Tour de Fleece 2013: Team Nevermore

tdf 2013

Hi there! This is the official page for our Tour de Fleece [TdF] team of 2013, Team Nevermore – you can find a team roster, links to all the important posts, and the prizes all listed here. I’ll also post up the “rules” such as they are, and some images for you to steal and use in your TdF posts and around the net!
BIG thanks to StarAthena, who started this whole thing in 2006, for giving us permission to do our own thing and use her graphics. She’s the bomb and super smart for thinking this up in the first place!

This year, the Tour de Fleece starts Saturday June 29 and runs until Sunday July 21nd, 2013.

Guidelines (NOT RULES):

* Spin every day the Tour rides, if possible. Saturday June 29th through Sunday July 21st. Days of rest: Monday July 8th and Monday July 15th. (Just like the actual tour.)

* Spin something challenging on the challenge day (usually the toughest high mountain stage: this year, it’s Stage 18, on Thursday, July 18th, when they climb Alpe d’Huez twice.

* Take a button if you want one. Then we can use the button on our blogs in show of solidarity.

* Wear yellow on Sunday July 21st to announce victory. Why not wear yellow on any day you feel particularly successful? (Yellow is the color of the race leader in the Tour – but here we are all ‘race leaders’)

* Other colors if desired: Green (sprinter – think FAST), Polka-dot (climber – as in uphill), and white (rookie)

And most importantly: challenge yourself, but HAVE FUN. That’s what this is ALL about! I plan to share as many pics and posts about my progress as possible, both to keep myself accountable and to encourage others. Your blog posts will also get linked here if you share them with me!

image courtesy of StarAthena, http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com

image courtesy of StarAthena, http://keeponknittinginthefreeworld.blogspot.com

All posts about the Tour de Fleece can be found with the “tour de fleece” tag on this blog:

The original announcement page where folks pledged to join in:

On Facebook, you can play along on the event page:


  1. Wae of Tempting Ewe Yarns
  2. Rebecca of Not So Shabby Chic
  3. Heather of knitsbyheather
  4. Elinor H
  5. Crystal of Star and Crossbones
  6. LeAndra of Created by ElsieB
  7. Stephanie B of Halaylah
  8. Wendi, Fibre and Wonder
  9. Kristin of DreamSpun Fiber
  10. Lindsay H
  11. Chrissy of The Pink Woobie
  12. Ashley T-M
  13. Stephanie M
  14. Lady Kae of Snallygaster fame
  15. Patti R
  16. Melanie B of EweWearEms
  17. Kelly of Felting Sunshine
  18. Lucy of PearHug Studio
  19. Monica of Craftwich
  20. Rachel of OnTheRound
  21. Ann of Twin Mommy Creations
  22. Shannon of The Spun Monkey
  23. Kymberli M
  24. Elysa of 222 Handspun
  25. Knitty Lizzy of California Custom Crafts
  26. Luna of Blueball Mountain Spindle and Needleworks
  27. Esther of Starfiber Studio
  28. Alina S of Fleeced [Alimar Designs]
  29. Dayna M of Madison Wool
  30. Stacy S of Lush Fibers
  31. Lis of A and N Accessories
  32. Megan L of Fluff du Jour
  33. Rhonda J of Spun Jewells Yarn and Fiber
  34. Vickie C of Hooked On Handmade
  35. Mayisha S-J of Zebisis Designs
  36. Ange Monti
  37. Adele M from Looliemom Fiber Arts
  38. MommaKo
  39. noahsoma
  40. Anna H of ThisGoodLife
  41. Denelle of MotherMoonPads
  42. Rose from Alpacaboose Farm
  43. Tania A
  44. Deki
  45. Theresa of KnitsInPublic
  46. Linda of Rainbow Rapunzel
  47. Renee S
  48. Rebecca P of Sittin’ and Spinnin’
  49. Victoria M
  50. Maya of The Makings of a Maya
  51. George C of Heirloom Handknits
  52. Carrie P of Unraveled Designs
  53. Mary C [MadWoolers Division!]
  54. Sandy R [and the sheep!] of Homestead Wool
  55. Elizabeth S of Hobbledehoy Yarn + Fiber
  56. Nancy Pearl
  57. Carol K of Hidden Hill Farm Alpacas
  58. Daphne H of SixFingeredKitty Fiber Arts
  59. Leslie A [MadWoolers Division!]
  60. Pam B of Pam’s Fiber/Dream Come True Farm [also a MadWooler!]
  61. Adele F
  62. Candy Hargett of Calluna Farm Studios
  63. Yvonne of Reverie Farm
  64. Karla VM
  65. Kate W
  66. Sue G of Daisy Hill Farm
  67. Peggy B of Bohemian Gypsy Studio
  68. Jolene M
  69. Lelah O of FableFibers
  70. Corrine W
  71. Taneli C of Taneliearth Creations
  72. Rose D
  73. Julia M of Nest ‘n’ Home
  74. Beth of FiberWytch
  75. Renee F
  76. Mary of Camaj Fiber Arts
  77. Melissa of Wild Hare Fiber Studio
  78. Deborah C of La Sirene et Le Corbeau

