Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Welcome to the Spinning Roving Swap!

Ever been curious about what's so fascinating about spinning? Been spinning for a while and own several wheels? Have you never tried a drop spindle in your life, but been wanting to?

Christina and I were bitten by the spinning bug and have not been able to put our spindles down since Lambtown. We came up with the idea of a roving swap to share the obsession joy.

Here's the deal:

Sign-ups will start on Wednesday August 16th and end on Wednesday August 30th (midnight PST), with matches to be sent out around September 3rd. The final date for mailing out your package will be October 27th.

The Rules are simple:

1) Have fun! We just want others to experience the joy we've felt in spinning for the first time.

2) There will be two groups you can sign up for. Please choose one:

Rebel Rovers
The package shall contain a minimum of:
-4 oz of roving
-a pattern appropriate for use with handspun yarn

Virgin Spindlers
The package shall contain a minimum of:
-2 oz of roving
-One moderately priced spindle (valued at a minimum of $25 US)
-a pattern appropriate for use with handspun yarn

For both groups:
3) Each participant shall contact their partner a minimum of three times.

-The first time is when you first get your partner.
-The second time is when you've finished putting the package together.
-The third time is when you've sent the package to your partner.

4) We'll put a questionnaire up shortly after sign-ups are over. Please post your answers to the questionnaire on your blog or send them to your pal.

That's it.

We highly encourage you to find out more about your partner, other than what they post on their questionnaire. You may also want to spoil your partner above and beyond the minimum, but we won't make it a rule. In your package, please include a note or card to reveal your identity so your pal can properly thank you.

Please, do not sign up if you think you cannot meet these rules and dates. If life happens (which it does), please email us right away so we can make arrangements so no one gets left out of the fun.

Interested in joining?

Email us at spinroveswap AT yahoo DOT com with the following information:

What is your name and mailing/postal address?

What is the url for your blog (if you have one)?

Would you like to receive an invitation to this blog?

What is your email address?

Are you a Rebel Rover or a Virgin Spindler?

Are you a beginning, intermediate, or experienced spinner?

Are you willing to swap with an international partner?

Are you willing to be an angel, in case someone's partner cannot follow through?


Blogger Liz said...

What a wonderful idea and one I can absolutely support and eagerly want to participate in!

8/25/2006 6:51 AM  
Blogger Gary Lee Phillips said...

Has that questionnaire been posted yet? I can't seem to find it.

9/05/2006 5:32 PM  
Anonymous Wendy said...

I hope this goes another round as I would like to signup this spring. :)

12/07/2006 11:32 PM  

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