If you’re reading this, chances are you’re curious about this elusive “FibreShare” thing all your friends are talking about… and suddenly – here you are!
You’re ready for someone to give it to you straight, right?
Well look no further, we are here to give you allllll the knitty-gritty details surrounding what has become one of the largest yarn and fibre-swaps in all the land.
We’ll do our best to walk you through all the basics, but if you get overwhelmed, feel free to email us anytime!
Ashley and Beth
The FibreShare Team
Founded in 2015, FibreShare is at its very basic, an international yarn swap. Every few months, we open sign-ups for fiber-lovers to participant in our next share. All Crafts, skill levels, and fiber philosophies are welcome to participate!
All you need to do is sign up during open registration for each round; which includes paying a small fee, answering a few questions regarding your fibre preferences, and giving us your mailing address. Once sign-ups have closed we will get to work hand-matching you with two partners: one person you’ll send TO, and one person you’ll receive FROM. We’ll send you a private email with info about your two partners!
After you’ve received your partner info email, the real fun begins! You can introduce yourself on Instagram, learn about your partner’s aesthetic, and start curating your share-package for your partner. We like to keep things simple and fun so we don’t have many rules, but the ones we have are SUPER important! You’re required to send at least 200 grams of yarn and/or fiber, and to send by the shipping deadlines outlined in the beginning of each round of swapping. Other than that we’re not interested in where you bought the yarn, how much money you spend, or whether it came from your stash…although…it’s always best to send your partner something you know they will love creating with.
And don’t worry! If your package goes missing or your partner flakes out on you, we’ve built missing-package-insurance in to our sign up fee. Eeeeeveryone who participates in FibreShare gets a package (as long as you stay in touch with us)!
Okay, so we know you’re all excited about new yarn now…but in all honestly, FibreShare has become so much more than that: we’re a community and an avenue to bring fibre-folk together, forge life-long friendships, and try out some new fluffy goodness (aka yarn) in the process. Hey, it’s even in our mission statement:
“we are an international yarn and fiber swap open to all crafts with a focus on fostering connections beyond the screen while contributing to the growth of the Fibre-community”
We have to say it though: if you’re joining for what you might receive – FibreShare is probably not the swap for you. But if you’re joining to have some fun, meet new people, and have a few laughs…then YES…we can’t wait to share with you!
Still on the fence?
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