Spinzilla is just a few weeks away, and we know how fast that time slips away. To boost your productivity and enjoyment for the week, follow these 5 easy steps!
1: Prep your fiber ahead of time.
Every minute during the week of Spinzilla is precious, and this is a time for spinning your fiber, not prepping it. We suggest getting your fiber completely ready prior to the start of the competition. Whether your preferred prep is batts, rolags, or roving, our carders are there to help!
2: Choose your favorite spinning device.
Whether it’s a wheel, drop spindle, or e-spinner, make sure it’s something you’re comfortable with. You’ll be spinning for a few hours over the week, and it’s vital that you are at ease. You’ll be able to spin much longer and without discomfort if you choose well.
3: Stick with a fiber/spinning style that you love.
While it is tempting to switch up what and how you are spinning, leave that to the Tour de Fleece. If you stick with one fiber and one style, your spinning will stay more consistent. You’ll also get faster as you go through the week since your spinning style will be deep in your muscle memory.
4: Take frequent breaks.
Though it is tempting to sit for hours straight, you don’t want to sacrifice your knees, wrists, or back for a few extra yards. Try the 20-2 rule: every 20 minutes, take a 2 minute break. Get up, stretch, breathe, grab a drink of water, etc.
5: Have fun!
You know the phrase “time flies when you’re having fun.” Hang out with friends and other spinners in order to make the spinning process seem less lonely, and the hours will melt away.
Show off your Strauch carded batts/roving that you’ll be spinning during Spinzilla on Instagram by using the hashtag #strauchfiber.