Control Card
- Plastic Tapestry Needle
- 3 DIY Swatch Loom Cardboard Squares
- Printed Woolery Spin Along Info Packet (14 pages!)
Additional Tools You Will Need:
- Spinning Wheel, E-Spinner, or Spindle*
- Digital Scale
- Pen or Permanent Marker for marking on cardboard
- Scissors and Packing Tape
- Niddy Noddy
- For Woven Swatches: Tapestry beater (a kitchen fork will work fine)
- For Knitted Swatches: knitting needles in Size US2, US5, US8 (or similar sizes)
*To fully participate you will need a spinning tool. This can be a spinning wheel, e-spinner, or hand spindle. We here at The Woolery will be using a variety of spinning tools so it doesn't matter which tool you use.
Woolery Spin Along Facebook Group
We will be hosting discussion and spinning along with you on our Woolery Spin Along Facebook Group. Come introduce yourself and share photos of your spinning progress with us!
You can join in the group now, but we won't start chatting and being active in the group until the Spin Off Kick Off on June 21st!
Note that it is a closed group to minimize spam, but you will be automatically accepted once you answer the question that pops up.
Facebook Office Hours
We will be most active in the Facebook group Monday - Friday from 12pm - 5pm EDT
We're joining in the Spin Along with you!
Several of us here at The Woolery will be joining in and participating in the Spin Along with you! Annie will be your main host posting blog updates, videos, Facebook Lives, and photos during the Spin Along. Annie is an experienced spinner but considers herself to be more intermediate than expert so she is going to be learning how to be more consistent in her spinning right along with you. Meet Annie in the YouTube video below:
Also subscribe to our Woolery YouTube Channel so you don't miss any of the Spin Along videos we have planned for you!