It's official! CHY is having a wildcard team on Ravelry for Tour De Fleece 2019!!
True story: I don't hang out on Ravelry too often, so I thought this would be a fun experiment. We will be posting and chatting in our handspun yarn love group on Facebook, but the official rules say we have to have a thread on Ravelry, so we're going to do our best to do most of the chat there.
Here's what you need to know now:
The "race" is July 6th-28th
You can spin along with the Crafty Misfits (our team name) with either wheel or drop spindle, this will be a laid back fun group for learning.
Step 1. Sign up or go to your Ravelry page and join our group there. https://www.ravelry.com/…/hand-spun-yarn-love-with-crafty-h… ( it looks kind of crappy and neglected now but we're working on it ha ha)
step 2. Go to the official discussion in our group for this event https://www.ravelry.com/…/hand-spun-yarn-love…/3928630/1-25… and post something like an introduction and what you're spinning on or looking forward to, wheel, drop spindle etc.
We have team goals, but you’re free to set your own goals for the event and let us know what they are! We’re looking forward to seeing what everyone accomplishes during the race!
We are coming out with some fun fiber bundles for the race so we can all have matching supplies to play with, but it's not at all required. You can use whatever you want.
If you have any questions about the fiber bundles and what they contain, feel free to email your questions to Erin@craftyhousewifeyarns.com
In other (but related) news, Spinolution is giving away a Pollywog spinning wheel to a lucky participant of the Tour De Fleece! Please stay tuned for more information.
www.spinolution.com/tour-de-fleece is the link where you sign up for the drawing. You can be on any team but of course if you want to hang out on ours you’ll also get a chance to win fun prizes from CHY!
You Don’t have to do the group challenges but I want this to be fun and where we can all learn and teach our tricks to each other because that’s kind of what we’re all about. I will be making videos for each of the special techniques each week so feel free to join in.
Fear not if you are new to spinning or just drop spindle, this is a very drop spindle friendly group and we will have special prizes for yardage on drop spindle and best yarn from a new drop spindle spinner ( 1 year or under)
Tell your friends and spread the word!
Here’s some info
Here are the prize categories ( Thanks Brianna)
1) set and meet goal
2) complete weekly challenges
3) most yardage weight with a wheel
4) most yardage weight with a spindle
5) most magical Misfit award. wink
6) best collection of yarns or most improvement from a new drop spinner 1 year or less
Also here is the link to enter the spinolution giveaway
Our # for here insta, fb etc for fun is