2016 Teams of Awesomeness
Teams are listed by Country and State if they are hosting local events. Spinners can join any team that has an open spot and spin remotely, even if they aren’t local to the team.
Teams that are hosted online—publishers, podcasters, online retailers—are listed in a separate online heading. If you want to support a team in your area, be sure to check these listings, too.
A few team hosts kindly pre-paid for all of their team’s seats. These teams are marked PREPAID. If you are interested in one of these teams, check with the team host directly to see if there are seats available.
Each team also has a thread in our Ravelry group .
ClothRoads/Paza (Team ClothRoads Warmis Phuskadoras) is proud to sponsor the spinners of Paza in Bolivia. ClothRoads creates opportunities for supporting indigenous textile artisans worldwide. We go directly to the source to bring textile stories and the work of skilled artisans, who are dyeing, weaving, spinning, printing and embroidering some of world’s most beautiful objects, to our customers via our website, our shop, and trunk shows. PREPAID/FULL
SweetGeorgia Yarns (Team SweetGeorgia) is an artisan hand-dyed yarn company based in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 2005 by Felicia Lo, we dye luxury knitting yarns and spinning fibres in stunningly saturated colours. Our yarns and fibres are available at fine yarn stores all over the world and also as dyed-to-order through our own online shop. FULL
Koigu Wool Designs (Team Koigu) was born in a farmhouse kitchen and now operates out of a 5,500 square foot faciity on the same property Chatsworth, Ontario, Canada.. Every skein is still lovingly painted by hand and is unique work of art. PREPAID
Espace Tricot (Team Espace Tricot Spinzilla) is a yarn store located in the vibrant NDG neigbourhood of Montreal, Quebec, Canada. We specialize in natural fibers and carry yarn from local hand dyers as well as many other well known companies. PREPAID
Hilltop Cloud (Team Hilltop Cloud) Spin Different! Hand Dyed fibre from the hills of Wales. FULL
Knitty Stash (Team Alaskan Yarn Co.), home of Alaskan Yarn Company, is a full Service yarn shop in Homer featuring hand-painted yarns, The Alaskan colorway, Alaskan Grown yarn, hand painted roving, natural roving, classes and more!
Cotton Clouds (Team Cotton Clouds Cotton Tails) makes cotton spinning easy with our quality cotton fibers in a variety of preparations, step-by-step instructions, spindles, wheels, kits, DVD’s and books. Come spin cotton with us! FULL
Grandma’s Spinning Wheel (Team Grandma’s Spinning Wheel’s Whorling Dervishes) is a fiber arts shop with a full line of supplies for knitters, crocheters, rigid heddle weavers, spinners and felters, including wheels, looms and wall of roving as well as washed, carded and uncarded fleeces for spinning located in Tuscon.
Tempe Yarn (Team Tempe Arizona Wheel Warriors) is family owned and operated LYS located in Tempe, Arizona. We are committed to provide you the best products and the tools needed to be successful. We firmly believe we are not just a yarn shop, we are a community.
The Altered Stitch (Team Altered Stitch SoCal Fibre Fanatics) is boutique style specialty Fibre Arts store that caters to the crowd who loves Indie Dyed yarn & Spinning fiber. We sell supplies for and teach classes in knitting, crochet, spinning, weaving, and felting. PREPAID
Ball & Skein & More (Team Ball & Skein California Coastal Spinners) is a full service yarn shop in Cambria, California, with over 90 brands represented. We supply yarn, fiber, and knit and crochet supplies to fiber fans all over the country.
Carolina Homespun (Team Carolina Homespun) sells spinning, weaving, knitting and crochet supplies and equipment — everything you need to create with fiber! PREPAID
Hands On Knitting Center ( Team HOKC Spinners) is a LYS selling mostly yarns for knitting and crochet. We sell fiber for spinning but not wheels and have an active spinning group. We have just added weaving. FULL
Hedgehog Handworks (Team Hedgehog Handworks GWW Spinners) has been in business for almost 30 years, we specialize in the hard-to-find for embroiderers and textile artists.
