Saturday, July 09, 2011

Workshop in the Wood

Well, up at the mill in the wood, anyway.

It was accounted by all, I think, as a great success. We certainly had a wonderful time, with a great group of wannabe spinners, a super venue and an excellent lunch.



There were the over-achievers.....



The adventurous......



Those industriously learning how to Andean ply.....



And those whose cops came out looking like mice (kinda sorta).....



Really, really good fun. We may well get to do more there; we are certainly going to do a cotton spinning demo soon - it was a cotton mill, even if in Yorkshire rather than Lancashire, so very appropriate! A chance to drag the charka out and practice, which can't be bad.

We have spent the morning going through the fibres we need for Knit Nation, which has been an interesting and salutory experience, although ultimately successful. I still need to make the spindle selection, and can't decide whether to do that this afternoon; to do some much needed ironing; or to give in to my inner need to sit behind my spinning wheel and produce yarn.

Answers on postcard.....

1 comment:

yarnings1 said...

Ah yes, that Andean plying is a trick ! Hey, I've just tripped over you on Kate Davies' Fort, and I am glad to meet you. I will friend you on Ravelry (I'm jenjay) and now I'll have a look-about here on your very intriguing blog ! ~Jen