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Help fill the Yarn Museum galleries with your beautiful handspun yarn images!
(For galleries that are now up, see the gallery index.)

The Yarn Museum joyfully requests that all spinners and those who work with handspun yarn submit their (jpeg file) pictures of handspun yarn for display in any online Galleries or Shows. (Some shows are also open to those who knit, crochet, weave or use handspun yarn in their work.) It's free and open to all, whether you just started spinning today or have been at it for 95 years. All images submitted will be included. Tell everyone! Here's a link to some different buttons. Right click on the button below to save to your computer and feel free to post all over the world. ;)

my yarn hangs at the yarn museum
You may submit your yarn pictures (jpeg images, resized to whatever the category requests, please) in many categories. For now, please submit just one per show or gallery, unless more images are mentioned for a particular show. Scroll down the page for submission info, or click on a category/show name below. If you have questions, please drop me an email: infoATyarnmuseumDOTcom

Please note that some upcoming shows have deadlines, and there are also ongoing shows, which have no deadline. Submit to all of them, if you're inclined! We look forward to seeing your images. (Send all images to submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom)

(HINT: You could consider all the shows here "challenges" if you are so inclined, as you may create yarns to fit the topic or submit images of previously spun yarns for all shows except for shows called Spin Challenges.)

Quick Reference follows for deadlines (you may submit from now up to deadline + they will be held for inclusion in show):
12.11.08 Note: Show updates and new galleries will return when I have a new computer. I hope that will be in January 2009. (Feb 15: New computer is now here!) Til then, please continue to submit and enjoy :)

Music Deadline: 8.21.08
Silk Deadline 8.25.08
Self Portrait Deadline 8.21.08
Locks Deadline 8.28.08

Deadlines are very loose :) Click on links, below, for all show descriptions...

                                   
                                     
No Deadline Shows: | First Skein Gallery | Handspun Fix | Handspun/FOrward | Handspun + Surreal | Spinners in Residence |

Shows with Deadlines: | Oddities |
c/Reactive | Silk | In Out Over | Music | Self Portrait | Locks |

Archived (Past)
Shows: | Inaugural Show: Anything Goes | Flora | Fit to be Plied | Natural | Coils Show | Bird + Beast | Spin Challenge #1 | Spin Challenge #2 | No Wool | PushPush | Halloween | Spin Challenge #3 | Garment District | BULKY! |
Spin Challenge #4 |
The Color White | Dyed + Alive | Spin Challenge #5 | Anything Goes 2008 | Singles | Spin Challenge #6 | Spin Challenge #7 |
           

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First Skein Gallery See the show!


Spinners are always asking: what can I do with the first skein I spun? Well this is one thing you can do: submit it to the picture gallery. We'll all ooh and ah over it and you'll inspire others to just begin somewhere!

Deadline: None, ongoing and changing show.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 200 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 200 pixels.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "first skein" in the subject line.
What you can expect: As time allows, images will be added to the First Skein gallery. I'll try to email you when your image goes up. Images will stay in the gallery unless you ask me to remove it.

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Handspun Fix
See the current week's offering!

In the middle of the day when your eyes crave yarn, come and see what's new for the week in Handspun Fix. Submit your beauties for us to ogle when we need new eye candy! Each image will stay up for one week.

Deadline: None, ongoing and changing show.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name, website or blog link if you have one, and a paragraph or so about the yarn or something about you and your relationship to spinning. (Humor is always good!) The info will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "handspun fix" in the subject line.
What you can expect: This gallery changes weekly, and images from previous weeks will move to the archive. They will stay in the gallery archive unless you ask me to remove them. I'll email you to tell you when your image goes up.

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Handspun/FOrward Gallery
See the show!

Handspun and Finished Objects!
Whether your handspun is displayed in a bowl, on the wall or has been knitted, woven, or crocheted into a hat, sweater, purse, rug, wine holder, we would love to see what the next phase is!

Deadline: None, ongoing and changing show.
What to submit:
1. If you can, please submit 2 images, both the original handspun yarn(s) and what the next step or finished object is. Submit ideally, jpeg images that have been resized for the web, 200 pixels square. These can be new yarns/finished objects and pictures from your archives. Please note if the yarn was spun by another spinner, or who created the FO if not you. Submit just 2 images: the yarn and the next step/finished object.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "FOrward" in the subject line.
What you can expect: As time allows, images will be added to the Handspun/FOrward gallery. I'll try to email you when your image goes up. Images will stay in the gallery unless you ask me to remove it.

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Handspun + Surreal
See it!

Here you'll see images of handspun in unusual situations: posed with pets, hanging from trees, stuffed into and spilling out of glasses to imitate coffee...if you find yourself compelled to create such imagery, let us see! Open to most anything.

Deadline: None, ongoing and changing show.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 200 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "surreal" in the subject line.
What you can expect: As time allows, images will be added to the Handspun + Surreal gallery. I'll try to email you when your image goes up. Images will stay in the gallery unless you ask me to remove it.

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Spinners in Residence/
Not up yet

This is an ongoing gallery of spinners at their wheels and spindles. Everyone is invited to send images of people spinning indoors, outdoors, anywhere.

