Thursday, July 9, 2015

SpinQuest 2015

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The registration for SpinQuest 2015 is now open! 

This is a wonderful one day spinning event in Front Royal Virginia on Saturday, August 22nd.  I participated last year for the first time as a vendor, and this year I will be teaching a mini-class about spinning with hand painted roving, demonstrating Chain or Navajo Plying and I will have a vendor table as well.

Anyone can come and visit the vendors, and for the basic registration fee of $60 you can join the circle for demos and challenges and get the SpinQuest Fiber Kit of 4+ ounces of colorful fiber.  The challenges were delightful and interesting last year and the demos were very informative.

This year there will also be one hour classes in the morning and the afternoon for a small additional fee, as well as a full day Beginner Spinning class.  No demonstrations or challenges will take place during the class times.

So, SpinQuest 2015 is a great event for spinners of every level who like to play and have fun with fiber.  Front Royal is a beautiful town on the banks of the Shenandoah River and is also the access point for the Northern entry of the Shenandoah National Park, so there is no shortage of outdoor activities available for accompanying family members or for your Sunday if you come for the weekend.

I hope to see some of you there!  Please pass the information on to anyone who you think might be interested!

There is information on the SpinQuest Facebook site and a link to the registration.

Creative Handspun Adventure
Sat. Aug. 22th 9:30a.m. - 5p.m.
Front Royal, Virginia (60 miles west of DC)

this year's theme: CRAZY FOR COLOR
Come join the spinning circle and be inspired by creative spinning demonstrations. 

Participate in activities and spinning challenges

includes all group activities PLUS a 4+ oz. Quest Kit filled with luscious fiber

Add a one-hour morning and/or afternoon class to your Spinquest experience for $18 each
or add the all day Beginner's Class for $36

shop from talented local fiber vendors (marketplace admission is free):
222 Handspun 

Avalon Springs Farm 
Caluna Farms Studio
Peace Weavers 

Three Ravens 
Unique Designs by Kathy
Wild Hare Fiber Studio

In addition to the creative group activities unique to SpinQuest, this year we are offering the option of several one-hour small group classes taught by experienced local instructors. You may choose one morning and/or afternoon class  (no group activities during classes, so you won't miss anything!)

Monet-Inspired Dyeing & Fiber Blending - Kathy Withers
Basic Corespinning - Melissa Yoder Ricks
Choices & Options for Spinning Handpainted Top - Melissa Weaver Dunning

Creating your own Colorful Textured Rolags - Candy Hargett
Plying Around: Beehive Coils & Spiral Ply Yarns - Melissa Yoder Ricks
Storybook Yarns - Elysa Darling

Christiane Knight
Event details are online at
follow the SpinQuest facebook page for the latest updates and more details
Question? email or call 540-305-6853.

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