I am returned from the Commonground Fair in Unity, Maine! My sister and I spent all Friday afternoon in the Fiber Tent, talking to some of the Wednesday spinners, viewing a spinning wheel exhibit of all sorts of spinning wheels from many different countries, and just basically learning a lot!
We bought a Jacob Coopworth fleece together – that is 1/2 a bag. This is what my share looks like:
We are going to do the whole gamut with this fleece: clean, card, and spin! We bought a nice set of hand carders.
We each bought some wool fiber to spin from Hope Spinnery
I also managed to find an old college friend and his shop Down to Earth Pottery. I bought a mug from him.
My sister and I exchange spinning wheels. I now have the “Beauty” for a couple of months!
. My sister has the Louet. We bought the Louet together; she was given the “Beauty”! I am hoping Beauty and I get along! I certainly have a lot of spinning to do as yet!
And finally, I came home to find my last skein all dried. I spun alpaca and corriedale together. It feels very soft!