Thursday, February 24, 2011

Roving vs Cloud...


As a novice spinner, I struggle with what type of fiber to use. Well, to be honest, I struggle with a whole lot of things but the basic preparation of the fiber and it's content play serious havoc with my spinning. All you experts assure me that practice, practice, practice contribute to creating the best yarn. I enjoy spinning from a cloud, especially if it contains a little mohair. Makes me feel successful. I'm like that child who needs a lollipop after behaving at the bank...I need positive reinforcement to continue practicing. I'm sure each of you have preferences of your own and your reason why. Share them with me sometime.

Iowa Federation Spring 2011 - 50th Anniversary Meeting
April 30, 2011
Johnson County Fairgrounds, Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA

At the spinners meeting last week, amid the wheels, fibers and folks...Planning for the Federation meeting took center stage. Our guild is hosting the event and it's coming up fast. There will be demonstrations, classes, vendors, food and just plain fun spending time together, spinning, knitting, and chatting. Registration is only $15. Lunch will be either a box lunch available for purchase or on your own.

There is a need for volunteers. The major activities are organized, but we need folks to assist in almost every aspect. On the day of the meeting we will need people for:
- general set up
- vendor set up assistance
- registration
- runners
- kitchen
- general tear down
- vendor tear down assistance
The planners have done the hard part, all we need to do is help. Think about where you'd most like to help, there will be a signup sheet at the next meeting.

There will also be People's Choice which includes the following categories:
- handspun handknit
- handspun handwoven (may include some commercial fiber)
- weaving
- felting
- skeins
Collect all those wonderful projects and bring them with you to the
Iowa Federation Spring 2011 - 50th Anniversary Meeting
April 30, 2011
Johnson County Fairgrounds, Riverside Drive, Iowa City, IA

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