Sponsored By SpinOlution
All purchased tickets are valid for the 2020 event. 100% of proceeds have gone and will to charity to end human trafficking.
Spin to Win: January 11, 12, 13
You must enroll in one arena (below).
The receipt of your tax-deductible donation is your proof of enrollment. All 2018 receipts are valid for the 2020 event.
The yarns you submit must be spun in 2020 on January 11th, 12th, or 13th.
Yarns must be spun from 100% animal fiber. If you corespin, that core must be 100% animal fiber.
Don’t be a jerk and find a loophole and ruin it for everyone.
Don’t forget that the purpose of this event is to raise money to end human trafficking. The prize is just the cherry on top.
Determining the Winner:
If it appears that you are the winner of the event, we will need these records for you to prove your result. The winner must be verified in order to receive the grand prize - a SpinOlution spinning wheel! Please note: You do not need to send us these records unless we ask. The top 3 winners from all arenas will be contacted by Ashley Martineau 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.
The winner must provide a photo of each fiber before it was spun.
The winner must provide a photo of each yarn after it was spun.
We may ask for a photo to prove a yarn WPI (for yardage) if the results are close to another potential winner.
We may ask for a photo to prove the weight of a skein (yarn on a scale) if the results are close to another potential winner.
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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!
The winner who spins the most yardage will receive a SpinOlution Monarch Wheel with Butterfly Engraving on all 3 sides.
Choose your flyer size on your prize! Since you like to spin fine, I recommend the 4A flyer. It has the fastest ratios of any upright wheel on the market today: 1:52!
The winner who spins the most weight will receive a free SpinOlution Monarch Wheel with Butterfly Engraving on all 3 sides.
Choose your flyer size on your grand prize! Since you like to spin bulky, I recommend choosing the 16 or 32 oz flyer.
The winner who drop-spindles the most yardage will receive a free SpinOlution Pollywog!
This is SpinOlution’s most popular spinning wheel, and the perfect starter wheel for a drop-spindler wanting to try the treadling experience.
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.