Jun 13

The Fiber Binder Club on Ravelry is getting together a team for the Tour de Fleece.  This team is for the Fiber Binder Club members, so if you would like to join us, please consider joining the Fiber Binder Club.  There are just a few new spots available in the Fiber Binder Club, so join soon, or there won’t be any spot left.

What is the Fiber Binder Club?  Rather than just send you to the FBC page on the Dyed in the Wool website, I’ll explain it to you here for those of you who do not know.

The Fiber Binder Club is a limited-membership fiber club aimed at spinners and those people who are interested in increasing their knowledge base about all those wonderful natural fibers from sheep, goats, camelids, bunnies, silk worms, plants, etc.  Members will get a binder, divider labels, and each month, they will receive a sheet all about that particular fiber.  On the sheet will be a color picture of the source of the fiber, all sorts of information, a history of the breed/plant and three samples of the fiber – one raw, one washed and the third one with enough of the fiber for members to spin for themselves and attach to the sheet.

We are looking for the finest types of these fibers to help those members with their own searches for fleeces and processed fibers.  We have lined up several breeders already in anticipation of this club and we are having so much fun putting it all together.  And once a year, we will be sending out something very special for you to try.

If you are interested in joining this Fiber Binder Club, please email us at dyedinthewoolbiz@yahoo.com.  Like we said, we are limiting the number of members to something doable by us in a timely fashion and to give everyone enough fiber to spin a decent-sized sample to test it and record their thoughts on it.

The price for each membership is either $10 per month, or if you want to pay for one year up front, the cost is $110 per year, so you get one month for free – all payable through Paypal.  If you do not have a Paypal account, you can pay with your credit card through their services as well.  The price includes everything – the binder, the dividers, the samples and information sheet each month, enough fiber to spin a sample up for your own testing, and the shipping costs to get it there.  The only thing is that this price is for the continental US only.  If you live outside the US, please contact me, and we’ll see how much the additional postage would be to ship this to you each month.

Each month, about the first of the month, I will send an invoice to those who are on the monthly plan to make their payment and as soon as it has been posted, their new month’s package will be shipped.  For those who pay up front for the entire year, we will automatically ship the package on or about the 1st of the month.

Does this sound intriguing to you?  Just email us to get on the list, and you’ll begin leaning about and playing with some fibers that you might never have had the chance to work with before.    And no matter when you begin the club, you will start with Month 1 so there is no missing out on any of the wonderful fibers that have already gone out to members who have been with us longer.

And, then join us on Ravelry and sign up for Team FBC for the Tour de Fleece beginning June 29th and going through July 21st.  The more, the merrier!!