Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This week it's all been about scrapping fibre for the 1st UK Scraps Swap!

Inspired by the Scraps Swap Group on Ravelry I decided to see if there were enough people in the UK interested in a scraps swap. We had 28 people in this first swap and over 5kg of fibre.

I gradually worked my way through scrapping all the fibre by doing 8 braids a day, and just had a few left Monday lunchtime.

I then started making up scrap bags, and once I started I got through all 28 quite quickly. I then got them all packed up and labelled and off to all the participants of the swap!

Here are my scraps, I have split every scrap into 2 pieces and have 2 bags ready to make a 2ply yarn. It has been such a successful swap we have decided to do it all over again, although I'm not hosting it this time!


Freyalyn said...

Looks like great fun - I'll be interested to see what comes of it.

Caroline M said...

I have my first skein hanging to dry. I'm not sure now whether my idea was such a good one but never mind.

Thank you Jo, this looks like a lot of work to me, never mind that you can do it in front of the tv because that's knitting time.

Marianne said...

What fun!
I'm hoping the participants will come by here and leave links to show what they've done... hinthintnudgenudge... :^)

KimK said...

Wow -- what an undertaking! It must have been fun, though, to receive and sort and handle all that fiber/fibre!

Artis-Anne said...

Thanks Jo you have inspired us all :)
I might even get my blog going again in honour of the event ;)

Shani said...

Brilliant idea..