Meridian Jacobs (Team Meridian Jacobs) is an on-farm fiber shop in northern California. We specialize in Jacob sheep and share our passion for wool and fiber arts with friendly classes, open house events, and the unique Farm Club. We sell spinning and weaving equipment, books, wool, yarn, farm products and gifts. FULL
Purlescence Yarns (Team Purlescence Textile Witches) Northern California Spinning and Weaving. Have fun spinning for Spinzilla 2016! PREPAID/FULL
San Diego County Spinners (Team San Diego County Spinners) a group of artisans dedicated to fiber, friendship, and fundraising for Cancer Research. We welcome all spinners to join us at our events around the county.
Blazing Star Ranch (Team Blazing Star Ranch Blazing Spinners) is a small spinning, fiber, and yarn store, and grows our own–fiber that is! 29 beautiful alpacas! We proudly carry Majacraft, Spinolution, Ashford, and Schacht along with lots of different fibers and yarns. FULL
Schacht Spindle Company (Team Schacht Spindle Co Spinners) founded in 1969, is known worldwide for excellent and beautiful tools that enhance the spinning and weaving experience. Schacht Spindle is located in Boulder, Colorado, where each day’s endeavor is to honor and sustain the crafts of weaving and spinning through care, commitment, and creativity. PREPAID/FULL
Fancy Tiger Crafts (Team Fancy Tiger Crafts) is a shop in Denver specializing in supplies and classes for modern crafters. We aim to inspire people to reach their crafting potential through modern, sustainable supplies and quality instruction. We believe making things by hand makes people feel better and makes the world a better place. PREPAID
Runyan Artware (Team Runyan Artware’s Twisted Fibers) is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and our first offering is the Rundle, which is a hard working spindle that spins and spins!
Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins (Team Shuttles Spinners) is a full service shop in Boulder, Colorado, offering classes in knitting, weaving, spinning, felt and more. We stock a large selection of yarn, needles and accessories. We also carry looms, spinning wheels and more. FULL
Yampa Valley Fiberworks (Team Yampa Valley Fiberworks Whorling Women) mills natural fibers for customers all over the world. Our small batch processing is done with care and craftsmanship. Our mill houses a cozy yarn shop featuring a pleasant array of fiber from Northwest Colorado. The store supplies fiber enthusiast with the tools to be successful and there is always a diverse schedule of fiber classes.
Madison Wool (Team MadWool Spinners) is a fiber lover’s paradise! Fine yarns for handknitting, plus one of a kind handspun, loads of fiber, inspiration and education!
A Good Yarn (Team A Good Yarn PurlDiverSpinners) is a community of Fiber Artists that provides space and support to all fiber crafts. PREPAID/FULL
Criativity (Team Criativity ~ Flip Flops & Fleece) is an awesome knit shop located on the Gulf side of central Florida. We have everything from raw alpaca fiber from our own herd, to Indie dyed roving. Our yarn is spun by small and commercial spinners. We carry notions and buttons and a nice selection of unique gifts. FULL
Heavenly Handspinning (Team Heavenly Handspinning Spinners Group) makes fine affordable solid wood spinning tools.
Kromski North America (Team Kromski) imports and distributes spinning wheels, looms and accessories from Poland.
Island Yarn & Art Supplies (Team Island Yarn & Art Supplies Aloha Spinners) is a complete fiber retail store. We offer classes in knitting, crocheting, weaving and spinning. We sell all materials and supplies to support fiber artists.
Trading Post Fiber (Team Trading Post Spinners) is a yarn and fiber shop in Pendleton, Indiana. We specialize in wonderful fibers for spinners, spinning wheels, looms, yarn and workshops. Join our team!
