Coloring isn’t just for kids! Adults are revisiting this favorite childhood activity as a way to reconnect with their creativity, and it’s also a great exercise for crafters that allows them to play with color without having to commit their time and materials to a project.
With that in mind, we’ve created a free printable Fair Isle Coloring sheet for spring – click here to download a PDF version!
Print out several copies to color in with different combinations to see which matchups work best; you may be surprised at what you discover if you are willing to experiment! Here are a few examples to inspire you:
We’d love to see your completed coloring sheet (and bonus points to anyone who actually knits a swatch or project using the chart). Share your post with us on Instagram with #thewoolery in your description so that we can like and reshare!
How much yarn will you spin during Spinzilla?
Spinzilla is here! The spinning frenzy has begun as each team vies for the Golden Niddy Noddy. We’d like to take a few moments to share some of our best methods for measuring handspun yarn during this week’s event; there is sure to be an option listed below which works best for you!
Some common ways of measuring yarn include:
Also, don’t forget that that this year, plying will count towards your total yardage. The formula for calculating your plied yardage is:
plied yardage + [plied yardage x # of plies] = yardage for which you can claim credit
Note: chain plied and navajo plied yarns count as 3-ply.
Label those skeins!
We’d like to make it easy for our fellow spinners to keep track of their finished Spinzilla skeins by providing some handy free printable labels for your finished handspun yarns! Not only can you view the yardage and number of plies at a glance, which will make it easy to calculate your grand total at the end of Spinzilla, but you can also make note of the tools, settings and fibers you used for future reference!
Click here to download your printable PDF labels!
Join us for the 2014 edition of the Fiber Toys of Christmas
Have you heard about our annual holiday promotion, the 12 Fiber Toys of Christmas? Each Friday, we will feature a favorite fiber toy with a special deal and a chance to win that particular toy (tool). Weekly specials and giveaways will be posted on our Facebook page, Twitter feed, and it will also be included in our newsletter.
These are weekly specials which expire every Friday (when the new one starts), so be sure to check the links above so you don’t miss out!
All the best,
Chris, Nancy, and the entire Woolery team