Monday 8 February 2016

On my Virtual Sofa: Rita from Spinnwebstube

Today I would like to warmly welcome Rita from Spinnwebstube to my sofa.

Welcome :)

Tell my readers a little about yourself:

My name is Rita Schneider, I am a 40 year old married mom of a 12 year old daughter.

How important is the "Handmade" culture for you?

The "Handmade" culture is what moved me to start dyeing yarn ten years ago.

I was weaving in my free-time and I noticed that hand-dyed yarns were rarely found on the Swiss markets. Because of this fact I started to dye yarns myself.

At that point in time, Lace-knitting was very fashionable and soon I was dyeing yarns for my friends too. Over time, my hobby became my profession.

A little later I started to spin yarn as well as weave.

This allowed me to complete the circle: I could now make the yarn, colour it and through knitting, crochet and weaving finish the process of creation.

What are you most proud of?

I am proud of myself for having the courage, a year ago, to become self-employed and to open my own yarn store.
I enjoy each day that I can dye yarn on, and I treasure being able to have the direct contact to my clients in the shop and in the courses I offer.

What would you wish for the future of the Handmade Culture?

I wish that our society would continue to grow in appreciation for Handmade creations produced.

I would wish for a large array of materials at fair prices.

And lastly, I would love to have many more possibilities for like-minded people to meet and exchange ideas and visions :)

Thank you so much for your wonderful chat Rita, it has been a pleasure to have your over for a visit.

Where can we find you on the Web?

You can find me here:

On my Blog

And in my Ravelry Group

You can also find me on Ravelry as Spinnwebstube

I found Rita whilst looking for hand-dyed sock yarn last year.

She has a delightful Sock yarn subscription that happens 4 times a year, and I just love that idea.

I bought a trial subscription from her and have just recently finished my first project - my Jaywalker socks with her yarn!

We got talking and I am thrilled to have her on board as a sponsor of the Sock-Along in 2016.

Rita has generously donated 4 beautiful prizes to this year's event!

That means four of you taking part in the KAL will have the chance of winning something special from Rita!

What will you have a chance at winning?
You will have an opportunity to see the prizes that Rita has offered in an upcoming post next week.

If you can't wait to win some of her beautiful yarn, you should head over to her shop and browse :)

You can find out when her Prizes will be up to be won in the draw here on the Blog as well as in the Sock-Along thread on Ravelry.

All you need to do to win a prize yourself is to cast on and bind off a pair of socks in a month.

Every three months (end of March, June, September and December), 3 winners per draw will get chosen from all the finished sock entrants of the previous three months.

I hope you will consider joining us for this super sock-along, it is so much fun already!

Come back soon for some more fluffy wonderfulness when I reveal the gorgeous prizes you will have a chance of winning!

See you soon.

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