Thursday, February 25, 2010

Hands On Color Monteagle Returns!


This year Hands On Color Monteagle returns on June 4-6, 2010 at the Dubose Conference Center in Monteagle, TN. This weekend residential color spinning workshop was a huge success last year. This year we'll be able to use the motel-style accomodations at Dubose which are a lot quieter than the dormitory we used last year. This year we'll focus on using handpainted top to spin the yarns we really want from super thin to super thick and we'll explore color combining in two ply yarns using various angles of ply from balanced to supercoil. We'll have a spin-in again like last year, good food, great company, and tons of beautiful fiber for sale. If you would like to be on the mailing list for this event, please email me. In a few days I'll be able to send you prices and other details.

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

All Downhill From Here

Life is good! I just bought an Ashford Wild Card drum carder and can't stop!!! Watch out Monk! I may come at you with a brush to add a little bloom to an earth tone! Seriously, this is a very cool little machine. It makes a super deep batt and they spin so beautifully. Wow. I'll be bringing this baby to classes for sure. It's so light...what a sweet toy.

So I've been posting more yarns and also some batts on etsy. Yesterday I spent a while taking cheesecake shots of gorgeous fibers and yarns. Wish I could tell them, "Ok, lean a little to your left. Great! Now chin on a fence!" I especially love photographing the batts. Cielo looks like an ocean wave in mid break.

News flash! We've started a local spin/knit/crochet group here in Sewanee! Twisted Friends will hold their third meeting today at 4:30 PM at St Andrews Sewanee in the library of Simmons Hall! This is really marvelous, thanks to the ever supportive Claire Reishman and the functions committee at SAS. Thanks so much for providing us with such a comfortable place to bring our wheels and needles. This isn't a class, it's just an informal gathering, but there will be spinners and knitters there. We hope our ranks will grow, so if you are in the area and interested, please join us from 4:30 to 6:00 PM on Wednesday afternoons.

Not I've gotta go card and spin. Cheers.