Wednesday, June 2, 2010

High Fiber Event

Saturday Market "High Fiber" event

The local Saturday Market and Vashon Island Growers Association hosted a really fun fiber day.
Our NwRSA spinning group, "Spinners Rock", participated with many parts of the sheep to wearable process.
Spinners Rock display

from sheep shearing
T demonstrates sheep shearing
(thanks to T Martino Yamamoto of Wolftown fame)

to drum carding (sorry, missed my photo op on that one)
to spinning and spindling,
Happy Spinner
(here I am, the happy spinner, enjoying the moment of spring sunshine, not yet aware of the sunburn that is warming the back of my neck) Thanks to Myra for taking the photo for me!

Marci spindling - doing the twist
(and here's Marci, spindling away. She had a lovely young student for a while that day, learning how to spindle from Marci's able instruction)

to knitting and weaving,
Sue winding bobbins for weaving
(I love the way Sue uses a drill to wind bobbins!)

to natural dyes.
Laurel hanging dyed skeins
(I think Laurel's hanging some Marigold flower dyed skeins)

Lots of people, lots of interest in the process, lots of fun (in spite of the sunburn). Thanks VIGA for a great day!

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