Sunday, 30 September 2012

Smith and Ewe at the Ponderosa Spinners Spin-In, Kelowna, BC, Sept. 22

I was invited to this annual event as a vendor, and was very happy to join this group for the day. This is part of my booth with hand dyed Bluefaced Leicester braids.

Another section with hand dyed Mawata silk hankies.
Hand dyed merino/nylon superwash rovings, and hand dyed, hand blended fibre batts.

Enjoying an entire day with nothing to do but spin, chat, learn and watch others do the same :)

I took a walkabout and watched happy customers spin up fibre they had just purchased from me.

In the afternoon after a fabulous lunch, we had a Show and Tell and items were laid out for closer viewing and questioning.
This piece involved natural dyeing with leaves and flowers, basically rolling up the damp handwoven fabric with plant materials inside, leaving for a few days, and unrolling -
a serendipitous method of achieving interesting
and unexpected effects from nature.

Some beautiful handspun art yarns.

A prize winnning handspun and handwoven vest.

and Melissa Nasby brought some of her incredible hand felted and sculptured masks.
It was a fun day and I hope to be back again next year. Thanks, everyone!

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