Everything for the weaver, spinner, knitter, felter and dyer...

Everything for the weaver, spinner, knitter, felter and dyer...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Spring is in the air....

Spring here on the Maine coast has been postponed for lack of enthusiasm. It's been cold and wet. It's the end of May and the lilacs have at long last budded. I can't wait to sniff that first full scent of lilacs in bloom. Despite the weather, the spring fiber festivals have been exceptional. Next weekend, June 4th & 5th, will be the last one in a long series for me this spring. The 11th annual Fiber Frolic will be held at the Windsor Fairgrounds in Maine. I am both a vendor and an instructor.

On Saturday morning, I'll be teaching "Spinning 101" for those that would like to try their hands at a spinning wheel. I have two more wheels to assemble this week for students.
In the afternoon, it's "Drop Spindling" time. Looking for an inexpensive, easily transportable, way to make your own yarn. Here's the class for you. Learn to spin using a hardwood top whorl drop spindle.

I've kept the dye pots going all week getting hand painted roving wreaths ready for this weekend. The display stand was looking a little bare. Now it's fully stocked again.

Stop by the booth and say hello. I'll look forward to seeing you!