Deadline: None, ongoing and changing show.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 300 pixels square. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "in residence" in the subject line.
What you can expect: As time allows, images will be added to the Spinners in Residence gallery. I'll try to email you when your image goes up. Images will stay in the gallery unless you ask me to remove it.

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Archived/Inaugural Show: Anything Goes


Help fill the galleries of The Yarn Museum! This first show asks for yarn, beautiful, experimental, wild, calm, perfect and imperfect, wool, silk or vegan. Let us see the variety of handspun and let the world see what beauty can come from our wheels and spindles.

Deadline: No longer accepting submissions for this show.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.)These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "inaugural show" in the subject line.
What you can expect: I will keep adding to the gallery until around March 1, 2007, when the next show will go up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Coils Show
See the archived show

They're such fun to look at and to spin. Your yarn can be all coils or just have a lot of coils in it. Take pictures to show details or the whole skein. Submit just one image per person.

Deadline: May 15, 2007.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send:
submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "coils show" in the subject line.
Some Resources:
Handspun Revolution by Pluckyfluff and a how-to article by Symeon North/Pippikneesocks in Knitty/Spin, and another how-to from Flore in France.
What you can expect: The show will go up online June 1, 2007. It will stay up for about a month, until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Fit to be Plied Show/See the archived show!

Navajo plied, 2 ply and more! Take pictures to show details or the whole skein. Submit just one image per person.

Deadline: April 1, 2007 (if you need more time, please let me know!)
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link.
Where to send:
submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "Plied show" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online April 15, 2007. It will stay up for a month or so, until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Oddities Gallery


Hmmm...something went awry in the spinning process? Something unexpected was the result? Oddities, the strange, the anomalous and weird. It happpens with handspun too. Maybe the dye produced something that shocked you, perhaps some nubs that you forgot about made their way into your wool, somehow the tulle got parked next to the silk and they influenced each other in mysterious ways. Send it along to the handspun oddity show, our own little cabinet of curiosity...

Deadline: 9.22.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "oddities" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in October 2008. It will stay up until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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The Color White/
Check out the archived show...

Well, January has plenty of snow in some parts of the world now. Spin a yarn or submit an older image of a yarn that's mostly white. Lots of room for plenty of variety here. Can include other color, but let white be the focus.

Deadline: submission closed
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square, but submit what you have. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "white" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The gallery will go up online around January 1, 2008 and stay up until the next changing show goes up (around February, 2008). It will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Halloween Show 2007
is archived here!

Scary or not. Submit just one image per person.

Deadline: Deadline was 10.31.07
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "Halloween show" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in 2007 or 2008. It will stay up for the month of October. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Flora/
See the archived show

Whether your yarns incorporate flowers in any form: felted, plastic, paper, fabric, real, or other, please send your images for this show. It'll go up just in time for spring (in some parts of the world, anyway!) There will be a separate gallery for yarns that were inspired by colors + names of flowers. Submit to either category, but not both.

Deadline: Submission closed
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "flora" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The gallery will go up online on March 1, 2007 and stay up until the next changing show goes up (around April 15, 2007). It will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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PushPush/See the archived show


This show asks for images of handspun yarn that push the boundaries, whether your own boundaries and comfort level, or those that we perceive to be boundaries imposed by outside forces, society, guilds, mentors. This can also include images with less traditional materials incorporated into handspun. A sentence about why it "goes beyond" to accompany the image would be great.

Deadline: end of July 2007
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.)These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "push" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online July 1, 2007. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Natural
See the archived show!

Looking for undyed handspun here. These can be the natural colors and tones of any fibers, wools, flax, cotton, silk, ingeo (I don't know, does ingeo have a "natural" color?) There can be other elements, colors included, but the bulk of it will be "natural".

Deadline: April 25, 2007.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "natural" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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c/Reactive
See the archived show...

We're asking for yarns that make a statement, handspun that was created in response to something you saw and wanted to comment on. This could be some political situation, a prevalent attitude you observe. It could be a pro or anti-. Maybe you only make non animal fiber yarns, and you might have a particular reason for doing so. Yarns can be c/Reactive in intention and/or materials and form. An explanatory sentence (or more) to accompany the image would be great.

Deadline: 5.25.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "creactive" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in May 2008. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Birds + Beasts...The archived show


What we're looking for: any yarns that include references to animals, real or imagined. This might be inclusions such as animal charms/beads, feathers, cat toys, insects, etc. Or maybe the yarn has the coloring of an animal/bird...In short, any handspun yarn inspired by the animal kingdom! An explanatory sentence (or more) to accompany the image would be great.

Deadline: Was August 30, 2007.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "animal" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online around August 1, 2007. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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No Wool
See it/archived!

Vegan and non-vegan yarns welcome. These yarns may include fibers such as cotton, silk, bamboo, ingeo, wire, fabric scraps, ramie, hemp, linen, anything but wool! Please include fiber (or non fiber?) content and any other details you'd like people to know.

