Beautiful, isn't it? And did you see those cute pictures of Missy? What a doll.
The coolest thing about guilds and spin ins is that you never know who you will meet. You could be sitting in the same room with a well known designer and not even know it until a little birdie whispers in your ear. You better believe that I got off my tahootie and introduced myself!
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Evelyn was winding some buffalo that she had been spindle spinning. This is the first time I had ever felt buffalo, and boy, is it soft! Pat, to the right in yellow, was spinning a yummy alpaca/mohair that her husband drum carded for her! I am so amazed by how well these spinning women have their mates trained
I also had the pleasure of meeting LindaK, who I recognized from somewhere, and it turns out that I had been reading about her adventures to India! Hi LindaK!
Linda brought her electric drum carder for us to use, and Kim was nice enough to bring lots of fiber for us to play with.
First, Linda demo'd how to use the carder:
I still need to photo some of the batts that Linda taught me how to card. I'll probably be spindle spinning them (if I can locate those spindles, that is!)
Being the bad blogger that I am, I neglected to get photos of Kim, Marti, Holly, and Denise, wonderful virtual friends from FiberTraditions who repeatedly show up
And finally, I leave you with a photo of a piece of mail that I received from another
Is that the Spinning Vortex I hear winding up?