A team event to raise money for the teams choice of local cancer foundation as well as to share our love of wool world wide
Back of sheep to Back of person (B2B)
1 sheep, 1 hand shearer, 7 spinners/knitters , in the end 1 adult sweater
The Back to Back Wool Challenge is an international competition in which each team (8 to a team) hand shear a sheep, spin the wool right from the sheep and knit a sweater all in a day.
The Challenge is all about awareness of what you can do with wool as well as to raise money for cancer research. Each team competes and raises money in there local area and donates to the teams choice of a local cancer foundation.
Until this year 2019 there had only been one team in the USA, that competed in the wool challenge and that team was San Diego, CA (The San Diego County Spinners). They hold the new USA Record of 7 hours 52 minutes. The World Record is 4 hours 45 minutes 53 seconds. This year Maine had there very first team (THE MAINE SPINNERS) and finished there first sweater in 15 hours 58 minutes 54 seconds and raised $1700 to donate to the Dempsey Center in Lewiston, ME.
My goal is to spread the word about this wonderful challenge and see more teams added. Below I have shared the links how you can be involved. Do you want to start your own team, but don't know where to start I am willing to led you in the correct direction just send me an email.
First :- San Diego County Spinners, Bonita, CA USA
7 hrs 52 minute 00 seconds (New USA Record)
Second:- (New International Wool Challenge Record - Competing for 18 years in the Back to Back)
Poly Westers, Lethbridge, Aleberta, Canada
10 hrs 10 minutes 00 seconds
Third: For Sheep Sake, Ashhurst, Manawatu, New Zealand
14 hrs 55 minutes 10 seconds (New Team)
Fourth : The Maine Spinners, Milford, Maine USA
15 hrs 58 minutes 54 seconds (New Team)
Back to Back Australia 2016
Back to Back Challenge - Winners 2014
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