Do you use tools such as hand cards, a blending board, combs, a hackle, drum carder etc to prepare fiber for handspinning? * No Yes
If you have a mill prepare your fiber, and/or you DO NOT USE ANY OF THE TOOLS LISTED ABOVE PLEASE DISCONTINUE THIS REGISTRATION FORM.
EMAIL: Please provide an email address that you check daily. *
Rest assured Camp Yarnsie will only use your email address to contact you for 2 specific reasons. Reason #1 - In the event we have a follow up question or question(s) about your response(s) to an item and need to gather additional information. Reason #2 - To notify you -of You have been selected for a product testing group OR (if you have not been selected for a group) to notify you of upcoming product testing groups & the date these groups will be selected and when notices will be emailed to those selected to participate. You will ONLY receive communication under these specific circumstances (no spam here!).
Do you have a Physical Mailing Address (a number and street name) OR do you have a PO Box, APO or FPO address? * Physical Address PO Box, APO or FPO address
Do you have a PO Box, APO or FPO address? If so, please DISCONTINUE completing this registration form. Due to the time sensitive nature of the product testing groups, individuals with these types of addresses will not be selected as product testers due to delivery delays and issues with confirmation signatures.
ARE YOU READY? Let's Get STARTED! SECTION 1 of 5: GETTING TO KNOW YOU How often do you prepare (comb, blend, etc) fiber for spinning? * Blue Moon (once every 4 to 6 months) Rarely (once every 1 to 3 months) Occasionally (one to three times per month) Weekly (one to three times per week) Almost Daily (four to seven times per week) Which of the following fiber prep tools do you CURRENTLY OWN and USE? Please select all that apply. *
*If you do not currently own any of the tools listed above PLEASE DISCONTINUE THIS REGISTRATION FORM.
Which of your tool(s) do you use MOST FREQUENTLY when preparing fiber? * Blending Board Drum Carder Hackle Hand Carders Wool Combs Which of the following tools do you have the MOST experience using? * Blending Board Drum Carder Hackle Hand Carders Wool Combs SECTION 2 of 5: TOOL STORAGE & ORGANIZATION Currently, do you use an organizer to organize your fiber preparation tools? * No Yes Do you currently protect your fiber preparation tools? * No Yes
Do you use any preventative or protective measures for your fiber preparation tools?
Are you interested in organization and storage solutions for your fiber preparation tools? * Yes No SECTION 3 of 5: TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIBER STASH
This is a short section.
If I had to select ONE response, the Majority of my fiber stash is: * Wool (Merino, BFL, Corriedale, etc) Camelids (Camel, Alpaca, Llama, etc.) Exotic (Possum, Yak, Angora, Mohair, Mink, Qivuit/Musk Ox etc.) Plant Based/Cellulose Fibers (Cotton, Hemp, Seacell, Flax, Banana, Lotus, Mint, Tencel, Soy, Ramie, Pinapple, Himalayan Stinging Nettle, Corn, Kapok etc) Synthetic (Nylon, faux cashmere, Viscose, Recycled Plastic Fiber, Acrylic, etc) Silk (Mulberry, Sari, Eri, Tussah, Muga, Peduncle, etc) Currently, my fiber stash contains... (select all that apply) * Camelids (Camel, Alpaca, Llama, etc.) Exotic (Possum, Yak, Angora, Mohair, Mink, Qivuit/Musk Ox etc.) Plant Based/Cellulose Fibers (Cotton, Hemp, Seacell, Flax, Banana, Lotus, Mint, Tencel, Soy, Ramie, Pinapple, Himalayan Stinging Nettle, Corn, Kapok etc) Synthetic (Nylon, faux cashmere, Viscose, Recycled Plastic Fiber, Acrylic, etc) Silk (Mulberry, Sari, Eri, Tussah, Muga, Peduncle, etc) Wool (Merino, BFL, Corriedale, etc) Other Please estimate the amount, in ounces, the total amount of unspun fiber in your stash. * 0 to 5 ounces 5 to 10 ounces 10 to 15 ounces 15 to 25 ounces 25 to 50 ounces 50+ ounces
There is no judgement, this will not be used for the purposes of an intervention lol. Unspun fiber includes wool, plant based, synthetics, angelina/noils etc.
