And, since I'm a novice to this fiber play, I'm getting lots of novelty yarn! But, I love this new adventure!
You might recognize Marta and Wally from an older Tuesday Weaver blog. Marta returned to Santa Fe, and continues to weave and stay in contact when time allows. A recent email from Marta was the announcement that she was letting her wheel go to a new home. It came at just the right time!
Since Little Marta was due to arrive on Thursday, Tina schedule my first spinning lesson on Wednesday. We had lunch and then we got down to business. She had me on the spindle wheel, which gave me the opportunity to see how spinning really works. Great idea, Tina!!!
Then yesterday, Tina brought her Ashford Traditional wheel, and I had lesson #2.
Here you see Tina fine tuning the tension on my wheel. Then, we had our very own "Spin-In" in the kitchen. How fun!!!!
In fact, we had such a good time, we were thinking this might make a good TW retreat this summer. We could even include some Kool-Aid dyeing in the afternoon. What do you think???? Bring a wheel, or come and learn to spin. A fiber day....imagine that!!!!
Tina brought me a LARGE ball of roving (did I get that term correct?) to continue practicing my spinning. I'm thinking that I will take Sharon's advice and spin for a bit every morning. Practice, practice, practice!!!!
She is starting to make chemo-comfort hats to donate. I had a lot of peaches & cream yarn left over from the mug rug class, and I tried out one of her patterns.
(Sorry, I don't have a head form....so I used a cone of mop cord.) I even crocheted my first flower!!!! She can add this to her collection to donate.
Fiber does that to you, don't you think?
Or is that the love of fiber????
Either way, it's so nice to be with folks who see the endless possibilities. And, we join a long thread through the ages of people who created with fiber.
I've got some weaving ideas that are percolating, too.
It never ends, does it????
Have a great weekend, and
Happy Weaving (spinning, knitting, crocheting, etc....)