Saturday, February 09, 2008

Spinning Tea and Fiber Swap!

I went to the third annual Spinner's tea and Yankee fiber swap hosted by Alexandra from Black Ram Farm and Barbara from The Wool Shed, great ladies!
The spinner's tea is held at the capital city grange hall in Montpelier every year, there are no vendors there, just people getting together to spin and have a good time. This year the event also benefited the Vermont Food Shelf!
This was my first time attending and I had a great time! I got to meet a lot of nice spinners and I even got some pointers for using my drop spindle. I had some really pretty roving from a friend at knit night so I spun up some of that.
Everyone brought some fiber to swap and snacks to share, Yum!
I think there where about 45 people there with their wheels and spindles.
We had spinners who had been spinning for 50 years and spinners who were spinning for the first time!

I ended up with some fun yellow roving from the swap. I don't know what the fiber is but it feels nice and soft.

P.S. Sorry for the blurry pictures, I was too busy spinning to get any good ones!


Mary said...

Wow that looks like you had a great time!! We got some ladies here in NE Arkansas together for a kitting meeting at Barnes & Noble. Two of the ladies brought their spinning wheels. One of them let me try hers out. It looks like something that I could learn to do.
Have a great day!!
God Bless You!!

Mary Mary said...

That looked like it was fun, I wish I had been free last weekend, I had heard about it on the VT knitters group.

Alyssa said...

Sounds like fun. I take my first spindle spinning class in a few weeks and I'm getting really excited. I can't wait to learn.

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