Wether you are a bike racing fan or not, The Tour de Fleece is a great way to challenge yourself to tackle something new. Since 2007, spinners have committed to spin every day during the Tour de France, the world’s premiere cycling event. You can take the challenge on your own or join a team. This year The Woolery is sponsoring a team on Ravelry. It’s not too late to join Team Woolery!
Those of you answering the challenge have yet another reason to stay competitive from now til July 22: we’ll be randomly selecting a member of Team Woolery to win a $100 Gift Certificate at the end of the Tour de Fleece! (For full details on how to be eligible, click here.)
One way that spinners can challenge themselves is to prepare their own fiber. We have two new kits that will make it easy for you to tackle something new!
Each Combing Wool Kit (above right) includes Wool Combs (choose from single or double row) and one pound of fleece to get you started. Robin Russo’s instructional video Combing Fiber will show you everything you need to know to get started, but we also have a step-by-step photo tutorial here on our website!
The Deluxe Hand Carding Kit (above left) includes one set of 8″ wool carders, two pounds of fleece, the Ashford Book of Carding, plus an easy-to-follow video to get you started. Below is a video preview of the four different techniques you’ll learn with the included video, How to Card Wool.
Spinning Wheel Bag Clearance Sale!
On-the-go spinners know that a padded bag can not only protect your investment, but make traveling with your wheel a snap. These top-of-the-line large padded bags are custom-made for The Woolery and come in your choice of five stylish colors. They’re machine-washable, featuring adjustable and removable cotton webbing straps, 2 carry handles on top, 3 front pockets (one large one zips up) and one large inside pocket.
Click here to shop our clearance blowout happening now for a savings of $60 off the original purchase price!
Viva la Tour!
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery Team!