Deadline: Sept. 30, 2007.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.)These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "no wool" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online September 1, 2007. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Garment District/Not a competition, but there will be some prizes!
See the archived show

OK, here's one for you and your friends who use handspun yarn in your creations! It'll be limited to garments and/or anything that can be worn on the body. So it could be hats, scarves, sweaters, jewelry, socks, slippers, leg warmers, etc. It can be knitted, crocheted, woven or other, and it must utilize handspun in some way, whether it's used as trim or the main yarn. The yarn does not need to have been spun by you.

Your pictures can show the whole item or a detail, but please do let us see the use of handspun in the article. Perhaps this show will be an incentive for finishing holiday projects early :)

Deadline: Passed
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square, but submit what you have, including original image for me to resize. These can be new creations and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person, or two, if you also have a picture of the handspun, both 350 pixels square, ideally.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have them, which will be posted with your image.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "garment" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online November 1, 2007. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.
Prizes: These skeins of handspun yarn that have been purchased from spinners, (except for a few, which were donated because the spinners strong-armed me. So thanks, y'all!) Names were drawn at random from all who submitted by 11.15.07.

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Dyed + Alive
/See the archived show

Two parts to this show. One gallery will show handspun yarn, another will show fibers. So tell your friends who raise animals/fibers about it! You may submit to both shows.

Handspun yarn or fiber that has been dyed by you. Whether acid dyes, kool-aid, natural plant sources, they're all acceptable for this show. Please indicate whether you used acid dyes, kool-aid or another dyeing source/material.

Deadline: passed
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns/fibers and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person/show.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "dyed" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online around February 2008. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Bulky/
See the archived show

Handspun yarn that is big and wide. You know the stuff: usually 1 (or less than one!) - 5 or so wraps/inch. But we're not going to be technical here;whatever you determine to be bulky is OK. Include wpi if you want to.

Deadline: closed
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. But submit what you have. (The minimum pixel width should be 350 pixels, ideally.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "bulky" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online on December 1, 2007. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Silk/See it...Show

Reeled or spun, hankies or top, silk in all it's cool beauty. (How about at least 50% silk, but 100% is great too.)

Deadline: 8.25.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send:
submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "silk" in the subject line.
Some Resources:
Wormspit, The Silkworker has some info here and here. Rexenne has a video tutorial for spinning silk hankies here.
What you can expect: The show will go up online sometime in August 2008 and it will stay up until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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In Out Over/Not a competition, but there will be some prizes!


Another one for you and your friends who use handspun yarn in your creations! This show will include things that use handspun in household items, artwork, anything but garments/clothing. (but dance/theatre costumes are fine). So it could be tea cozies, sculpture, wine holders, etc. It can be knitted, crocheted, woven or other, and it must utilize handspun in some way, whether it's used as trim or the main yarn. The yarn does not need to have been spun by you.

Your pictures can show the whole item or a detail, but please do let us see the use of handspun in the article.

Deadline: 10.21.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. (The minimum pixel height should be 350 pixels.) These can be new creations and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person, or two, if you also have a picture of the handspun, both 350 pixels square.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link, which will be posted with your image.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "in on over " in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in November 2008. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.
Prizes: Probably handspun yarns that have been purchased from spinners.


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Self Portrait

Any aspect of yourself, portrayed in yarn. And tell us why :)

Deadline: 8.21.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send:
submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "self" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in August 2008 and it will stay up until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Singles
See the archived show here

Looking for some looove. A yarn that has been spun and not plied. Any and all singles welcome!

Deadline: has passed.
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square, but submit what you have. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "singles" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The gallery will go up online in April 2008 and stay up until the next changing show goes up. It will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Anything Goes 2008/The archived show

Anything that you call yarn, whether singles, plied, made from wool or newspaper...let us see some of the variety that is going on right now. From wonderful traditional yarn to the farthest reaches of what can be called "yarn"...

Deadline: submissions no longer being accepted
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. But submit what you have. (The minimum pixel width should be 350 pixels, ideally.) These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. Please include your name and website or blog link if you have one, which will be posted with your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "anything 08 " in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in March 2008. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.

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Locks

Yarns that show their origins. Whether spun entirely from locks or locks are an element, submit your beauties!

Deadline: 8.28.08
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "locks" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in September 2008. It will stay up until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.


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The Music Show/
the show

We make a lot of yarn inspired by song titles, rockstahs and musicians. So let's see it all in one place! If you don't have pics of the yarns you've already created with these subjects, put on your favorite stuff and spin to the music! And then send away. When you submit, let us know the musician, song title, or musical reference that inspired the yarn.

Deadline: 8.21.08 (extended)
What to submit:
1. Ideally, a jpeg image that has been resized for the web, 350 pixels square. These can be new yarns and pictures from your archives. Submit just one image per person.
2. If you'd like, you can send your name and a link address to either your website or blog, if you have them, which will be posted next to your yarn.
Where to send: submitATyarnmuseumDOTcom
Please type "music" in the subject line.
What you can expect: The show will go up online in June/July/August 2008. It will stay up until the next show goes up. The show will be archived and available for viewing on the Yarn Museum site.


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