Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Idle Wheel...Motivating a Spinner.

Please note...this is not just any spinning wheel, nor just any fleece...they are mine, and they are idle. Why, I ask myself...hmmm. Self had lots of answers, I think excuses seem more appropriate...but it looks like the upcoming year for the spinners just might encourage me out of my doldrums.

Wendy sent me this message...WAKE UP LADY_START SPINNING...

No, not really, but she did send the following:

On last Tuesday, we had our first spinners' meeting of the year, and remember we meet on the 3rd Tuesday at 7:30 PM at the Guild House. We decided to do a mohair challenge, interested people got a bag of very dirty mohair from Mary. Our challenge is to do something with it by May. If you weren’t at the meeting and are interested, Mary would happy to give you as much of the mohair as you want. If you have other mohair at home you could also use that.

Upcoming Programs:
October –evaluate guild spinning equipment: keep, dispose, replace

November –wheel ratios –How to determine what ratios your wheel has and then spin the same wool using different ratios to better understand what they do

January –introduction to color blending at the wheel(based on class taken at Midwest)

February –slow cooker dyeing (with possible guest appearance by Dwight Tardy)

March -combing

April – mystery sheep breed (Mary doesn’t remember the name but
expects to have a fleece from a Dutch breed by then)

May – results of the mohair challenge

I hope to see you all in October!

Looks like this will be a challenging and exciting year for spinning.

Note to self: NO more excuses.

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