A Spin in.
Saturday I spent the day at a spin in not to far form home. There were lots of people there. More people arrived after I took these pictures, mostly wheels but ther were a few of us on spindles.
There were things to buy of course
There were door prizes.
And show and tell, this amazing blanket Rams and Ewes I think it is called. it is a double knit so it is double thick and the back is different then the front. The wool is all natural coloured Shetland I believe. Click onthe picture to get a batter look. here is a link to the pattern if you are interested. https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/rams-and-yowes
I got a close up of this dog collar and leash,
Here are some other . I didn’t get picture of the table after it filled up, sorry. I was to busy chatting.
And lastly some tiny little handwoven pillows. So if you thought you don’t have the room to weave , you do.
This is my loot, a bag of Massum, a bag of silk cocoons, and a new sketch book.
That was my Saturday well wasted. Nothing better than sharing a fun day with old and new friends doing something you all love.
18 thoughts on “A Spin in.”
You are right, it is lovely to spend time like this with like minded people, chatting about or doing your craft. I have dogs Ann, I am blown away by the dog collar and lead, it is really superb. The blanket is wonderful too.
It was a fun day. She said the leash hardware was easy to find but the collar hardware was impossible. She ended up going to the dollar store and buying a colour and taking it apart to get all the pieces.
What a lovely way to spend a day! I’d love to have been able to see all the items for sale and those on display – the rams and ewes blanket is amazing.
It was a fun day, seeing all the different wheels and yarns being made. It was a wonderful blanket. wish it was mine but that is a lot of knitting.
What fun and not a Saturday wasted Ann! The blanket is really fun and I can’t believe those little pillows are hand woven from sewing thread. That sounds like a tedious process to me. Love your new notebook, what are your plans for the cocoons?
I know the lady that did the pillows. I think it was part of a challenge. It was funny I was looking at the little book and she says but they don’t have lines. then I got exited. I don’t need a notebook but I can always use a sketch book. They are really hard to find in a small size they do not cost the earth. I think I may make the cocoons into inclusions. I may dye them all different colours.
My idea of heaven, question the same as Ruth, what are you going to do with the cocoons, I have a bag of them waiting to be made into something, I’m looking for inspiration 🙂
It was a very fun day. I have seen them cut and used as little flowers and bell end on felt ropes to cover the knot.
what an awesome way to spend the day .. thanks for sharing….wish I had been there!!
It was a very fun time.
What a great way to spend a day surrounded by fiber and friends. The blanket looks really warm and comfy. Have fun with your cocoons. I have a bunch both plain and ones I dyed and other than using them for the Jackson Pollack challenge a few years back I haven’t used any more. Perhaps a necklace and bracelet?
We did have a good time. The blanket was amazing. I have no idea how many hours she must have in it. Were they had to dye and have them stay in shape?
Ann, the cocoons are easy to dye and they keep their shape. I just squirted dye on mine and they took it up very easily.
I think we should have a limit on how many fibre events/fairs/shows you post about 😉 I’m jealous as usual! Everything always looks so well made, and nicely presented, and fun to attend 🙂
The hardest part is finding a venue and then getting the word out. Is there a guild in your city?
No, nothing like that. It’s really odd because we’re a city built on the fibre industry, weaving, spinning, felting. One of our nicknames is Cottonopolis, and you can see working looms in museums, and I know people are still into textiles, but nothing more than a few occasional groups of friends meeting up.
So odd when I think of guilds being a European thing. There is City and Guilds (collage?)but thats London I think isn’t it.