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Spin Her Free 2020 is Sponsored By SpinOlution.


 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.

You asked for more ways to participate, and simple rules for verifying results. So we are postponing this event to 2020 to provide these resources to make the event even better. If you have already enrolled, we apologize for the inconvenience! Every enrollment dollar is already being used to end sex trafficking. And you have a full year to shop for fresh fibers and plan your yarns!


NEW: Monthly Spin-Along in 2019!

Tag your yarns with #spinherfree on Social Media for a possible repost!

It’s like Project Runway for hand-spinners! Each theme can be spun from any fiber, on any wheel, using any method. This spin-along is just for fun, and participating will help us spread the word about Spin Her Free 2020. Consider it like a 12-month warm-up to the big event. Note: No prizes will be given for the spin-along. Thank you for your participation!


NEW: Spin Her Free Fiber sales!

Artisan dyers, carders, and fiber-prep designers are working hard creating fresh colorways to promote the #spinherfree event in January 2020! If you have a colorway or discount coupon code to help spread the word, please email Ashley Martineau (howtospinyarn@gmail.com) so she can add a link to this page for people to shop.

Shops with Colorways

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Shops with Coupon Codes

coupon code: SpinHerFree

  • Your Shop Link Here! (Get % Off)

  • Your Shop Link Here! (Get % Off)


SPACE IS LIMITED: ENROLL TODAY!

the Most Yardage on a Wheel

The individual who spins the most yardage will receive a SpinOlution Monarch Wheel (choose your flyer size) with Butterfly Engraving on all 3 sides.

This arena is ideal for spinners wanting to spin yarn for knitting and crochet. Following is how you earn and tally points in the Yardage Arena:

  • 1-Ply = 1 point per yard total

  • 2-Ply = 2 points per yard total

  • 3-Ply = 3 points per yard total

the Most Weight on a Wheel

The individual who spins the most fiber by weight will receive a free SpinOlution Monarch Wheel (choose your flyer size) with Butterfly Engraving on all 3 sides.

This arena is best for spinners wanting to spin bulky or art yarns. Following is how you earn and tally points in the Weight Arena:

  • 1 oz = 1 point

  • 28 grams = 1 point

the Most Yardage on a Spindle

The individual who drop spindles the most yardage will receive a free SpinOlution Pollywog (value $399 USD).

This arena is ideal for spinners wanting to spin yarn for knitting and crochet. Following is how you earn and tally points in the Yardage Arena:

  • 1-Ply = 1 point per yard total

  • 2-Ply = 2 points per yard total

  • 3-Ply = 3 points per yard total


SubmitTING your Results.

Coming Soon: Check Back Soon for SIMPLE, EFFECTIVE Rules FoR VERIFYING HONEST, ACCURATE SUBMISSIONS.

The winners from all arenas will be contacted by a judge to verify their yardage / weight. The verified first place winner will provide their shipping address and the wheel prize will be shipped directly from the SpinOlution company. International winners outside the USA will be required to pay shipping on the prize.


WHat is Spin Her Free?

Spin Her Free was an idea I had after hearing spinners talk about their experience spinning for a charity without transparent financial reports. A lightbulb exploded in my head: If all the spinners in the world spun together for a good cause - we could accomplish something BIG. I immediately contacted Mike Pauly at SpinOlution and said, “We need to do this, this could change the world.” Mike and I are both big thinkers, and after I explained to him what this could accomplish - he agreed it was worth the investment - and I hit the ground running.

I researched charity spin-a-longs and set a goal for 2000 spinners to participate. This is a drop in the bucket, but I had to start somewhere. I set the investment of each spinner to $25. This made the fundraising goal $50,000. I began to look for a cause that the spinning community could unite on, something that benefited women and could make the world a better place. I started researching charities looking for an organization with a big cause, a solid plan, and transparent financial reports. I found AIM and everything else fell into place in a single day:

Spin Yarn to End Human Trafficking.

I chose AIM because they are rated by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. They were given the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars, and a score of 95.47 out of 100 for financial management, transparency and accountability. AIM had everything prepared for me to hit the ground running. They rescue AND rehabilitate, providing medical care, education, and jobs. In one day I was able to organize the charity on their website, so every dollar went to their program immediately, and every participant got a tax-deductible receipt. I didn’t need to do anything else. We were ready to spin.

The only criticism I have received is that I should be using the money to end human trafficking in the United States. For better or worse, I’m a big thinker, and I want this event to include worldwide spinners, not just Americans. I encourage everyone to find a charity working to end human trafficking in your town, state, or country - and donate to that charity to make your area & your nation a better place.

Thank you so much for participating.

Ashley Martineau