Spinning…it’s been my art venue of choice lately. Maybe it’s the ease of not having to count rows, the soothing feel of fiber slipping through my fingers or the supportive guild. I have five spinning wheels at my house right now, one is a “foster wheel” that I’m holding for someone until they can get it sent to them in New York. Two closets are stuffed with fiber and yarn plus raw fiber bags in the shed. Can I just say that spinning takes up more room than knitting?
With all this spinning and occasional knitting going on, I’ve found myself teaching more classes. From the local yarn shop to fiber festivals to an alpaca ranch. Opportunities keep popping up and I find no reason to turn them down. I’ve added a page to this website to let you know what classes are coming up. You can find the page here: Classes and Appearances. There’s always the option for customized classes and I do love to travel, so please contact me for questions.
A natural result from all this spinning is too much handspun. Not that one can really have too much, but my closets are bursting at the seams. I’ll be selling my handspun online soon, just not sure which venues to try yet. Etsy? Facebook? Ravelry? Ebay? Here? Please share your thoughts on this – have you sold handspun? Purchased handspun? Whatever the venue will be it, it will need to be easy, cheap and effective.
Well, the dishwasher just ended and I have a few more chores to do before I can sit at the wheel again. Until next time, may all your yarn be handspun.
Upcoming Classes and Appearances
April 6 & 13, Noon – 2pm Spinning for Beginners – Off the Needles yarn shop, Billings, MT.
June 25, 9am-12pm 3-D Needle Felted Owl – Sage Ridge Mill & Critters Fiber Retreat, Clearmont, WY
July 23, 8:30-11:30am Beginning Drop Spindle – Copper K Fiber Festival, Whitehall, MT
July 23, 1:30-4:30pm Little Long Scarf – Copper K Fiber Festival, Whitehall, MT