Currently, my fiber stash contains....(select all that apply) *
TOP: Fiber that’s been run through a wool comb, which looks like a giant hair comb. True top is processed by hand, and all its fibers go in the same direction with very little air between them.
ROVING: Wool that’s been run through a mill on a carding machine. A carding machine has teeth that brush the fiber (like a giant hairbrush) so it goes in the same direction, for the most part. But since roving fibers don’t all go in the same direction, you’ll get a fuzzier texture than you will with top. (includes braids)
SLIVER: A thinner version of roving.
ROLAG: Fiber that’s been processed using hand cards or a blending board. The fibers are combed through on the cards or dragged across the board to spread them out; then they’re rolled by hand into long rolls.
BATT: Fiber which is processed on a drum carder and comes out like a brushed and blended sheet of fiber. WOOL LOCKS: Fibers that have been washed and sometimes dyed, and they can be separated into individual locks from the sheep.
RAW: Fiber which has not been processed, example wool which has been sheared off the sheep and hasn’t been processed at all.
If I had to select one response, the MAJORITY of the fiber in my stash is in this form: Think about your total fiber stash. How much of that unspun fiber do you plan on carding, combing, and/or blending before spinning? * Less than 10% 10 to 25% 25 to 50% 50 to 75% 75 to 100% How do you STORE the fiber in your stash? *
Do you put your fiber in bags or bins etc? Does it live in a closet, under the bed, secret hide-hole?
Is your stash organized? * No (its a cluster **** of fiber glory) Yes How do you organize and/or sort your fiber stash? *
Do you use an organizer or system? Do you sort your group your fiber into bins, label in bags, etc.?
Are you interested in organization and storage solutions for your fiber stash? * No Yes SECTION 4 of 5: Community Engagement & Participation
You ALMOST DONE!!! In this section please answer these questions honestly. If you have not been as active as you would like to...you can always become more active in our community.
A. CAMP YARNSIE EVENTS IN THE PAST 30 DAYS, Have you attended a Camp Yarnsie Virtual Spin Nite? * No Yes
Camp Yarnsie Virtual Knit Nites occur EVERY WEDNESDAY 8 pm to 9 pm eastern. Get the link from YARNSIE.COM to join us!
Have you attended a Camp Yarnsie Virtual FESTIVAL EVENT? * Yes No
This can be anytime from 2020 to 2022.
Do you operate or work for a small business which specializes in fiber arts supplies, materials, and/or tools? * No Yes B. Facebook Do you have a Facebook Profle? * No Yes
Do you have a Facebook Profile (example: Lindsay Lichtenstein: facebook.com/lindsay.lichtenstein/ )
C. Instagram Do you have a Instagram Profile * No Yes
Do you have a Instagram Profile (Example: @campyarnsie)
D. YouTube Are you a subscriber of the Camp Yarnsie YouTube Channel? * No Yes SECTION 5 (the FINAL SECTION) NON-DISCLOSURE AGREEMENT
Here are the Terms & Conditions for the Product testers. In order to be selected as a product tester you must agree to the following conditions:
ALL INFORMATION PROVIDED BY CAMP YARNSIE TO (You) A PRODUCT TESTER IS CONFIDENTIAL AND MAY NOT BE SHARED WITH ANY THIRD PARTIES AT ANY TIME. * CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION INCLUDES BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO: ALL INFORMATION RELATED TO A SAMPLE PRODUCT INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO: DESIGN, QUESTIONNAIRES, MANUFACTURING, TRADE SECRETS, PATENT, MARKETING, PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT PLANS, DRAWINGS, TECHNICAL ADVICE OR KNOWLEDGE, SOURCES, and/or INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY. * The Product Tester will NOT SHARE ANY INFORMATION, whether oral, tangible, electronic, written, pictures/images, or in any other form with ANY third parties. * The Product Tester agrees to not disclose, copy, clone, or modify any confidential information related to Camp Yarnsie's product(s) and agrees not to use any such information without obtaining consent. * I release Camp Yarnsie and all employees from any and all liability not limited to: freak acts of nature, acts of stupidity, and any other incidental or purposeful accidents I may cause myself or anyone else while testing a product. Camp Yarnsie is not responsible for any damage, neglect, etc. * General Selection Process & Information for Product Testers
Please read the following statements regarding the products to be tested, how individuals will be selected and notified, benefits of being a product tester, and what product testers are expected to provide to Camp Yarnsie. Mark "YES" to indicate you have read and agree with each statement.
