Monday, September 28, 2015

Weekend Fiber Fun

drop spindle, roving, and bobbin
September 25, 2015
Two years of planning came together on Friday and Saturday: a Spinning Weekend with Maggie Casey - sponsored by Fremont County Fiber Arts Guild. Maggie is a well-known spinner and author, and we were honored to have someone of her expertise come to our small community.

spinning wheel and roving
September 26, 2015
hands of a master (Maggie Casey)
winding a bobbin
September 25, 2015
spinning cotton fibers directly from the boll
September 26, 2015
I took a LOT of photos of the classes, so more photos of the weekend can be seen on the newly established Fiber Guild blog throughout this week.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness what a fun time! I have that book and LOVE it! Can't wait to see more photos.

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  2. Oh good! I'm looking forward to viewing all the pictures! Hope everyone had a good time.

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  3. Sounds like a great class! Call me crazy but at first glance at your drop spindle, roving, and bobbin picture I saw a face, two eyes, two hands together and crossed legs. I swear I haven't had a thing to drink! I've been looking at too many of my grandkids' stick figures.

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  4. Sounds like fun! I would like to learn how to use a drop spindle and of course that spinning wheel I have upstairs only gathers dust:(

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  5. Fun times. It's always neat to learn something new, especially from someone who really knows what they are doing. Looking forward to some more pictures.

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  6. Looked like fun. When we were raising sheep, every time we sheared them I thought about learning to spin. But I never did. I do remember my grandmother carding her wool to use as quilt batting. Now I'm wondering if she did any spinning too.

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  7. Ooh - that looks like a lot of fun. You make me want to do something like that. Was this your first time? What a great thing to learn. Love the photos.

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  8. Great job on the Fiber Guild blog! I especially liked seeing the process of making boucle. Did you get a chance to spin or were you there only to report on the event?

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