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« Reply #10 on: September 29, 2007 07:09:53 PM »

I love all these ideas! Here's one more:
Perhaps unusual tools? I don't know if you wanted to include things like spinning supplies but it would be neat if we spun yarn either on an unusual spindle or somehow plied it in an odd way or something like that?
I don't know if it would work but it's a neat idea!
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« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2007 08:49:31 PM »

Hi like the idea but think you would have to considerer a few thing when choosing  like work for example not everyone works
I don't and never really have  and types of yarn for spinning or spindle's, wheels etc not ever one has choices or can afford to go buy different yarns to  enter needs to have some flexibility as well

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« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2007 08:52:03 PM »

well, it's not mandatory to enter, and challenge themes are chosen based on a vote. If you don't want a particular suggested theme, don't vote for it. It'll only be the theme once so its not like people who dont have the materials will never be able to participate Wink I know i would never join the drop spindle challenge because I cant drop spindle to save my life!
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« Reply #13 on: September 29, 2007 10:28:05 PM »

This is going to be a spinning challenge that people are going to vote on and not just a spin a long right?

What about spin an autobiography?: yarn's linear, so people can spin a yarn that symbolizes their life, or important part in it: changing colors, fibers, thichness, adding items, whatever and then it will be their choice whether or not they want to explain it or let the yarn speak for itself.

Spinning based on a picture, either each person chooses and posts their own picture and spins a yarn based on the colors, or one person chooses a picture and everyone spins a yarn using colors from it.

Spinning with odd inclusions: beads, buttons, paper shreds, doll parts, etc...

I like the idea of a spin along, where a bunch of us get together and collectively try to spin a certain fiber (bamboo, silk, cotton, linen, ecospun, silk hankies, etc) or with a certain technique (long draw, spinning from the fold, tailspinning, spinning from the lock, spinning lace, spinning low twist singles, etc) or on certain equipment (top whorl spindling, bottom whorl spindling, supported spindles) and share experiences and the finished yarn, maybe even something made out of the yarn, but I wouldn't participate if it was competitive though.
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« Reply #14 on: September 30, 2007 09:27:44 AM »

Spinning based on a picture, either each person chooses and posts their own picture and spins a yarn based on the colors, or one person chooses a picture and everyone spins a yarn using colors from it.
I was just going to suggest the picture one. We do that all the time for pixel art challenges and everyone seems to come up with something different.
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« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2007 02:00:13 PM »

How about scrap yarn? I've always wanted to spin scrap yarn.

or here are some other ideas

High Society : Yarn With Glitz
Yarn Math : Advanced Additions
Me and My Shadow: Your own fiber blend
The Naked Truth : Straight off the sheep
The End Justifies the Means : From fiber to FO



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« Reply #16 on: October 04, 2007 06:20:34 AM »

How about scrap yarn? I've always wanted to spin scrap yarn.
I was just looking at all my bits and pieces of yarn and thinking there's got to be a way to spin this....
Now I won't be able to throw that away either. (though I have used it or stuffing sometimes...)
A recycled yarn challenge would be cool. Either spin recycled stuff into the yarn or spin completely no-yarn things?
Being a noob to spinning I just think that would rock I have no idea if it's do-able. Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: October 04, 2007 07:32:33 AM »

I think a challenge for working with bits of commercial yarn would be fun as well.

Maybe a scrap roving and a scrap yarn combo? Smiley

Or just scrap yarn?

Novelty yarn?

Any kinda yarn?

Sooooo, when are we gonna have the first of these challenges anyhow ? Smiley
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2007 05:59:01 PM »

Hey, so what's going on with this?

Are we going to set up any spinning challenges?
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2007 06:09:23 PM »

ohcrap... haa... honestly, I forgot all about setting this up. Ill set up a poll swithin the next couple of days. Im putting a sticky note reminder on my moniter!
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