I was a bit nervous about joining in Woolswap but took the plunge 2rounds ago. I am so glad I did!
I really enjoyed making up the parcels and finding nice things that I thought my partner would enjoy. I learned a lot and found some new online shops and made new friends.
The parcels I have received have been well prepared and thoughtful. It is like Christmas morning when it arrives as you have no idea what is going to be in it.
I am still in contact with my partners.
If you are hesitating I would say go for it! You don't have to spend a lot, just thoughtfully.
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I am very pleased to come across Woolswap few months ago. I am on my third one and I'm going to keep going at this. Joining Woolswapper is very amazing and everybody is so kind, most importantly, Gayle who runs this is amazing. She tries her hardest to match other swappers and has done an amazing job. Not only she tries hard, she has been accurate with matches! I have built a little bit of connection with Gayle, building a connection made me feel awesome and excited to do the woolswap. If you are ever on the fence, shoot Gayle an email, say hello and explain yourself and woolswap. But to save you time, I say DO IT!!!! Sometimes you just need to dive in and explore things right? Through woolswap, I have built friendships along the way, and I even stay in touch with my fellow woolswapper friends! Everybody is respectful, kind, loving, and excited. Woolswapping is an exciting thing to go through!! It is great to converse with what we all have in common! I can't express myself enough how amazed I am with this! Thank you for your time in reading this. 🙂
I'm a knitter and yarn collector . On every trip - I'll find some yarn shop to add a collection of some new yarns. But there is so many yarn shop and just few trips. So - like every yarnadict - Woolswap is the best way to exchange stocks and try some new "drugs" 🙂 Don't think, just join to the next Woolswap - it's better than Christmas - because You definitely will get some new yarn and friend knitter in the world around.
I can’t say enough good things about woolswap! I have done other fiber shares and this one is by far superior! Not only is it a quicker turn around time but they require contact between partners. No wondering if you’ll ever receive anything or if you’ll hear from them. You and your buddy talk, learn more about each other and are able to swap packages that are just perfect for one another. If you are on the fence, just do it! You won’t regret it.
I came across woolswap on Instagram, and the whole idea intrigued me, I did a little research into some other schemes but felt that this was the right one for me. I have nothing but good experiences with my woolswap partners. After signing up last year on an ad hoc basis and enjoying the experience greatly, I joined up for a full year in Jan of this year. Its great fun, getting to know your yarn buddy and putting together the parcel, and for me, it feels like Christmas has come every few months. 🙂
Being a knit designer, I have found Woolswap to be a great way to make new yarny friends from all over the world. You get exposed to new yarn dyers, get yummy treats and meet new people. Putting together yarny care packages is SO much fun. And getting fantastic packages in return is not so bad either!
When I joined Woolswap for the first time about a year ago, I didn't really know what would happen. But I was exited to make crafty friends all over the world and to discover yarns, candies and notions from other countries that I could never get here where I live. And I was blown away by the wonderful connetions I made during the swap rounds last year. Yes, I signed up every new round and totally enjoyed it. First the matching process, who will be my partner this time? Then choosing the yarns and extras for my partner. That is so fascinating to discover the preferences of the partner and to learn new thing I would never have found without that. And then finally getting your own parcel. I love the surprise when I open the package and see what my partner chose for me. I loved every single skein of yarn and extras. So if you are in doubt, just try and join. It's great!!!
I first came across the woolswap on instagram. As a yarn lover and having participated in a xmas gift exchange for a couple of years, I decided to give it a go. After signing up for the first woolswap and loving it, I decided to sign up for the whole year when the next turn came around! While the xmas gift exchanges were fun, this experience was even more fun for me! You know exactly who you're swapping with, you know what yarn and colours they prefer or don't prefer, and you get the joy of 'meeting' someone new and shopping for them! And even better, you know that the gift you're going to get in return is going to be yarn! I have met some lovely ladies so far and still chat with them through instagram. If you're a yarn lover and are keen to make some more friends, and meet some new yarn, then make sure you sign up!
I'm on to my fourth woolswap now and absolutely loving it.
The recent inclusion of woolswapper only discount codes is cool and has introduced me to some great new indie dyers, as have my swap partners!
I've recieved wonderful parcels from all over the world with a great range of inclusions and made some new cyber friends to boot. Its lots of fun putting together the parcels for your swap mate and chatting with them to see what they might like - the last parcel I sent had a major zombie theme!
If you can't decide whether to give it a go or not - what have you got to lose? Worst case, you get at least 100g of yarn.. best case, you get an awesome swap parcel (seriously, have you seen some of the pictures?!) , plus you may make a lifelong fiber-friend and get addicted to woolswapping!
I am loving being involved in Woolswap. It is so nice to swap yarny delights with someone outside of my close circle of knitting friends. Reaching out and connecting with your Woolswap partner is easy to do. A few emails back and forth (plus the initial email with your partner details) and I am ready to start shopping for my next partner. It is a delight to open surprise packages full of yarn. You can send as little or as much as you like. I prefer to agree with the partner in how much we swap, that way no one gets disappointed by receiving less than giving. I have managed to receive yarns from Australian Indie Dyers that I haven't knitted with before so this is a bonus. My last swap I received a beautiful handmade zombie doll. She is taking pride of place in my shop.