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Friday, February 19, 2010

Humanity Handspun

Have you heard about Humanity Handspun? In their own words,
Humanity Handspun seeks to raise funds to assist in the immediate and ongoing medical & nutritional needs of the people of Haiti and other broad human tragedies.

The way it works is spinners offer their handspun yarn for sale and $5 from each hank sold will be donated to an organization working for Haiti Relief, currently Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the UN World Food Programme. Tina Whitmore of KnitWhits has put this together and she's been spreading the word through channels like Facebook and Ravelry.

Tina has been receiving yarn from spinners in preparation for the first public showing for HH at Stitches West. Among the yarn for sale will be my handspun Beat the Blahs, 290 yds of 3 ply fingering weight yarn.

Beat the Blahs: hand dyed fiber -> 3-ply handspun

If you're going to Stitches West, stop by Tina's booth to see her patterns and kits as well as the Humanity Handspun yarn. If you're interested in selling your handspun through HH, visit the Humanity Handspun web site for more information.

Humanity Handspun & KnitWhits
Stitches West
February 25-28
Booth 96 (facing WEBS along the right wall as you enter the hall)

You can read about the the transformation from blank canvas to cheery 3 ply in this blog post.

Mother MacKenzie's Miracle Dye Mix and Louet Superwash Wool

Applying dye


Superwash Merino singles

Beat the Blahs: hand dyed fiber -> 3-ply handspun

Beat the Blahs swatch

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  • Love your handspun, Janice & you are so sweet to donate all these hours of work to help Haiti. Good luck to you & Humanity Handspun wiht this project!!!

    By Blogger spinnity, at 2/19/2010 7:28 PM  

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