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Fibre East Raffle

07.16.2017

Every year since 2015, I have been part of a global Handspinning competition, called Spinzilla

It's a competition to see how much you can spin in 7 days, and you can go solo if you like, or register to be part of a team.

My team is Handspinning News UK...

Spinzilla is a kind of therapy for me, as it always falls on the anniversary of the sudden death of my Mother. It gives me time for reflection, but also specific focus on a task, alongside an amazing support network of wonderful Hoomans.

To say a big thankyou to my team members (and also to one of our team Sponsors, Fibre East)... I decided to use all the yarn, spun over both years, in a woven piece, to be given away in a raffle that will be raising money for an Air Ambulance charity.

Here are my Spinzilla yarns...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Above is the yarn I spun in 2015. I split this into equal amounts, then dyed it into a gradient, to be used as warp.

Below are the 2016 yarns... to be used as weft

I used my 32" Rigid heddle, 7.5 dpi Heddle/Reed. I did 2 sets of 2 up, 2 down floats with a pick up stick every 14 rows of plain weave, just to add a little texture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the picture above, you can see how I arranged the colours on the warp.

So... if you want to be in with a chance of winning a prize from the array of amazing handspun and handmade items, all you have you have to do is find someone at Fibre East, selling raffle tickets. A £1 per ticket...

Bargain!

 

 

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