Photos from this year’s festival booth and display.
WE HAD A BIG CIRCLE OF MEMBERS AND THEIR WHEELS FOR THE ANNUAL MEETING APRIL 9 2017 AT THE EPSOM FIRE HALL.
A short business meeting with the Board members confirmed for another year. Information about our Library materials – growing! Planning for the S&W Festival demonstrations and skein contest coming up soon in May. Marci from the Elegant Ewe spoke about the trip the The Shetlands that she and Amy of Elegant Ewe Travel are planning – if you are interested in joining them for Shetland Wool Week, please see the Resources of this website for further information. Some show-and -tell of this year’s projects to make up for the canceled Fashion Show. Potluck feast and then our speaker – Lindsey Rice, owner of Bartlett Yarns in Harmony, ME.
His presentation included history of the mill, its processess for selecting, cleaning, blending, dyeing , spinning – with tips on relating all of the same to our own craft of handspinning. Thank you, Lindsey for sharing your insights and expertise with us.
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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.
It was with a heavy heart that the Fashion Show this year had to be canceled due to snowy weather. We had displayed some of this year’s work efforts at the 2017 Annual Meeting.
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.