And your Team Captain, Christiane K of Threeravens Fiber Studio!


Pastel Rainbow Spinners Pack
A Pastel Rainbow Spinner’s Pack from OnTheRound Yarn and Fiber
[see an example of what one can do here: http://www.ontheround.com/2013/06/handspun-self-striping-2-ply-yarn.html

Sock Yarn by EweWearEms on Etsy

EweWearEms is offering one 4oz hand dyed Merino braid of her choosing, and additionally a hand-dyed skein of her super-colorful sock yarn, which will be Winner’s Choice from any listed in her shop at the time. So awesome!

ArtBatts by hobbledehoy on Etsy

Hobbledehoy Yarn + Fibers has volunteered one of her amazing ArtBatts as a prize for this year’s TdF! It will be her choice of batt, but trust me, they’re all *amazing!*


222 Handspun is offering a fantastic Loose Fiber Pack as a prize – these are great for breaking a spinner out of the rut, or for adding interest to one’s carded preparations. These are some of my favorite mixed packs to spin right out of the bag!


Sittin’ n’ Spinnin’ has a great prize for the Team – a 4 oz braid of the Winner’s choice from her shop!

george crawford

Heirloom Handknits is offering a Winner’s choice of a 4 oz dyed Merino braid, how lovely, or if the winner prefers, 4oz of custom rolags in the winner’s choice of colors!

zebisis gc

Zebisis Design is generously offering a $50 gift certificate to her shop of luxury lovelies!

Pams Fiber Creations has offered a natural Romney Batt with various hand dyed locks, silk and angelina. Included is a small handspun sample skein of how the batt will spin up. She also included a copy of her “Itty Bitty” book of “The Year In The Life Of A Spinner” – a small book filled with projects created by Pam, very inspirational!

ashley batt
A SO SOFT Angora blend batt from Ashley Thomas-Mason, who has no shop but generously offered a prize to Team Nevermore. Guaranteed to make you cry, her Angora bunnies have the softest fiber!

Star N Crossbones
A beautiful handmade Shawl Pin from Star & Crossbones – http://www.starncrossbones.com/!

SO many things from Lush Fibers – http://www.lushfiberfarm.com/! The motherlode: 4 oz pack of alpaca roving, 6 oz pack of alpaca roving, 1oz dyed bamboo, lavender sachets, three packs of dyed mohair locks, stitch markers, beads, drop spindle kit (book & spindle), 5 oz dyed bamboo. All amazing.

handspun yarn
A beautiful handspun yarn from Blueball Mountain Spindles and Needleworks – https://www.facebook.com/BlueballMountainSpindleandNeedleworks

Glorious fiber batts from Babester Arts – https://www.facebook.com/BabesterArts [photo forthcoming]

Tempting Ewe Batts
TWO lovely fiber batts from Tempting Ewe Yarns – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tempting-Ewe-Yarns-Inc/131626400354138

Taneliearth is generously offering several items from his shop – a four oz braid of hand painted fiber or 2oz art batt; and a 2oz braid of hand painted Mulberry Silk. There’s also a special surprise challenge batt – inspiration and circumstances to win to be announced!
www.etsy.com/shop/Taneliearth [photos forthcoming]

TdF prize elsieb
A lovely hand-dyed braid of fiber for spinning will be coming from Created by ElsieB – https://www.etsy.com/shop/CreatedbyElsieB

MadWool Team Batt
TEAM COLOR fiber batts are on the way from Madison Wool – http://madisonwool.com/! What’s our team colors? Well, bright yellow and hot pink, of course.

ashley batt
A SO SOFT Angora blend batt from Ashley Thomas-Mason, who has no shop but generously offered a prize to Team Nevermore. Guaranteed to make you cry, her Angora bunnies have the softest fiber!

