If you're on Instagram I'm sure you've been seeing the posts about FibreShare. Have you been wondering what it is? This is my second round participating in FibreShare and well if your not familiar with it and you're just not quite sure what all the hubbub is about let me catch you up.
FibreShare is a wonderful way to make new yarny friends and add some new yarns to your stash. Maybe some you've never tried before.
FibreShare started in 2015 as a swap between a small group of friends and has continued to grow ever since to the tune of 3,222 participants this last round. Pioneered by Ashley Thurman and Beth Meyer, FibreShare is an international yarn swap. Every few months, sign-ups are opened up for fiber-lovers of all crafts, skill level and fiber philosophy.
After you sign up you're matched with two partners: one person you send to and one person sends to you. After you’ve received your partner info email you can introduce yourself and start learning about your partner’s yarny pleasures. What is their favorite color or fiber to work with? Who is their favorite dyer? Is there a yarn they've been drooling over but haven't tried yet? Once you get to know your partner it's time to start putting a package together for them. You’re required to send at least 200 grams of yarn and/or fiber by the shipping deadline specified at the beginning of each round. You can purchase the yarn and/or fiber or get it from your stash as long as it’s something your partner would love. And if you like you can add little extras like more yarn and/or fiber, project bags, knitting needles/crochet hooks, treats, tea, etc., or not. You can add as little or as much as you like as long as your package contains at least 200 grams of fiber goodness. Your second partner will also be curating a package for you. And as fun as it is to receive your FibreShare package the real fun is the friendships you make.
So if this sounds like fun to you keep an eye on the FibreShare website for when the next round opens up. If you are a fiber enthusiast and love making yarny new friends you're going to love FibreShare.