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« Reply #20 on: August 24, 2009 10:17:32 PM »

Well, I've just written JoAnn's an email. I'll probably copy and paste it to Michael's and Hobby Lobby soon, though obviously I'll replace 'JoAnn's' with their respective store names. Tongue

"Of all the craft stores that I've visited, I love JoAnn's the most. I have only one small complaint. While I can find some wool roving in the store and on the website for needle felting, it's only in small amounts. I don't felt, but I do spin. If JoAnn's carried spinning supplies, I would just die of happiness. As it is now, spinners in my area have to order our spinning material online, and while we love to look at all the fiber there is out there, we're in agreement that it would be much better to have someplace nearby to go when we need our fiber fix. I've found spinning books at JoAnn's before, and whenever I find a new one I grab it as quick as I can, since I'm very unlikely to see one in a bookstore. Why not broaden your customer base by including supplies for spinners?"

The 'spinners in my area' part is basically me and me. Because I don't know any other spinners in my area. Tongue But they don't have to know that, because there may very well be others who feel the same way! Wink

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« Reply #21 on: August 25, 2009 05:49:21 AM »

Then what will happen to all the crafty folks that sell their own roving??


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« Reply #22 on: August 25, 2009 04:14:26 PM »

Mass-produced JoAnn's roving isn't very good, as we've seen, and it's also overpriced. The only thing that would really change is that spinners who are running low or out of fiber can pick up some to tide them over. Like if you're running low on French champagne so you run out to grab a beer.

And they prob'ly won't listen to me anyway. XD

« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2011 10:52:08 AM »

Have any of you tried the Bernat Felting Natural Wool. It is less expensive. And it is a lot like pencil roving with more twist. With a little untwisting and a pull it pre-drafts nicely. Just an idea.
Karla newbie spinner but long time yarn hoarder  Smiley
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