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Stitching Cosmos Fiber Exchange 2020

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What is a Fiber Exchange? 

NEXT FIBER EXCHANGE: OCTOBER 15, 2020

A Fiber Exchange is when a large group of sewists each buy a skein of yarn (or in this Fiber Exchange, three skeins), cut it into shorter useable lengths (10 feet/3 meters from each skein) and then swap the fibers between other participants. The result is that each person ends up with a wide variety of fibers to try out for couching or surface embellishment projects. You will end up with 60 different fibers from the Fiber Exchange.

If you would like a variety of yarns and novelty fibers to use in future projects without spending a ton of money, then join us for the Sewing Mastery Stitching Cosmos 2020 Fiber Exchange! A Fiber Exchange is a cost-effective way to increase your fiber collection by exchanging with 20 other people.

How to Participate

  1. This Fiber Exchange is open to all enrolled Stitching Cosmo Online Course students.
  2. Fibers can arrive throughout 2020. Fibers will be accumulated until 20 sets have arrived. We will continue the Fiber Exchange through December 31, 2020 for students who enroll throughout the year. 
  3. Mail Fiber Exchange fibers to Sara’s store, Heirloom Creations in Sioux Falls, SD.
  4. Select THREE fun, couchable yarns (no boring yarns).
  5. Wrap 10 feet (3 meters) of each color on to one card. Make 20 sets.
  6. Write/print your first name, city, and state on each card. It will be fun to see where all the fibers came from. 
  7. Place all fibers in a large zip lock bag with your name on the bag. 
  8. Mail a total of 20 wrapped cards.
  9. Include a mailing envelope similar in size of the one used to send your fibers in for the exchange. 
  10. Print off the following page and include it with your fibers. 
  11. Upon arrival we will take batches of 20 participants at a time, return one of each fiber to you from 20 different people.

International Fiber Exchange Participates

  1. Please include a PayPal account e-mail address and we will bill you for the correct postage to ship the fibers back to you.
  2. Include an SELF ADDRESSED envelope WITHOUT postage. 

Questions? E-Mail us at info@sewingmastery.com

Mail To: 

Sewing Mastery’s 2020 Fiber Exchange
3800 S Western Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57105 
United States of America

Check List: 

  • I am currently enrolled in the Bernina, Husqvarna Viking or the Pfaff Stitching Cosmos online course or I am an Heirloom Creations customer.
  • I have included 20 cards wrapped with three different FUN fibers. 
  • I have included 10 FEET (3 meters) of each fiber. 
  • I have written my first name, city and state on each card. 
  • I have placed my fiber exchange items in a zip lock bag. 
  • I have printed my name on the zip lock bag. 
  • I have included a PRE-PAID, SELF ADDRESSED exact sized envelope so I can return the exchanged fibers back to you.
  • International participants – PayPal account e-mail address for invoicing of postage.

What if I am Not a Stitching Cosmos Online Course Student?

That’s Simple…Enroll today so you can participate in the Stitching Cosmos Fiber Exchange. Click here to learn more about what the Stitching Cosmos online Course is all about.

Can I Host My Own Fiber Exchange Locally?

Of course! This is not a new idea…a Fiber Exchange can be hosted through any quilt guild, sewing guild, local sewing store or even your own sewing group. Come up with your own guidelines and suggestions to get the most out of the process of exchanging fibers between friends.

We would love to see pictures of your own Fiber Exchange!

Fiber Exchange 2020…Ready, Set, Shop!

Head out to your favorite yarn store today and find three yarns to exchange with others from around the world!

6 Comments
  1. Linda Skistad says:

    Can’t wait to start!! I have a large number of really sick relatives & this will distract me while I work on winding fibers.
    Thank you Sara for organizing this.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Linda,

      You are welcome!

      Sara

  2. Katie says:

    Sara, what a fun idea! I am enrolled in the Embroidery Essentials course and would like to participate. If not, I completely understand.

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Katie,

      Yes, please join us! Just write in “I am enrolled in the Embroidery Essentials online course”. 😉

      Love to have you,

      Sara Snuggerud

  3. Giuliana Nakashima says:

    OK this was the kick in the pants to make me get started on the class. I already have all the feet so really no excuse just trying to find the time so since I have all this fabulous Yarn I should be sharing it and heck I get more fabulous Yarn and exchange LOL

    1. Sara says:

      Hi Giuliana,

      Wonderful! It’s time to play!

      Sara Snuggerud

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