Monday, June 22, 2009

teaching an old dog a new trick

i have never had a formal spinning class. i didn't even know how to spin when i bought my wheel. i was fortunate to have the skill of several patient spinners (and you tube) to get me going. shortly after i started, i took a class with celia quinn to spin over 75 different fibers. i did it poorly. when an opportunity arose to take a 'hone your handspinning skills' workshop, i jumped on it. held at WEBS in massachusetts, our instructor was barbara perry of foxfire fibers. she has a new dying book in print, vendors at the large festivals, and blogs about her farm. the class exceeded my expectations. she was knowledgeable and able to share all the information in a clear, learn-able way. the time flew by, so much so that i never even took a picture.
this is the bag of fiber she provided for us to spin with. these are the bags of yarn that cc and i drove home with after our shopping adventure.
i'd quickly take another class from her. now i'm off to practice.

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