I know I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again —- I love my spinning guild! Last night’s meeting was a workshop on dyeing silk caps. The workshop was fantastic and lots of kudos to Rosane who pulled the whole thing together for us.
Before we dive in, every meeting starts out with some show & tell …….
the first two pictures are Peggie Ehler’s submissions to the Master Spinners program. Then we have Ellen’s felted house socks. First on the second line of pics are Peggy’s argyle socks. After that are Judy’s hat and gloves. Then Lisa’s handspun from her very own angora bunny that she got at Rhinebeck – she named him Foo Foo! We are all encouraging Carol to send pictures of her handspun, handknit afghan into Spin Off – isn’t it gorgeous?? And now that we finally have some cooler temperatures around here, a snuggly poncho.
After the parade of talent, we got onto the workshop!
Once we were done painting the silk, we rolled it up in plastic wrap. We could either steam it for a half hour at the meeting, or take it home and give it a two minute zap in the microwave. Then we were instructed to rinse them until the water ran clear and hang to dry.
Next month’s meeting will be a workshop on spinning the caps.
I think it’s fabulous that you have fun and learn stuff, too.
That’s one fabulous guild you have! Looks like you had a great time and learned so much. That’s what I love about guilds. Guess I had better join my local and see what’s up.
Lovin’ all the pics! Carol’s afghan is amazing — I hope she does submit it.
What a great guild, looks like everyone had a great time.
crap..missed another awesome meeting. Thanks for the great report Ann! All the show n tell is amazing.
One of these months I’m gonna make it out there….
Oooh, silk caps are fun! I love separating them and making the roving. What kind of dye were you using? It all looks great!
Thank you for the kind words, and for taking the pictures!
You get to do some pretty cool stuff! Now I’ve heard it all. I can say I know someone with a pet named “Little Bunny Foo Foo”.
Does he scoop up meecie mice? amazing what I remember.
That looks like so much fun!
You are a lucky knitter/spinner to have that guild in your area with so much fun sharing all those new things..
The calf shaping on that argyle sock is so lovely. I can’t stop looking at it.
I *love* that afghan!!!
That afghan sure could give a log cabin lap throw an inferiority complex…