Whether you are gunning for the golden niddy noddy, reaching for personal spinning goals, or just want to do your part to ensure the vibrancy of handspinning in the future, we hope you will join us for Spinzilla this year.
One of the main themes of Spinzilla is to try to spin more and spin better, but when you spin for Spinzilla, you are really part of something much bigger. Sure it is a competition, but it is also a collaboration, and a cooperative enabling of future spinning behavior. Spinzillians are helping to grow your next generation of spinners and weavers, through the fundraising we do for the Needle Arts Mentoring Program.
This is what it is all about. Check out these happy kids.
As of May 2016 there are 264 active needle arts mentoring programs. This means that volunteers are getting NAMP materials for free in order to introduce thousands of kids to the crafts of knitting, crochet, needlepoint, embroidery, cross-stitch, and now, thanks to the participation of thousands of folks in Spinzilla, spinning and weaving! Spinning and Weaving were added to NAMP at end of 2014. So far in 2016 we have seen an increase in both new programs as well as existing programs adding Spinning and Weaving. We have doubled the amount of children spinning (645)and tripled the amount of children weaving (915).
If you are in the fiber or spinning business these kids are the next generation of your customers. On behalf of the Spinzilla committee, this is what keeps us going all year!
Team hosting sign ups are right around the corner. Please help us spread the word about Spinzilla 2016! Spin on!