6.24.2008

Fun at BSG

I went to the Black Sheep Gathering hoping to find fun, friends, and rest. I wasn't disappointed.

My beginning spinning workshop was all day Friday and it was over-the-top. Laurie Weinsoft was not only a good instructor but a very generous one. She got everyone started with their wheels, and then she offered a broad spectrum of fibers for us to try. We tried roving, batts, locks, fresh raw wool, silk hankies, dyed silk coccoons (lollipops?), silk roving, ... you get the idea. We also tried handcards and drum carders with dyed roving. Serious fun. I had no idea I would get all of that in a beginning class. Thanks Laurie!!

I packed my camera and charged the extra battery.... and, at the end of the day in the car, I realized I did not take any pictures. Maybe I was giddy with wool fumes.

I saw 2 Betty Roberts wheels in person, 5 feet away, I stopped and my jaw dropped. Wow. Beauty and function.

I got to say hello to Marnie and The Bellwether and Cheryl of Knitting on the Rogue River and Lori of Capistrano Fiber and Bonnie of The Bon and Michele and .... and sometimes we were having fun talking fiber and forgot to introduce ourselves.

I let myself buy some treats...

Fiber from Capistrano Fiber Arts...
Mill ends of Socks that Rock ....
A specially designed diz (it is the large clear circle and the blue beads are the handle to the little hook) .....

Silk hankies....
orifice hook, spinning wheel oil, Jacquard dye in Vermillion, and a basket.

The highlight, though, was taking a workshop. and meeting people. and getting some rest.

5 Comments:

At 6/24/2008 , OpenID celadon2 said...

sounds like you had a fantastic time.

 
At 6/24/2008 , Blogger Bea said...

You've gotten some good stuff! I'm glad you had a good time.

 
At 6/25/2008 , Anonymous Stale Peeps said...

I'm so glad you could get away. It sounds like a wonderful weekend. Love the fiber you bought too and isn't Lori of CFA SUCH a wonderful lady? We are so happy you went - next year we go too!

 
At 7/04/2008 , Blogger Lynn said...

Glad that you got to go. Maybe I'll see you there in a couple of years?

 
At 7/26/2008 , Blogger Violiknit said...

What gorgeous goodies you brought back from Black Sheep!

 

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