Spinzilla spinners spun 5,246,497 yards of yarn in 2015! Every yard got us that much closer to our goal of spinning enough yarn to reach around the world. Together we raised over $17,700 for the NeedleArtsMentoring Program to create the spinners of tomorrow.
Team Louet is the 2015 Team Champion with an eye popping 271,067 yards. Holly Gillespie is our top Rogue spinner; she clocked in 18,390 yards just eking out a win over last year’s champion Jane Sheetz. Tracy Hammond defends her Most Yards Spun Champion title spinning 48,028 yards, besting last year by a whopping 18,000 yards!
Spinners from fourteen countries and all fifty states of the U.S.A. contributed to the biggest spin yet. Over half of this year’s spinners (1,027) made it into the Monster Mile club spinning at least a mile of yarn! An absolutely outstanding performance by one and all.
Visit the results page to see a full list of all the team yardage, top five Rogue and Most Spun Yards, yardage by country, and new this year, by U.S. state.
The coveted Golden Niddy Noddy is speeding towards Louet North America and the winning team members will each receive a $25 gift certificate and a spinner control card with the Spinzilla logo.
Louet thinks that all spinners are winners! They worked with Laura Cameron to create a free handspun friendly shawl pattern, since you just might have some yarn sitting around. . . .
Rogue and Most Yards spun winners are awarded a goodie basket full of spinnerly delights. Thanks to Anzula, Ashford, Bare Naked Wools, Dyeology, Happy Fuzzy Yarn, Hipstrings, Louet, Purl and Loop, Schacht, and Spin-Off for donated to the basket.
How Far Did She Go?
This year, Sheepzilla traveled 2,981 miles from Eureka, California, which was a little too warm and crowded for her liking, to Attu the southern most island in Alaska. She will spend a year on this lovely and remote island, growing her fleece and birdwatching—it is an internationally known destination for birders—and contemplating next year’s spin.
We give a heartfelt thank to our sponsors for making this year’s spin possible. Without them Spinzilla simply would not happen.
Thanks to you from the bottom of our spindles for spinning with us this year. We are already busy planning next year’s event. You, spinners, are awesome!
Your friendly neighborhood 2015 Spinzilla Planning Team,
Constance Hall, Team Captain Coordinator and Ravelry Moderator
Andrea Marquis, Prize and Sponsorship Coordinator
Liz Good, Logistical and Marketing Support
Liz Gipson, Marketing and Communications