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Sunday, September 13, 2009

Spinning on the Sidewalk!

Saturday September 12, NW Handspun Yarns in downtown Bellingham, played host to our regular guild meeting.

People were very interested to see what we were doing and I think that we did a great job of being ambassadors for our craft!

We started setting up about 10:00 - it was lovely and shady on the side of the street where we were working - We were extremely lucky for the good weather, as it had been cooler and rainy all week.

Here is Deb L. modeling the shawl that was spun and woven during the "Sheep to Shawl" at the NW Washington Fair last month. Aren't those colors great on her?

We are selling tickets to raffle off this shawl and the one that we made during the Skagit Highland Games in July.

The red yarn was all dyed last month during dye day - the brown thread is the yarn that was spun during the event. It is a fleece from one of our Shetland Sheep - I think it is quite pretty. If you click on the picture it will "biggify" so you can see the detail!

Here is the shawl that was made in July.

I am always fascinated by the different wheels that everyone has. It often seems that there are no two alike!

This little wheel is Denise's new antique wheel that she just got last week. A few mechanical modifications and "there you go" - she has a new traveling wheel.

Linda was combining three different rovings to make this pretty thread that she will ply with a midnight blue - I can't wait to see how it turns out.

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The sun finally started to creep over the top of The Crown Plaza and we lost our nice shady spot - I don't know about anyone else, but the back of my neck was really sunburned - you'd think I'd have remembered to bring some sun screen after I reminded you all to bring yours...

We had a few people using drop spindles.

Deb showed off all the beautiful things that she brought back from The Sock Summit.

Nancy was warping the shop loom in preparation for her Anniversary party next month. (She was smart and wore a hat!)

This picture says it all - We just had a GREAT time - lots of time to laugh and talk.

Thanks to NW Handspun Yarns for being such a great host!

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