Sharing, Shearing, Sewing
Saturday I participated in the 1st annual Whatcom SkillShare and Barter Faire
As you might guess, my SkillShare was spinning. I brought a whole bunch of wool, carders, two wheels, and some yarn and small items to barter with if the opportunity arose.
It was a good time. I really enjoyed talking to people about wool and spinning, and folks seemed to appreciate having a chance to get behind the wheel and see what they could do.
There were also people demonstrating and instructing people on drop spindle and supported spindle spinning. So we had a whole array of options for the wool-curious to check out.
And I actually did my first ever bit of bartering! I brought home a reversible little project bag, some grapefruit scented hand cream, facial toner, and herbal soap. Mmmmm. good smellin’ stuff 🙂
Then today, much to my amazement, my stupid rope trick (see Outsmarting the Smarty Sheeps worked again! So I had the chance to spend some quality time with Frank and get the last of this Fall’s shearing done.
Oh my gosh! He actually is white under all that messy wool!
So that was cool. All the boys are fresh and sporty-lookin’.
And sewing. Lets not forget about the sewing.
Really pleased with how this is going so far.
Hope that I didn’t just jinx myself by writing that 😉
Still have most of the side and under-sleeve seams to go, but
The sleeves are in! The sleeves are in!
Can you tell how excited I am?