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Welcome to the
French Hand Spun Yarn Exhibition


GRAND HALL
exhibitions list

Send us pictures of your treasures after choosing an exhibition. Please follow the instructions below each theme. We will exhibit your works of art either temporarily or permanently depending on the exhibitions you have chosen.

 

PERMANENT EXHIBITIONS
 
The Art Yarns
Here are presented the Art Yarns, handmade, unique, creative, they will make you enter the Handspinning World.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in its original format, a description of the yarn, the name or title, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
What do we make with them?
Good question isn't it? What can one create with such beauties? Here you will see the "before/after" pictures. "Before" when the yarn is freshly spun and "After" when the garment or object has been knitted / crocheted / woven / created.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 2 very clear pictures in the original format, a description of the yarn, the name or title of the project, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
The very first Handspun
Let us watch with tenderness, surprise or chock, each of these very first handspun yarn either using a spinning wheel or spindle.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in he original format, a description of the yarn, the name or title, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   

Lace Yarns with a scale
Handspinners can sometimes produce spider webs! Let us admire their marvels, with an object for the scale, like internationally known tooth picks, pens, matches.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in the original format, a description of the yarn, the name or title, the object used as a scale, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.

   
The effects of plying
Plying 2 yarns together allows the spinner to create amazing textures, what they call knots, beehives, coils or super-coils, seashells or any other gismos. There are numerous methods for plying, as Navajo, Andean, cable, 2, 3, 4, 5 ply.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in he original format, a description of the plying method, the name or title, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
Playing with colors
Most spinners have a passion for colors and have tried to dye their own fibers or yarns using different methods such as: natural dyeing, food coloring, zipped plastic bags, stock pots, micro-wave, on the bobbin, etc.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear pictures of the dyeing process and another picture of the result both in the original format, a description of the dyeing method, the name or title of the project, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
The killing trick
If you have got a secret, the best trick ever which makes everybody go Wow! Here is your exhibition, send us your pix!!! With years of practice or simply by mistake we sometimes discover something that will transform the basic into a treasure.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in he original format, a description of your trick, the name or title, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
The atmosphere
Spinners often take amazingly beautiful and artistic pictures of their fibers, their dyeing cessions, their workshop. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of their "spinning room", in the warmth of their passion.
SUBMISSION: Please send us 1 very clear picture in the original format, a title and description of the scene, the wheel/spindle used, your name, the name of your brand/site/blog and its url address.
   
   
TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
   
Spin me a treasure: the swapped  skeins
This is an exhibition of the yarns spun by the participants of the International Swap "Spin me a treasure" organized by Tricotin.com in Winter 2006. . Around 80 spinners from 9 different countries have taken part in this adventure. They had to spin a 100gr skein to send it to their swapee. The yarns are simply amazing.
SUBMISSION: Only open to the "Spin me a treasure" participants.
   
Spin me a treasure: Best Creation Contest
All swapees of the Spin me a treasure project are able to take part in the Best Creation Contest. Here are the picture of the skein knitted, crocheted, woven etc.
SUBMISSION: Only open to the "Spin me a treasure" participants.
   
   
WHO ARE THE ARTISTS?
   

The Artists
Here you will find the list of artists who are currently exhibiting at the Museum in alphabetical order. They have contributed to the creation of this project with their wonderful pictures.
If you are a spinner yourself and if you are wishing to exhibit your art,  please contact us!

   
   

 

 
 

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If you are interested in Handspinning, please visit our :

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forum very active and 100% creativ dedicated to handspinning and fiber dyeing.

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boutique of handspun yarns created especially for Tricotin.com

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handspinners accessories section, from the very basic spindles to the XXIst century Spinning Wheels, as well as our  carding equipment (hand carders, drum carders) and our gorgeous dyes...