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EEW Newsletter – September 2023

Electric Eel Wheel Newsletter by Dreaming Robots

Tour de Fleece 2023

Every year there is a Tour de Fleece event that happens at the same time as the Tour de France bike race.  It is a fun time for spinners to celebrate this craft by setting personal spinning goals.  This year Vampy set up a team for the EEW Community and there was an amazing turnout in the Ravelry, Facebook, and Discord groups.  In total over 400 people participated.  Amazing! I’d like to give a huge thanks to Vampy for setting up and running this event.  I’ll be reminding people of this event next year to see if we can increase participation.  Below is a photo Kim sent from her TdF spinning.

3D Printed Cord Maker

I am giving away free 3D printable files for this cord maker I designed.  Watch the video to see how it’s assembled and used.

EEW Cone Winder

The first batch of EEW Cone Winders has been put on a boat and are on the way to my warehouse.  This is enough to fill all the rewards for the Kickstarter plus about 100 extras.  I have another batch of them that should hopefully arrive about a month later.  I’m still deciding if I will list those extra hundred on my store after shipping the Kickstarter orders or just wait until I have enough in stock to fill all the needs.  I’ll make that final decision later when I have a better idea of the exact dates.  But right now I should have the EEW Cone Winder in my store in November or December.

Summer Vacation

This one isn’t spinning related.

Last month my family and I went on a summer vacation to southern Mexico.  I know there are a lot of people out there that like a nice relaxing vacation to recharge, but that isn’t my family.  We like action and let the exercise/exhilaration recharge our minds.  On our vacation we did all sorts of things to scratch that itch.  I was very proud of my daughter when she conquered a fear by jumping off a 15 foot cliff into some water.  As a parent, it makes my heart mushy when I see her work through steps to attempt a challenging task to complete it.

Product Updates

Below are estimates and the dates may change.

  • EEW Cone Winder – December 2023
  • EEW Lazy Kate – December 2023

I don’t accept pre-orders in my store, but when I get a batch of products there should be enough for everyone.

– Maurice Ribble
(Inventor of the Electric Eel Wheel)
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