Friday, 15 February 2013

Getting ready for the spin-in

One of our favorite events of the year is the annual spin-in that is hosted by the Victoria Handweavers & Spinners Guild. Aside from Fibrations, this is the only event that Knotty By Nature does. For the last of couples months and on a daily basis Ryan has been dying vibrant colors of
  •  tussah & bombyx silks;
  •  merino& silk;
  •  merino & bamboo; and
  •  super fine merino.  
All of these fibres are matched with hand dyed silk scarves to create a beautiful base create a beautiful nuno-felted scarf.... but that's another post. 
Photo by Claudia's Images 

The spin-in will be an entire day of spinners, spinning wheels and tonnes of colorful fluffly fleece.

A cool part of the spin-in a re the vendors; there are eight this year, possibly the most ever. This is a perfect opportunity to get your hands on the nicest locally prepared Vancouver Island fleeces and also lovely fibres from around the world. These fibres are really awesome for not only spinning but also needle felting and wet felting.

Believe it or not, this is needle felted by Kilikulu. 

Yeah, so if you have a couple of free hours on Saturday February 23rd, anytime between 10am - 4pm, you should definitely come by and support this years spin-in!

St. Mary's Church
4125 Metchosin Road
Saturday February 23rd, 


  1. Is there still room to take part in the spin in?

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  3. If you are interested in going, you should get in touch with Gail as soon as possible :)

  4. The event is open to anyone for shopping. You only need to register if you plan to stay, have lunch, and spin all day.

  5. Is there any way you could change the venue next year? It is nearly impossible to get to St. Mary's by bus from where I live. I'd love to go, but as it is I don't think I'll make it.

    1. Hi, I can pass this message on as we are not the organizers of the event :)