GWW Spinzilla 2016

From Compendum Caidis
Jump to: navigation, search
Spinzilla banner.jpg
The Team Banner - "We spin"
Location: Great Western War 2016
Date: 10/05-10/09/2018

Event Staff

About Spinzilla

Spinzilla 2016 - "Spinzilla is a world-wide spinning event where competing teams and individuals challenge each other to see who can spin the most yarn in a week! Although the competition lasts only a week, many teams and individuals are already training, preparing their fiber and monstering up their spinning skills."

Hedgehog Handworks GWW Spinners (Spinzilla 2016)

On-site Spinners

At-home Spinners

Guest Spinners

More Information

Once again, SCA spinners and friends will gather at Great Western War 2016 to participate as a team in the world-wide Spinzilla activity in October. (At-home spinners will also be contributing their efforts to Hedgehog Handworks GWW Spinners' total yardage.)

The GWW Spinzilla 2016 team is sponsored by Hedgehog Handworks, purveyors of needlecraft supplies to various historical re-enactment communities, including the SCA, since 1987.

Our Goal

From Mistress Astra: "What Matters Most"
Let me let you in on a secret. Our team is not going to win Spinzilla. We’re not going to even come close. And that’s ok. There are some teams - highly competitive - with experienced spinners who spin all day, every day. Last year’s winning team, each spinner averaged 4 miles of yarn! We are not going to beat that team.
What we are going to do is:

  • Challenge ourselves with individual goals that are realistic for us. Goals that push us a bit to improve in our craft, but not goals that set us up for failure.
  • We are going to support each other, help other team members meet their goals, and celebrate their successes.
  • We are going to share our enthusiasm for spinning with others. We are going to teach new spinners.
  • We are going to enjoy time with our friends and families. And we’re going to do other things that we love.
  • We are not going to use Spinzilla as an excuse to let things go, like doing the dishes and making the bed. Unless you want to, then that’s ok.
  • Mostly, we are going to smile, and laugh, and have a good time.

Fiber Arts Classes at GWW 2016

Please visit 2016 Fiber Arts Classes to see the "Fiber Arts" track (and lots of other classes as well!)

Fiber Totals

Spinner Fiber Type(s) Spun Yardage (to date)
Baroness Arianwen Megan McBride of Arainn 1308 yds
Magistra Astra Christiana Benedict Superfine Merino 2371.5 yds
Mistress Astridhr Selr Leifsdottir Various colors 952.75 yds
Baroness Beathog nic Dhonnchaidh 820.8 yds
Lady Borgunna Varsdottir 68 yds
Her Royal Highness, Crown Princess Bridget 2 yds
Debbie Bartle 5 skeins 1623 yds
Lady Delphine de Montaillou Variegated yellow-lavender wool 570 yds
THLady Éadaoin Chruitire Purple wool 1703 yds
Lady Elspeth Colquhoun 7 yds
Mistress Ellyn of Tanwayour 703 yds
Mistress Fionnghuala de Buchanan Variegated red wool 152.25 yds
Laura Bruns Wray Purple Wensleydale 130 yds
Lady Lettice Blythe White wool 420 yds
Dame Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios Black wool 15 yds
the lady Maedb Hawkins Mix of fibers, including cotton-silk blend (yellow), super-fine merino (turquoise),
finn, alpaca, optim, in grease romney.
1176 yds
Baroness Magge Shaw Rose shades wool 689 yds
THL Mariam Albarran Multicolored 242 yds
Mistress Marielle de Rivage du Corbeau, OL (West) 338 yds
Mistress Mary Taran of Glastonbury Shetland sock yarn 1760 yds
Michael Woody Multi-colored yarns 2681 yds
THL Muirenn ingen Ailella Cream, brown and grey wool 169 yds
Dame Richenda Elizabeth Coffin Red wool 1396 yds
Mistress Thea Gabrielle Northernridge 39 yds
Baroness Therese of the White Griffin White, grey and black wool 832 yds


Fibers Spun



Share your memories of Spinzilla 2016!

Go back Current Year Go forward
Events 2015 Events 2016 Events 2017

Events of Caid
Events: 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Event Types: Tournament, War, Collegium, Revel, Court, Arts & Sciences Competition

Other Information: Results