This week is fair week and I will admit, it’s a bit hectic. So far everything is going smoothly. My kids have turned in their 4H record books and had their interviews and they have come out on top again. My oldest did a self-determined project, blacksmithing as there was no county blacksmithing project. He… Continue reading Thoughts on County Fair
After my trip to Olds, I met up with my family and we took a week long vacation through northern Washington, Montana and then down into Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. While in Bozeman, we wandered through the local yarn store and I asked if they had any spinning fiber….. she told me they had… Continue reading Building a yarn
My book is finished. My final skeins are in and tagged. Above is my level 5 final project. A woven bag of handspun hemp and flax. The main portion of the bag was woven on my rigid heddle loom. The band was woven on my inkle loom. I love this bag soooo much. I… Continue reading Wrapping up Level 5
With two technical skeins to finish I found myself in a bit of a pickle. The assignment was to spin a 3 ply sock yarn and present a finished 10 yard skein and a 5″x5″ swatch. I had been given a sample of some Lincoln/CVM cross. When I washed the fiber I fell in love… Continue reading Navajo ply vs true 3 ply
I just looked at the calendar again to be sure. I have just about 14 days until my flight leaves for Olds… In that time, I need to: Finish my final project and my homework for level 5. It’s close. I finished weaving the body of the bag last night. My 9 year old needs… Continue reading In the home stretch
I keep thinking how to start this post. There is just so much in my head when I think about the past week. So much more than just teaching and playing with fiber for 5 days. When I was asked to teach at this event, I was really not sure what to expect. I was… Continue reading Slickrock
I have just over a month to finish level 5 homework. It’s close and I have been working despite the distractions of having to keep 3 kids on track with their school work. Phrases like “what do you mean you just didn’t do math for 2 weeks.” Have been heard coming out of my mouth lately.… Continue reading Almost to the finish line… Sort of.