Monday, 31 August 2015

Kingston SpinMania 2015

Kingston SpinMania 2015
Sponsored by KHWS and 

 Mon. October 5th - Sun. October 11th
SpinMania is an event where handspinners compete in a friendly challenge to see who can spin the most yarn in a week!

Here's how it works: 
-Spinners register beginning September 1st, 2015.
-Registration forms available via email from Stacey or Anne
or at through Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners Guild 
or at KnitTraders at 725 Gardiners Rd.
-Return registration and a $10 fee to either of the above locations on or before Sat. October 3rd.

-Spinning starts October 5th at 12:00am and continues until October 11th at 11:59pm.
-Record as you go - We are on the honour system.
-Post yardage and pictures to KnitTraders Ravelry Group or email your name and yardage to either Stacey or Anne
-Post to our Facebook pages for fun! KHWS and KnitTraders
We want to see pics of your lovely yarn. 

(Technical details re plying: We will give you credit for plying. This is totally optional - you don't have to ply your yarn at all. Plying is spinning.
If you do choose to ply this is how you can calculate the yardage for which you can claim credit: [plied yardage] + [plied yardage x # of plies] = total number of spun yards. 
Chain or Navajo ply is a 3 ply yarn. )

Why should you participate?
-Raise awareness of handspinning in Kingston, the yarn universe and beyond.
-Decrease your fibre stash...make room for more!
-Push past your fears: The more yarn you spin, the better spinner you will become! Try something NEW!
-It's fun!  Fibre Prizes! and you will be contributing to a good cause. 
(All proceeds after prizes will be donated to a local charity.)