Join us in the annual Tour de Fleece spin-along during the Tour de France. They spin, we spin. A real spinning-themed spin-along! Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Try some of the rare breeds Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply has available, or a new technique. Prizes will be awarded for Most Improved, Most Yardage, and Widest array of breeds and techniques. WIPs are welcome, but only yarn clearly spun during 2018 Tour de Fleece will be eligible for prizes. Please fill out a spinning plan to enter.
Spin something challenging on the challenge days (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, the first one is Stage 10, on Tuesday July 17, when the riders will take the first mountain stage of the race – includes a section of dirt road on the Plateau des Glières. It is 100km from the finish but comes after a 6km climb at 11%. The second is Stage 17, on Wednesday, July 25th, when they will ride to the summit of the Col de Portet which is only 65km long but half of the stage is uphill. It is the shortest road stage of the 2018 Tour but could be one of the hardest.
Spin as much Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply fiber as possible. We encourage you to try some of the rare breeds Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply has available as well some of the various fiber preps available (combed top, roving, batts, etc). Maine Yarn & Fiber Supply will be offering deals during the Tour de Fleece:
15% off spinning wheels!
Ladybug, Flat Iron, Sidekick in stock.
15% off prepaid orders from Schacht and Louet.
Fiber Feature of the Week:
July 7-14: 20% off all BFL braids, roving, and batts (blends excluded)
July 16-21: 20% off Maine-raised fleece
July 23-29: 20% off all batts and locks
Tag your Ravelry yarn stashes with: TeamMYFS2018 and tdf2018
Use Instagram tags: #TeamMYFS2018 and #maineyarnandfibersupply
If you are not a spinner but would still like to participate you may knit, crochet, weave, etc. along with us! And don’t forget you don’t have to be local to participate! Just post your photos to each days thread.
Wear yellow on Sunday, July 29th to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour - but here we are all race leaders. Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter - think FAST), Polka-dot (climber - as in uphill), and white (rookie).
Days of rest are Monday, July 16th and Monday, July 23rd, just like the Tour de France.