I’m just back from teaching in Baltimore at the Intrepid Spinner retreat. What a great bunch of spinners! In my classes we spun fat yarn, spun color, plied and stitched.
The spinners at the retreat were curious and nimble minded. They were happy to take an idea and explore it. We ate brownies and told stories. All of the spinners I taught were new to me, even the three that traveled from Michigan – we could have traveled together!
I enjoy teaching all of my classes, seeing the light go on in a spinner eyes when something clicks or something I say answers a question they’ve been chewing on for a while. But when I teach color classes I always see something shift in my spinners, they come in hesitant about working or combining colors and leave ready to mix and spin through their whole stash with confidence. At this retreat I debuted my Spinning for Stitching class and it was beyond fun to share my latest spinning obsession with other stitchers.
Last, but not least I got to spend time with two of my favorite people, Jacey and her husband Levi. We strolled and ate our way through Baltimore in between the teaching, talking so much I’m not sure how we remembered to breathe.
This was my last teaching gig for the year and today I’m packing up my samples and putting them away to wait for the spring!
I listened to this book as I drove back and forth and I can’t recommend it enough, an interesting twist on a doomsday story, with engaging characters and great reader.