Sunday, February 24, 2013

Rare Wools on a Winter's Night

 What do you do amidst the television hype of yet another winter storm... "blizzard acomin'"? Some folks actually go get milk and bread. Not spinners, they go to the guild house where the whirl is the fleece making its path into skeins of yarn and Grace presented the evening's program about rare wools.  Fascinating topic..."Who is Rare?"  I know so very little about the fiber I spin, mostly that its from Janette's flock, and I take it for granted that it will always be there when I need it.  Otherwise, I have no clue. Grace asked the simple questions...what's a breed? and what's rare? and thankfully also discussed the answers. She recommended the book, Fleece & Fiber, as one source for information. Overall, a great learning opportunity.

Greg is helping a new spinner.
Spinning is a social art, where everyone spin along, chatting or listening,  helping one another as needed. There is no need for the social lubricant known as food, when the spinner has the wheel, the fiber, the lock, the camaraderie, another's show and tell...Spinning, a wonderful way to spend a winter's night.

Show and Tell
Show and tell

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