5 Gifts for Spinners: What to Give the Handspinners on Your List
We’re making a list and checking it twice. But we’re less concerned with who’s been naughty or nice. (No judgment here!) Struggling with what to give the handspinner on your list? Fear not! Whether they’re new to making yarn or a seasoned spinner, we’ve got you covered with our top five gifts for spinners.
1. For the Members of Your Spinning Group
Making it to spinning night and sharing a few laughs keeps you sane week in and week out. Present each member of your supportive fiber crew with a small token of your gratitude. Kakara Woolworks Original Masking Tape features the illustrated faces of Merino, Cheviot, Romney, Jacob, Suffolk, Lincoln, and Herdwick sheep. Because what spinner doesn’t light up at the sight of cute sheep?
2. For Your Best Friend
Want to let your bestie know how much you appreciate her (or him)? Say it with cashmere! June Cashmere Cloud to Spin from Kyrgyzstan is sourced from small-scale fiber mills, and your gift helps support the revitalization of the fiber industry in this remote region.
3. For Your Family
Okay, maybe they’re not spinners. When you bring home yet another sheep’s fleece, they support your wooly habit without batting an eye. Make your loved ones something special with your handspun from Spin-Off’s special issue Spin and Knit. You’ll not only keep them warm and cozy, but they’ll think of you each time they bundle up.
4. For Someone Special Who’s Learning to Spin
Enabling new spinners tops my list of the best things about being a handspinner. Indulge someone new to the fiber world with a copy of Beginning Spinning on a Wheel with Kate Larson DVD. Feeling extra generous? Add a Schacht Ladybug spinning wheel, and spread the fiber love.
5. For Yourself
While you’re shopping, don’t forget to get a little something for yourself. Now is the perfect time to renew your subscription to Spin Off. Don’t miss an issue in 2018!
Stumped for more ideas? Let Interweave help! Check out our handy gift-giving guide for the holidays. No matter what your recipient’s fiber passion, Interweave is your one-stop shopping destination.
Featured Image: Handspun yarn by Elizabeth Prose from fiber by (left to right) Fiber Optics, Gypsy Wools, and Briar Rose Fibers. Photo by George Boe.
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