Psst, want to see some of the fiber for my Happy Camper class on spinning variegated tops? I’m working on my samples. If you are coming to the retreat you will have the top two colorways from Yarn Hollow (left) and cjkoho designs (right) as your starting points. We will ply and draft colors together adding other variegated fibers like the ones in the two smaller photos. We’ll even throw in some solids and naturals to see what happens. It’s all kinds of fun
I taught a longer version of this class at Rhinebeck last year and here’s what happened to Tina from Nimblestix.
She got tired from all of the fun! There are still a few spots left for the Happy Camper Fiber Retreat, it’s September 19-21 in south eastern Michigan. Beth Smith will be teaching color carding and having a trunk show of her new book. Rita Petteys will be teaching dyeing fiber. Treat yourself, escape your family, come play!
In this week’s Proud of My Friends news: Amy King, expert spinner and amazingly talented dyer, has a fantastic new spinning class on Craftsy! Do you know someone that wants to learn to spin or someone who wants to review spinning basics? Is it you? Amy King’s new Craftsy class is called Foundations of Spinning and it is just that – all of the basics from wheels to fiber to drafting to plying to finishing. She knows all of the spinning things!
My kids started their school year today. I’m not sure what to do with myself, does anyone need me to drive them somewhere, make them lunch, argue the need for $200 shoes? Ha,ha,ha,ha! If anybody needs me, I’ll be over here spinning!