Spinners – Prepare for CNCH 2012:

Posted By DLaVallee on July 12, 2011

Calling all Spinners:  plan to participate in:


A spinning challenge!  “Return to Sender” is an event where spinners create unique and wonderful yarn with fiber especially hand dyed just for the 2012 Conference.  The finished yarn is returned to CNCH to be judged (optional) and displayed at the conference.  This year we have chosen an oatmeal-colored Blue Faced Leicester and tussah silk blend (85/15) that Mary Finley and Roger Salter of Dreamy Goat Design Studio first dyed with natural dyes, then carded into soft striped batts.  If you would like to participate, you will receive 2 ounces of fiber and complete guidelines by sending a $9.00 check (payable to CNCH 2012) by March 15, 2012 to Wendy Lacy. Email Wendy at  R2SCNCH (at) gmail.com for further directions.  Batts will be ready for purchase and spinning in September.

More details about the fiber:

The fiber started out as gorgeous oatmeal colored Blue Faced Leicester/Tussah silk blend (85/15).  Its beauty was enhanced by dyeing it with four different conference inspired colors using natural dyes.  Spinners joining the Return to Sender competition will be sent a soft, luxurious two ounce batt containing each of these colors carded together side by side.  
Now is your chance to show off what you did with the gorgeous yarn you made for the 2010 Return to Sender!  Enter your completed items in which your CNCH 2010 yarn is clearly recognizable so we may all enjoy the fruits of your labor. Entries will be displayed at the 2012 Conference.  Judging is optional.  For an entry exhibit form and guidelines contact Wendy Lacy at  R2SCNCH (at) gmail.com