What Do You Gift A Spinner?

Briar Rose Polwarth Roving

It’s full-on fall in the northern hemisphere and my mind is turning to the up coming gifting season and the many birthdays of my fiber friends that happen in the fall.

What do you gift a spinner, or a knitter?

My go-to gift used to be a spindle or other fiber tool, but now I’m rethinking fiber gifts.

I think this season I’ll be giving roving that I’ve picked specially or dyed specially for the the recipient.

Indigodragonfly Merino

I’m also thinking about handspun yarn.

I’ve never been much for giving my handspun yarn, but why not? Who better to appreciate handspun than a another spinner? Every time I’ve received handspun yarn, I’ve loved it.

I’m putting yarn on my giving list too.

I better starting dyeing and spinning.

What are your favorite gifts for spinners?

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

14 thoughts on “What Do You Gift A Spinner?

  1. Leslie

    As a spinner, I would appreciate handspun yarn, but only if I received a significant quantity of it! Too much of my own handspun is in 4-oz amounts or smaller, and I don’t know what to do with it!

  2. Rebecca

    Did you guys see the 4 oz challenge on ravelry? The idea was to put together a set of patterns that called for no more than 4oz of handspun. I think some of those patterns would make fabulous, inspiring, and not budget-breaking gifts if they came packaged together with 4oz of the appropriate handspun, or else a 4oz braid of spinning fibre.

    (That is what this spinner wants for Christmas, anyway!)

  3. Edi

    I am still building my needle collection, but I would really like handspun yarns, handpainted yarns….the same kinds of yarn I would never buy myself

  4. Donna

    I don’t know any spinners but, if I did & was a agood spinner myself, I’d definitely gift hand spun yarn. No one ever gives me anything hand knit & I suspect that most knitters have never or very rarely received a hand knit gift. But who can better appreciate it? I suspect the same thing goes for spinners. My second choice (if I didn’t have time or already spun yarn) would be fiber, esp if you know their taste in color.

  5. Ellen

    I would love to receive any gift of fiber, especially handspun. But I seem to be a lone wolf in my area-no local knitters/spinners around. Love being part of larger world where we connect via the net.

  6. Susan D

    So, how do I get on YOUR gift recipient list? Your work is beautiful and I promise to be grateful.

  7. Char Haas

    I love getting good fiber, but spindles are a very individual thing- I generally want to choose my own spindle, and don’t buy them online,even.

  8. Annette

    I love the colorway of your handspun, it is so beautifuland interesting. I’ll echo the other person – How does one get on your list?

  9. Michelle Harrison

    I totally agree as both spinner, and knitter that artisan spun yarn, artisan dyed roving, any such offering would be a welcomed gift! (email me to get my address ;)maybe we can work out a trade!)

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