Eye Candy: Tour de Fleece

July 26th, 2017

As the wheels of cyclists begin spinning for the Tour de France each year, so do the wheels (and spindles) of spinners on Ravelry that participate in the Tour de Fleece. In July, during the Tour de Fleece, Ravelers worked on around 4500 spinning projects. The results are so stunning that it was hard to select only a few to feature.

Above on the left is pnason’s Yarn #120 – Polwarth/Silk and on the right is threadbender’s Hipstrings- Merino/Bombyx.

Here on the left we have Momma2abunch’s Loop “Fish Owl” Bamboo Silk Wool Handspun 2017 #17 with rain’s Three Waters Farm Storm’s End – BFL.

One of the things I love about looking through handspun is seeing all of the different beautiful tools used to make yarn, like in the images from Irieknit’s Pyrenees Delight Cheviot (left) and YarnGiraffe’s TwF Targhee Blurple (right).

Last but certainly not least, we have FluffyK’s New Summer on the left and TRace44’s Primordial SCF Deluxe Club Dec 2015 on the right.

You can go check out more of the amazing yarn created during Tour de Fleece in the Tour de Fleece group and the stash entries that have the tdf2017 tag. It is so fun to see people in the fiber community come together for fun projects like this one. Congratulations to the hard working moderators and team leaders that made it happen and to all who participated!