Yarn Barn of Kansas (Team Yarn Barn of Kansas Twisters) is based in Lawrence Kansas for the past forty five years! Weaving, spinning, knitting, and crochet—we have fantastic staff that can answer equipment and technical fiberarts questions. Our store is open daily and we ship mail order all over the country. FULL
Three Oaks Knits (Team Three Oaks Knits Iowa Spinners) is a helpful haven for knitters, crocheters, spinners, weavers, and tatters. High quality yarn and tools in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Woolery (Team The Woolery) is a locally-owned fiber arts business located in the heart of Central Kentucky. Established in 1980, current owners Wave and Perri McFarland have grown the business to include over 10,000 items. We carry budget and high-end wheels, looms, spindles, and every type of fiber you can imagine! We also carry all the accessories and manuals to help hone your craft, and teach classes in groups or one-on-one settings as well. FULL
Cloverhill Yarn Shop (Team Cloverhill Yarn Shop) is a community minded group in Catonsville, Maryland, with a focus on building relationships while skill building.
WEBS (Team WEBS) is a family-owned (second generation) yarn store located in Northampton, Massachusetts. Our business includes retail and online sales of fiber, yarn, tools & books with great discounts every day.
Cross Wind Farm (Team Cross Wind Spinners) raises purebred and crossbred long wool sheep on a quiet farm in central Michigan. We provide breed- and sheep-specific raw fleeces, roving, and yarn to the fiber community both natural color and hand dyed. Cross Wind Farm is all about spinning from the raw! PREPAID
Gate House Fiber Arts (Team Gate House Fiber Arts Spinners) offer’s weekly, weekend workshops in spinning, dying, felting, pin looms, tapestry,rigid heddle, floor loom weaving. A teacher is on staff everyday to help you with your questions. Wheels, looms of all kinds (small & large) are on the floor at all times. A teaching and fiber artist friendly working studio.
Michigan’s Heritage Park (Team Michigan’s Heritage Park Spinners) is a living history park in Whitehall, Michigan that is a part of the Lakeshore Museum Center. We present 10,000 years of Michigan History to visitors. This includes our 1830’s Settlers Cabin where we do fiber arts demos. Our goal is to be a participatory museum where visitors are invited to try various activities with our staff.
Happy Fuzzy Yarn (Team Happy Fuzzy Yarn) makes yarn and fiber for people who really love yarn, and by “love” I mean “want to roll around naked in.”
Heritage Spinners and Weavers (Team Heritage Spinners) offers tools, classes and an exceptional “help desk” in Lake Orion. You’ll feel at home on your first visit! All major looms and wheels. Lots of roving and yarn. Certified Louet dealer. FULL
Threadbender Yarn Shop (Team Threadbender’s Rockin’ Bobbins) is a retail yarn and equipment store in Wyoming, MI, that has been in business for over 32 years.
Yarn Hollow (Team Yarn Hollow Nutty Coconuts) is a hand-dyed fiber, yarn, and fabric company located in West Michigan. Specializing a wide range of colors from the most delicate pastel to very intense, saturated hue and everything in between. FULL
Sue’s Soft Stuff (Team Sue’s Stupendous Spinners) is a Yarn and Craft store featuring local alpaca product and handmade items from crafters that liver near the store. Free one-on-one training. FULL
The Natural Twist (Team Natural Twist) is a small fiber arts company offering custom mill services, fiber, yarn, natural and acid dyes and all the necessary and fun items that go along creating with fiber. Our experience includes raising the animals, judging sheep and fleeces, attending festivals, processing wool and wool blends. Let’s get those wheels tuned and ready for Spinzilla! PREPAID/FULL
The Yarn Store at Nob Hill (Team The Yarn Store Spinsters of Nob Hill) is a full service yarn and fiber store in the fun neighborhood of Nob Hill in Albuquerque. We carry yarn, roving, accessories, and canvas work. Free expert help and open knitting!
