It’s coming! Preparations and Team Signups have opened on Ravelry.
The Tour de Fleece is a challenge month for spinners that runs parallel to the Tour de France. The idea is that while they’re spinning their wheels, we’re spinning ours! (Spindles are mini-wheels; they totally count.) Of course I will once again be participating in this lovely tradition, as it marks the anniversary of my introduction to spinning my own yarn. Last year I was quite productive; I finished most of the yarn for two sweaters and learned a new technique.
Here’s my haul from last July:
And a close-up of the yarn from the new technique challenge: corespun!
Corespinning is when you have a “core” yarn that you wrap the fiber around, completely covering the core. It takes a long time, but it produces some gorgeous yarn! If you have awesome, colorful fiber with lots of elements you want to show off, this can be a good method of achieving that. I am planning a video tutorial of my own on this technique towards the end of May to show you how I do it, but there are a few good ones for varying ways of corespinning already out on the web if you want to check them out!
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