Sunday, November 13, 2011

Slater Mill and Northeast Handspinners Association

Looking forward to December 3rd. Heading down to Pawtucket RI for the 2011 NE Handspinners Assoc Open House. Lots of luscious fiber fun. Here's a taste of the program:

Main Speaker: Ann Hood
The author of the bestselling novel, THE KNITTING CIRCLE, and the memoir,
COMFORT: A JOURNEY THROUGH GRIEF, which was named one of the top ten non fiction
books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly and was a New York Times Editor's Choice. Ann has
been a welcomed speaker at Fiber Events- combining her story telling skill with the healing
respect for fiber related arts and crafts. A R.I. native- she is very excited to have been invited to
this event and looks forward to meeting members of NHA. She will have her books available for
purchase during the afternoon spin.

Local Rhode Island Vendors will be on site at the Jencks Center.

Something to follow

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Hot off the press

Just returned a few hours ago from the 2nd Annual New England Fiber Festival at the Big E in West Springfield MA. Met lots of very nice people (typical for fiber festivals in my experience) and shot another few hundred photos for the portfolio -- see below, and more at the Walking Wool facebook page.  Also, got a front row seat for a shearing, and learned a little more about that skill, which I covet and hope to learn one day. Some helpful vendors gave good feedback on the sample Walking Wool Calendar I brought with me.

It was worth the reasonably short drive.

Border Leicester




Corriedale, before and after shearing
Shearing demonstration