I took 3 classes at the festival this year. Glass Bead Making, beginning and advanced and Spinning Bunny. All were very fun. The Glass Bead Making was with Susan from Susan’s Fiber Shop.
The Chicken Legs decided to relax in the tent for the next two days when they realized that fire was an integral part of the bead making…
They came back at the end of the first day to see what I made.
And here’s all of them together after the second day and after I strung them together:
The Chicken Legs want me to tell you that of course I didn’t make the silver beads, the silver bracelet is a “Pandora” knockoff and the little silver goat bead was from a trip to Glacier National Park last year.
The third class I took was with Patsy Zawistoski. If you ever have a chance to take a class with her, do it! I learned so much about spinning from her. We learned to spin angora (german, english, french and giant breeds) straight as well as blended (with tussoh silk and merino) with hand cards and also a comercial top. It was very well organized and fun!
The Chicken Legs thought they might try the wheel, but they had trouble reaching…
Here are a couple of my classmates that The Chicken Legs met.
Nancy is on the right and Eileen on the left.
And I was very fortunate to have Jan (ravelry link) sitting beside me. It’s so nice to have someone so friendly and helpful sitting next to you! Thanks Jan!
We came out of the class with a really cool sample page,
that’s tufts of the unspun sample fiber at the top, and the plyed singles. All the writing in between is information on what the fiber is, how you spun it, what your impressions were of it. See what I mean about organized?! Lovely! And I did have a spun sample for that last tuft but I don’t know where it went, I’m hoping it’s mixed in with my spinning stuff. But if not that’s ok, we each got little bags of the same fibers so I could spin up another little sample! Boy, do I love angora! And The Chicken Legs agree…