The Tour de Fleece Carries On!

The wheels of professional cyclists may not be making their way around France this year, but the wheels (and spindles) of the Tour de Fleece press on.

Spin Off Editorial Staff Jun 19, 2020 - 3 min read

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Photo by George Boe

It’s not news that fiber events around the world have been canceled in 2020. Some fiber lovers find themselves waiting until next year to travel to popular festivals, and a few events have adapted to the changing times by hosting abbreviated versions online. This year, the Tour de France has been postponed, too, but not the Tour de Fleece. This beloved fiber tour carries on!

What’s the Tour de Fleece, you ask? If you have never participated before, the Tour de Fleece is an online spin-along for everyone who loves to spin yarn and play with fiber! It’s an opportunity to challenge yourself while connecting with other spinners and having fun, too.

Even after many years, the goal of the Tour de Fleece remains the same: Challenge yourself. Spin. Have fun. The goals you set for yourself are up to you, but challenging yourself is key. And feel free to join as many teams as you like.


Challenge yourself by spinning a new-to-you breed, such as one of the red sheep breeds featured in Spin Off Summer 2020. Photo by Matt Graves

Team Spin Off welcomes you to join us for the ride! Here are the details:


The 2020 Tour de Fleece takes place Saturday, June 27, through Sunday, July 19, 2020.
Rest Days are Monday, July 6, and Monday, July 13.

Team Spin Off welcomes all skill levels and ages, and our content is rated G.


Join Team Spin Off on Ravelry in the Spin Off Knitters and Spinners group.

Follow Team Spin Off on Instagram: #spinofftdf2020.

Find the Tour de Fleece on Ravelry and Facebook.


We will have weekly random prize drawings for Team Spin Off members on Fridays, July 3, 10, and 17, 2020, in the Spin Off Knitters and Spinners group on Ravelry.

  • During the tour dates, all participants receive free access to the course Spinning Woolen Yarn with Amy Tyler.
  • July 3, 2020: a drawing for hand-dyed fiber.*
  • July 10, 2020: a drawing for a digital subscription to Spin Off.
  • July 17, 2020: a drawing for one All-Access Subscription to Spin Off.**
    (*To be eligible, the prize recipient must live in the United States. ** A winner who resides outside the United States is eligible for a digital-only version.)

Won’t you join us? Just join the conversation over on Ravelry and state that you’d like to be a part of Team Spin Off.