Countrywool (Team Countrywool) is located on a country road in beautiful upstate New York, we stock natural fiber yarns, needles, original Countrywool patterns, soaps, hand balms, spinning wheels and fibers from our local area. Most of our inventory is available on-line.
Echoview (Team Echoview Revolutionaries) is an innovative fiber processing and manufacturing hub that’s a catalyst for connecting community with commerce. We deliver products and services that fuel the American spirit of hard work and self-expression. FULL
Gate City Yarns (Team Gate City Gang) is a retail brick-and-mortar shop with yarns, looms, spinning and felting fibers, wheel rentals, and classes to teach fiber crafts of all sorts.
Three Waters Farm (Team Three Waters Farm) hand dyes wool roving spinning fiber in dazzling colorways to make your projects spectacularly unique! FULL
614 Knit Studio (Team 614 Knit Studio Spinners) provides a gathering place for the knitters and crocheters of central Ohio that fosters a welcoming fiber-centric community through classes and events. We will also fill a critical gap in providing an educational support system for those who buy supplies online and at fiber festivals. Although our primary focus is education and events, we will offer yarn, needles, and notions for all of our classes and events.
Black Locust Farm (Team Black Locust Farm/Medina Spinning Guild) is a yarn shop in a SMALL town knitting crochet spinning dyeing and some weaving. The Medina Spinning & Weaving Guild is group dedicated to the art of spinning and weaving.
Alexandra’s Crafts (Team Alexandrascrafts) is an independent hand dyed yarn and fiber company nestled in the Williamette Valley in Central Oregon. We specialize in making small batches of the highest quality colors! Come see what we have to offer! FULL
Knot Another Hat (Team Knot Another Hat), is your home for all things fiber in the Columbia River Gorge! PREPAID/FULL
The Web-sters (Team Team Websters) is celebrating our 33rd year in business in Ashland, OR, where we sell a wonderful variety of knitting yarn, spinning fibers and supplies, weaving supplies, as well as amazing art to wear from US artists. PREPAID/FULL
Darn Yarn Needles and Thread (Team Darn Yarn Spinners) is a small LYS that specializes in American made yarns and supplies for crocheters, knitters, spinners, weavers, and a few fiber arts in between.
Dyed in the Wool (Team Dyed in the Wool with Three Sheep) is ready to spin for 2016! Dyed in the Wool offers expert tuition and supplies for knitting, weaving, spinning and crochet. PREPAID.
Flying Fibers (Team Flying Fibers Spindolls) specializes in fibers and yarns from Great Britain including their own North American Wensleydale products, Wensleydale Sheepshop, Erika Knight, Fyberspates, Toft, and Rowan. We have the largest selection of roving in Central Pennsylvania including products from our own flock.
Ross Farm (Team The Ross Farm’s Farmers and Friends Pennsylvania) raises several breeds of Heritage and Rare Breed sheep on the farm and produces natural color, breed specific, and minimally processed roving, yarn and fiber products for sale at fiber fests across the USA. FULL
LYDIA Yarn (Team LYDIA Yarn’s Spinning in the South) creates luxury yarn and fiber hand dyed in small batches in Summerville, SC.
Happy Ewe (Team Happy Ewe Fab Funky Fibers) is a LYS just outside of Austin specializing in spinning. We have wheels galore to test and take home, plus an enormous amount of fiber to make ewe happy.
Hill Country Weavers (Team Hill Country Weavers) started 35 years ago in a very small space with a little bit of yarn, a small loom, and a very BIG dream. Located in Austin, the store has grown to be a Texas destination for all things fiber, filled with yarn made close to home as well as around the world.
