Saturday, September 12, 2009

Spinning on the Sidewalk

Our spinner guild met today and instead of our regular place at Nancy's Farm, we met down town B'ham at NW Handspun Yarns where we set up our wheels (or whatever) on the sidewalk and became ambassadors for our craft.

We started at 10:00 but it was not too early for coffee.

There were probably about 15 or so people who showed up. Long time members like Linda who was hand blending three rovings for this thread that she will ply with a midnight blue - I hope she brings what ever she makes with it to the next meeting - I think it is going to be stunning.

And brand new spinners, like Camile who sat on my right - she had only been spinning for a few days. She gladly accepted advice that was handed her way.

Nancy was warping a loom for her Anniversary week weaving project.

It was absolutely beautiful today and she was smart enough to wear a hat - I was not - the back of my neck is burned to a crisp - yeow!

This picture says it all - A wonderful time was had by everyone who attended!


Nancy K. said...

What a GREAT idea!

I want to spin outside with friends....


Tammy said...

That is an incredible idea! Anytime the public can see and appreciate such skills is a win. The sheeps and I went to the Celtic event yesterday and it never ceases to amaze me how far separated from 'reality' people are. It did turn out to be an amazing sales event for me, which I was NOT expecting. I sold so much roving and there were so many spinners and fledgling spinners in the crowd.

Wool Enough said...

What a fabulous idea. I would love to encounter a sidewalk full of spinners while strolling down the street.

Tina T-P said...

Our guild has done a lot of demo'ing lately what with the fairs etc. but this was really fun and people seemed quite interested in what we were working on too - like Tammy said, there are a lot of spinners out there.

We were extremely lucky that we had good weather - it would have been a bummer to have it rain.

Sharon said...

I had never thought about a sidewalk for a spin-in. I need to keep that in the back of my head. I'm afraid outdoor weather is coming to a close here, but I'd love to do that next year. Thanks for sharing!

thecrazysheeplady said...

How fun!