Saturday, August 23, 2008

Teaching Fall Classes!

For anyone from the area young and old and everything in between, I will be teaching classes at the East End Art Studio and Gallery this fall. Their site has all of my contact info. classes listed at their website.

Any questions or to schedule a class with me contact me at the number provided on their site or through myspace

Thursday, August 14, 2008

I learned my lesson...

Being new to spinning, I have been very intent on finishing one yarn just to ply it and start on the next. This obsession left no time or desire to actually block my yarn so I ended up with a heap of about 10 to 12 skeins before I realized things were out of hand. While I should perhaps have learned now that washing all that yarn at once is a grueling task, what I really learned was to make sure those ties are TIGHT. What a mess...
The entire thing was a knot after I got through with whipping it about outside to get the excess water out. My precious knubby slubbed yarn seemed beyond repair. After a lot of frustration and working on the knot while I was on a camping trip it is now beautifully skeined waiting to be wound into a lovely ball. Earflap hat, here I come!