Unraveled Designs by Carrie
Carrie of Unraveled Designs is offering up a vivid and colorful batt as a prize! https://www.facebook.com/UnraveledDesignsByCarrie?fref=ts

A batt chosen expressly for the winner from Megan of FluffduJour! https://www.etsy.com/shop/fluffdujour

Fiber batts have been generously offered by Spun Jewells Yarn and Fiber – http://www.facebook.com/spunjewells [photo forthcoming]

And even more prizes to come! AMAZING prizes await!


Large Team Nevermore image: http://i2.wp.com/www.threeravens.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/tdf-2013.jpg
Tour de Fleece yellow image [credit goes to StarAthena]: http://i2.wp.com/www.threeravens.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/LeTourdeFleece.jpg


ALL posts pertaining to Tour de Fleece: https://www.threeravens.net/tag/tour-de-fleece/

Original announcement of team: https://www.threeravens.net/2013/05/25/tour-de-fleece-2013-with-team-nevermore-aka-threeravens-and-friends/

About prizes and where we state our individual goals: https://www.threeravens.net/2013/06/26/tdf-2013-how-does-this-all-work/

Posts from Team Members, and from other places about us:

…more posts will be added as they happen! This is the place where everything is gathered for posterity. 🙂


  • Reply
    June 11, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Hurray! For some reason rosters always amuse me. 😉

  • Reply
    Chrissy Bell (@thepinkwoobie)
    June 11, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    What an amazing group of people! I’m psyched!

  • Reply
    June 26, 2013 at 12:25 am

    I’m trying to sign up for this, but there is no comment box under the original post for me. Is it too late.

    • Reply
      Xiane K
      June 26, 2013 at 12:33 am

      It’s not too late! I don’t know why you’re not getting a comment box there, but I got this, and that’s good enough for me. I’ll add you to the Team! 🙂

      • Reply
        June 26, 2013 at 12:44 am

        Yay! Thank you! I just got my first drop spindle two weeks ago and my friend Rhonda asked me to do this with her. I’m going to wait to start my first spin until after the event starts. I’ll be a true rookie. LOL my first name is Ange :~)

        • Reply
          Xiane K
          June 26, 2013 at 11:03 pm

          YAY! You will get special cheering, as a newbie – I’m so honored to have you on the team, Ange!

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    Anna 紬アンナ (@thisgoodlife)
    June 26, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Woooo! Me me me, I am Team Nevermore! SPIN ALL THE THINGS! I told Eric about it and he asks, “Does teaching me how to spin count as anything?” <3 <3 <3 <3

    • Reply
      Xiane K
      June 26, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Wooohooo! Eric is SUCH a keeper, btw – of course, you knew that 😉

  • Reply
    Candy Hargett
    June 28, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    SignMe Up.. Looks like Fun..

  • Reply
    June 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    If it isn’t too late to join, sign me up, please!

  • Reply
    Renee Finney
    June 30, 2013 at 2:52 am

    I want to play…signed up for the newsletter…does that sign me up for the tour?

  • Reply
    July 3, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Hi Christiane! Could I possibly be listed under my Facebook fan page instead, since it is more fibery than my blog? (I don’t have a fibery blog atm, though I probably will eventually.) It is: https://www.facebook.com/fiberwytch
    🙂 Thanks!

    • Reply
      Xiane K
      July 3, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Absolutely! Making the change now – though I’m glad I had the blog at first, because now I’m subscribed to it 😉

  • Reply
    July 3, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Thanks! *g* And I’m very glad you found the blog, too!

  • Reply
    July 8, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Is it just me, or does this page not have the “tour de fleece” tag? 😉 It doesn’t show up in the results when I click the tag link…

    • Reply
      Xiane K
      July 10, 2013 at 11:35 am

      Because it’s a “page” and not a “post” it doesn’t support tags. Which is poop. But you can always find it at the top, under “Events” – which is where it will stay until Tour de Fleece next year, I promise 🙂

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