This morning I woke up to rain on the roof....not a storm, just a lazy rain to encourage me to get things started so I can head out later. This morning I'm headed to the Farmers' Market to get some more of this lavender. I planted this two years ago, and I love how it spreads out. I think I need lots more of this from the ladies at Erin's Meadow Herb Farm. I also need another jar of local honey! Mine is almost empty!
My spinning is getting more consistent...still a little too much twist....but the elements are coming together much better.
Tina and I had our own little Spin-In Wednesday afternoon. It gave her a chance to trouble shoot what I'm doing, and just relax and spin. We also brainstormed ideas about our Tuesday Weaver retreat in June. So many different things we can do that day!!!!!!
And, Tina did some more fine tuning on the Great Wheel. I had this old wooden spool, which seems to be doing the trick for the moment. The yarn on the spindle was spun by Tina....not me! This was some wool that Tina found in the Annex, and we don't have a clue about the origins of this fleece.
She also loaned me an out of print book, The Legacy of the Great Wheel by Katy Turner. What a treasure!
And, on the warping board is my jewel tone warp for Hilary's mats. Hilary, at Crazy As A Loom, shared her draft for bound rugs, and I reduced the draft for hot mats. I also wanted to practice winding a warp holding four threads at a time using Carol's finger method. It's over half way through at this point, and I hope to have it on the loom today.
It's too wet to weed this morning, so there's a good chance I can get this wound on and threaded....that is, after I get back from the Farmers' Market!!!
So, I'm off to get my errands completed so I can spend the day with fiber. Sound familiar????
Happy Weaving and Spinning!