Spinning Tuesdays: Spin in Public and Briar Rose Winner

The spinner who will be happily spinning Briar Rose Fibers silk is Deborah from Illinois.

Thanks to Briar Rose Fibers for a wonderful prize!

I took to the streets, (well a hallway really – it was chilly) with my spinning pals for World Wide Spin In Public Day. Amy came down from Toronto and met her new Sidekick. We spun at The Spinning Loft where there were treats and sales and at any given time 20+ spinners. I only took a few pictures because I was spinning.

Our hostess, telling stories and spinning thread-fine yarn.

Fleece, spinners and Amy with that second cup of coffee she shouldn't have had.
A Schacht threepeat featuring Amy and her new Sidekick. Yes, she loves it.
More spinners. Check out Erica's new to her Majacraft - a Tiny Tim, no longer made, but adorable.

We made a few new spinners answered lots of questions about spinning and ate cupcakes. What did you do for Spin in Public Day?


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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

9 thoughts on “Spinning Tuesdays: Spin in Public and Briar Rose Winner

  1. Aimee

    I took my favorite top whorl & some merino/BFL to McD’s with the Princesses. While they played, I introduced a whole room full of people to spinning – one guy even said, “Wow! I didn’t realize real people did that anymore!”

  2. Solarmama

    NSIP happened to fall on the same day as the Franklin County Fiber Twist in Western MA, a fair featuring shepherds and fiber artists of all stripes. No commercial spun yarn allowed, unless it was hand-dyed! I volunteered at the event, and ended up demonstrating drop spindle spinning in the outdoor Spin In Public tent. I met a few really enthusiastic folks, and met a true Sheep Ninja, in the person of a 70-something shepherd who told stories of shearing her own sheep and chasing down a deer on snowshoes last year because it couldn’t get out of her pasture (the story ended in venison; ’nuff said) Very cool day.

  3. Valerie

    Your pics make me sooooo jealous; I will be learning to spin Oct. 2 & 9 & can hardly wait! I’m 60 yrs young & have been waiting a lifetime for this opportunity!

  4. DianeB1864

    I went to my local LYS and bought yarn. I also stayed awhile and watched the ladies spin outside in front of the shop. It was a gorgeous day, and the spinning was mesmerizing!

  5. Kelli Wilhite

    I’m excited to see all of the spinners. I wasn’t able to participate for this one, but hopefully in the future. I just ordered my first ever drop spindle and am going to teach myself how to spin. Wish me luck.

  6. deborah

    Well I wasn’t able to participate in spin in public this year but it’s in my calendar for next year.

    Also I just have to say that I love the Briar Rose that I won. The blue and purples are awesomely amazing. Thanks for picking me 🙂

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