Amy King Workshop – Sept 2017

We had a great time at our dye day with Amy King Sunday. We spent the morning making a rainbow from primary colors then in the afternoon we spread out to make colors with 2 primaries and a breath of the 3rd to give us colors with a slight brown, olive greens, maroons and others, also some did kettle dyeing, some did multicolored top or roving, what ever our hearts desired, all under Amy’s expert guidance!

Preparing Fleece Workshop by Donna Kay

Preparing Fleece by Hand

This class was for anyone who wanted to learn simple, inexpensive methods of preparing washed fleece for spinning. Students tried thier hand at flick carding, hand carding and combing. They learned how to choose a method based on the type of fleece and the type of yarn they wanted from each type of fleece. Fleece from different breeds will be prepared and spun.

Spinning for Purpose by Donna Kay

This workshop was for people tired of spinning the same old  yarn. In this workshop students expanded their skills and learned how to adapt their spinning to create the yarns they desired for their projects. Yarn characteristics, wool preparations, various drafting methods and plying was be covered.

Barnstead Swap

The meeting at Barnstead was fun; lots of time to chat with friends and get reacquainted with those we don’t see as often. The food, of course, is always wonderful. There are so many good cooks in this group!

Lots of goodies in the Yankee Swap and lovely items made with the previous year’s fiber.

There were many hats and scarves donated for the Families in Transition and I’m sure they will be greatly appreciated. Thank you all who donated.