Spin In Public Day 2013
Start packing your wheel and selecting your spindles—tomorrow is Worldwide Spin in Public Day. This will be the fifth year WWSIP Day has encouraged spinners to be present and visible in their greater communities. The organizers hope that this annual event "educates the public about spinning, opens minds and hearts to what we love, and allows us to meet new people, get together, and just have a really fun day!"
A quick glance at the posts left by spinners on the Worldwide Spin in Public Day Facebook page shows spinners connecting in New Zealand, Hawaii, and even a spinner in Taiwan who plans to be out in public spinning as a typhoon heads her way! For a full list of WWSIP events and information on planning your own, visit the Spin in Public Day website and click on Find an Event. Here are a couple of great groups that have plans for the day:
Are you participating in Spin in Public Day? If you would like to share pictures and stories about the event, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We love to hear from you!
|Christiane spinning out and about. Photo: Rob L.|
Threeravens Studio – Baltimore, Maryland.
Christiane Knight is very excited about the studio's event tomorrow: "This will be the second year that Threeravens Fiber Studio has hosted a WWSIP event; last year's spinning party was so much fun, we just had to do it again! We are a fiber studio hosted on the second floor of Lovelyarns—a yarn shop that features local and independent dyers and spinners in their collections. We really enjoy our vibrant and artsy neighborhood of Hampden. So we will be out in front of the shop and studio, with our spinning circle set up under a tent on the sidewalk, adding to the particular ambiance of our small Baltimore neighborhood with visible Acts of Fiber Arts. Everyone is welcome to stop by and spin!" Find more on Facebook and Ravelry.
|BeeLighted has an active spinning group in Zumbrota, MN. Photo courtesy of BeeLighted.|
BeeLighted – Zumbrota, Minnesota.
Stacy Drenckhahn had this to share about BeeLighted's very first WWSIP event: "This is our first official year for hosting the WWSIP. However from the time we opened two and a half years ago, we have hosted a monthly Open Spinning. We had the shop doors open and spinners flowed out onto our sidewalk right on Main Street, downtown Zumbrota. For this year's WWSIP event, the call for spinners went out to our followers via social media, local papers and to regional spinning groups. The weather is supposed to be beautiful! We will be spinning both in the shop with the doors open and down our block of Main Street. We have ordered in special Smoothie Batts from LunabudKnits for sale and we will be giving away ounces of mystery roving to spinners as supply allows. It's going to be a great day!"
|Charka spinning at the Finger Lakes Fiber Festival. Photo: Marcia Weinert.|
Finger Lakes Fiber Festival – Hemlock, New York.
Again this year, the annual Finger Lakes Fiber Festival hosted by Genesse Valley Handspinners Guild will fall on the same weekend as WWSIP Day. Many of the spinners that attend this popular festival each year bring their wheels and spindles, enjoying a great day together. What more could a spinner ask for? Find more on Facebook.