It really has been a non-stop month. I've travelled up and down the country, and seen an awful lot of spinners!
I'm currently enjoying a couple of weeks at home, before I get to go on my longest road trip of the year, up to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend workshop.
They've spun crepe yarns & textured corespun...
Learnt how to do beehives, or how to add beads and felt shapes, plus lots of other types of yarns.
A roomful of spinners all concentrating on learning new techniques is a very inspiring place.
There's also been a hot and steamy dyeing workshop, held on one of the hottest weekends of the year, where people learned all about the magic of silk dyeing.
The after that some serious enabling went on...
I was very honoured to be invited along to the first ever Yarningham where I taught a group of 8 lovely ladies how to drop spindle.
We used a whole variety of fibres, from the "I don't want to spoil it so I'll use undyed natural shetland" to the "hand dyed loveliness". I've taught small groups at my guild for years, but it's the first time teaching at a festival and felt very different to my usual show experience when I'm there selling things!
I love sharing the craft with others, and I'm certainly going to get lots of practise over the next few months as I'm demonstrating at http://www.newtownheritage.co.ukwww.newtownheritage.co.uk on nearly every Saturday in August and September.
I don't teach workshops at home, but do travel to pretty much anywhere in the country... Just get in touch if your local guild would like a visit.