TYPES OF PRODUCTS TO BE TESTED: Camp Yarnsie will be testing a variety of products including knitting, crochet, spinning and fiber preparation products. Specific criteria has been established for each sample product. The products range in estimated retail value from US $30.00 to $375.00. * May I choose what item I sample? No. Due to confidentiality concerns and other variables - you will not know what the item you are testing is until you receive it in the mail. Rest assured if you do not crochet - and you answered the questions in this form truthfully - you will not be selected to test an product related to crochet. * SELECTION: Individuals who meet criteria, based upon their responses on this registration form, may or may not be selected to participate in the product testing group. Submission of this registration form does not guarantee selection into a product testing group. * SELECTION PRIORITY: In the selection process individuals who meet the specific criteria set for a testing group and who are ACTIVELY ENGAGED & PARTICIPATING MEMBERS OF THE CAMP YARNSIE COMMUNITY will be given priority over non-active members and/or non-members. Active members have demonstrated interest in the area of fiber arts and commitment to participate in related activities. This does not mean non-active or non-members may not be selected for a product testing group. If you are not currently active in the community, it is recommended you become active if you would like to be considered for priority selection. * INVITED INDIVIDUALS WILL RECEIVE EMAIL NOTIFICATION - Camp Yarnsie will notify individuals invited to participate in a testing group by email. The FIRST 5 INDIVIDUALS who confirm receipt by responding to the email and provide payment for the shipping fee - will be ACCEPTED into the testing group. Those who respond after the 5 spots have been filled will be placed back in the pool of applicants. * SAMPLE PRODUCT WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU VIA USPS MAIL SERVICE - This item is yours to KEEP. To ensure good faith you are interested in providing Camp Yarnsie with accurate feedback, product testers are REQUIRED TO PAY THE SHIPPING FEE to mail the (free) sample product to you. The notification email will contain the shipping fee and the link to provide payment. Once the shipping fee has been paid, you will receive confirmation of acceptance within a testing group. The sample item will be shipped out within 24 hours of Camp Yarnsie receiving confirmation of your payment. You will receive a tracking number once your package ships. *
The shipping fee will vary based upon your location (US or international) and the weight/size of the product. For example estimates for US Domestic shipping range from $3.25 to $17.95 as we have a few large and heavier items as well as few small and light items. The AVERAGE of estimated US domestic shipping fee is $8.75.
PRODUCT TESTERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR - Completing 2 questionnaires and any follow up questions Camp Yarnsie may have regarding their testing/experience of the product. Camp Yarnsie politely asks the questionnaires be completed with 7 days of receipt (there are due date reminders at the top of each questionnaire). The average time to complete the questionnaires has been between 15 to 25 minutes. * ADDED BONUS - If you return the 2 Questionnaires by the due date listed on the forms and answer any follow up questions, within a timely manner to Camp Yarnsie - you will receive a SPECIAL BONUS DISCOUNT CODE. This code provides you with an exclusive one time use code to purchase the official product at 50% off the retail price when it launches to the public. As an additional thank you for your feedback - You will also be able to order the official product before it launches to the public. This offer does not apply to any other products or special orders. *