Yarnorama (Team Yarnorama Ya Ya’s) is a Playground for the Fiber Obsessed in Paige! You’ll find beautiful yarns, fibers, spinning and fiber tools of all kinds, weaving looms and supplies, felting fibers and so much more. We love to share our knowledge and passion for all things fiber related! FiberObsessions hand-dyed yarns and fibers sold here exclusively. PREPAID/FULL
Allons-y! fiber arts (Team Allons-y! fiber arts) specializes in hand dyed custom blended fibers for spinners, felters and other crafters. Most color ways are repeatable. FULL
Strauch (Team Strauch’s Knotty Ladies) is focused on educating folks in the wonderful world of fiber processing. We want to show them that it can be enjoyable and creative. We do all this by making a full line of drum carders, swift/skeinwinders, and ball winders that are well designed, durable, and fun to use. PREPAID/FULL
Edgewood Garden Studio (Team Edgewood Garden Studio) offers fine handspun yarns, hand painted roving, and carded batts from the hands of Ilga Jansons. FULL
Ewe and I (Team Ewe and I Spin Together) is a local yarn store with yarn, fiber, notions, classes, coffee, cheese, and much more.
Paradise Fibers (Team Paradise Fibers Spinners) is a family owned and operated fiber arts store. Their overwhelmingly large inventory is available online and in person at their historic brick building located blocks away from downtown Spokane, WA. You will find name brand yarns and fiber from all over the world as well as local indie dyers. They support local designers and even make their own Revolution Spinning Wheel. Paradise Fibers’ knowledgeable staff will help you find the perfect yarn, fiber, wheel, loom, and tools for your projects. Fast shipping, quality products, and friendly staff are just some of the reasons you will quickly be calling Paradise Fibers your own personal LYS. FULL
Fox Valley Spinning Guild (Team Fox Valley Spinning Guild Spinners) is dedicated to the fiber arts. We have felters, knitters, weavers, crocheters, rug hookers and much more. We teach and we learn.
Mielke’s Fiber Arts (Team Mielke) is located in the bucolic rolling hills of south central Wisconsin, it has been serving fiber artists worldwide since 1997. FULL
Foxglove Fiberarts Supply (Team Foxglove – Ashford) is the USA Distributor for Ashford Spinning Wheels, Weaving Looms & New Zealand fibers. Based in Washington. FULL
Hand Spinning News (Team Hand Spinning News) is a monthly collection of all things spinning-related from around the web. Blog posts, tips, tutorials, news, pattern suggestions, UK events and fun. Based in Leicestershire, UK. PREPAID/FULL
Louet North America (Team Louet North America) is the wholesale distributor of Louet spinning, carding and weaving equipment, Purl & Loop, fiber, yarn and now Kollage knitting needles. Based in Canada. FULL
PLY (Team Ply Magazine) is a magazine for spinners — our mission is to be a primary source of spinning knowledge, technique, and opinion. We’re here to be an ongoing encyclopedia of spinning knowledge for your spinning journey. Based in Missouri. FULL
Spin-Off (Team Spin-Off) Spin-Off has been dedicated to connecting, teaching, and inspiring handspinners for nearly 40 years. Through Spin-Off magazine, Spinning Daily, and our books and videos, we are proud to support the spinning community. Based in Colorado. FULL
Treenway Silks (Team Treenway Silks) is your silk experts & hand-dye specialists—Forever in Silk. TreenwaySilks.com offers fiber artists a rainbow of hand-dyed yarns, fibers, threads & ribbons. Based in Colorado.
Weavolution (Team Weavolution) is an online community for weavers, spinners, and dyers. Based in Newmarket, UK.
Yarn Crush (Team The Yarn Crushers) is a subscription box with at least 100g of premium yarn along with knitting and crochet patterns, any notions you need to make them, and bonus gifts. Treat your yarn stash to something special and get inspired with new project ideas, all while saving money! What could be better than that? Based in Canada.
Zuzu Beans Fibers (Team Zuzu Beans and Blue Moon’s Twisted Spinners) Homemade batts, yarns, felted pieces for newborn photography props, and I even make lanolin based body products!!!! Based in Illinois. PREPAID/FULL