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.