Popular teacher Mary Jane Mucklestone and friend show off their multi-tasking skills.
Fiber arts books reproduce at night, I swear!
Knitting Out Loud at Fiber College
Many thanks for valuable spinning tips from Heather of Highland Handmades and Debbie of Purple Fleece.
After 3 days of spinning, I finally vacated the chair...
Next up (after a few days rest): the North Country Spinning & Knitting Fiber Festival, in Presque Isle.
It was Worldwide Spinning in Public Day, so most of us did. These ladies' wheels were really turning! I just kept practicing. Several people, including 9 year old Dylan, watched me card mohair and other fibers together, then spin it into my own unique yarn. Dylan immediately decided he needs a wheel of his own!
This time, I had to do without KOL owner, Kathy Goldner, and run both booths on my own. I managed... but it's more fun when Kathy & I work together. Knitting out Loud was bi-locating - Kathy was doing the Fiber Fest down in the Fingerlakes Region of NY.
There was A LOT of fluff at this event, including that of the Angora bunnies behind this spinster, plus Alpaca, Shetland, Corriedale, Cormo, and the Angora goat locks that I brought along. The books & audio books were different & attracted a lot of attention here.
There were several weavers demonstrating.
This was my haven for two lovely nights. It's The Old Iron Inn in Caribou. Kate & Kevin are lovely people. This is the Amoeba room. The walls sport lovely old engravings of microorganisms, the bedside lamp is a beautiful old microscope and there are terrific fossils on the bathroom walls. Perfect! And books everywhere!
My only regret is that I only managed one yarn bomb during all these events - a little one at the rest stop up in Medway, Maine. I sewed this on in broad daylight with people all around & not a soul asked me what I was doing. Makes me wonder what else I could get away with...
Now back to making yarn!