I’ve added a tab for classes. I have the schedule now for the Dyeing Class in April.
No studio today, knitting at home. Maybe a log for the fire and a movie.
I’ve done something I have never done before. I taught someone how to spin before I taught them how to knit. The woman who owns these hands can make magic.
Another knitter and spinner set loose on the world. Excellent.
Being open to change is a wonderful thing. Embracing change is even more amzing. The space is now either fibre related or in Joan’s case, fibre friendly.
With the new fibre crew on board, and realizing that basically we share the same brain when it comes to our likes and dislikes it was apparent that we need to all call in before we go out on our own seeking some rare and fabulous Hungarian fleece. So it begins. We are ready for the birth of the Fibre Collective.
I’m stoked. It seems that I am in the company of talented, generous people who see the world through the same fuzzy, fleecy lens as I do. This has brought a few issues to light.
- I am restarting the studio drop in group. I miss it others miss it. Enough said
- I will be offering a dyeing class. Okay, March folks, near the end of the month, details to follow.
The 355 project has had 3 yarns updated to the page, however the next few days will be a yarnapalooza with many updates. I’ve spent the last few days carding and prepping so I am really looking forward to the alchemy of finished wool.
Gabi continues to amaze me with her wonderful photography and I can hardly wait for her new photos of this piece including a beautiful baby, rather than just laying on a log.
and none of it for me….Okay, I confess that I snagged two rovings. I swear I am only doing that for quality control.
My final class with my intermediate group finished yesterday. Bittersweet, I would have to say. This group was a joy to teach. The yarns that came out of last night’s class were positively stunning. And I must confess –I enjoy the largess teachers collect. I had food, wine, a super sweet card, chocolates and absorbent J Clothes….(obviously from someone who has been in the studio on dyeing day!)
The monthly carding group will give me a chance to check on their progress but I’m not sure it’s going to be enough. Hopefully a few studio visits will fill the gaps.
Much thanks this week to Kristin and Becky for the fibre assist. The rovings we cannot spin are being tagged right now for their long trek to the Arctic Circle.
The focus tonight is on 3 ply yarns…Gotta love a nice bouncy, round, lofty 3 ply…Yeah…
As well as the teaching, I’ve been feverishly working on the 355 Project. Inspiration for my current skein came from one of Felicia’s exquisite rovings. BFL and silk are my favourite combination of fibre, the lustrous long wool and the drape from the silk make gorgeous yarn. I’ll post a pic when it’s done so you can see for yourself.
Looking forward….new studio mates, new yarn, new possibilities.