I have been talking about doing a spinning club for years. I have even gone as far as planning out projects and sourcing for breed specific fibers. It’s been one of those things that always got moved to the back burner as other parts of life and work were more demanding. This past February, when I was at a spinning retreat with Judith, I realized, as I sat there for days and days spinning to my heart’s content, that the time had come and was now or never.
So…here were are!!! It is up on the website right now as I write this blog post.
Since this year has been about change, growth, and movement, I’ve decided to do this club a little differently than we do the sock club. If you recall, a month or so ago I asked what you’d like to see in a spinning club, and I tried to incorporate as many of your wishes as I could.
We are starting with small steps, which actually is just how I started the sock club; it just didn’t stay that way for very long. Anyway…for the rest of 2013, we’re offering the spinning club in three individual packages and then, also, as a group of three (with a small discount), which gives you choices!! So if you just want or can afford one, then you have that option. We are offering a limited number to start with, and once we get our bearings, we’ll probably up the number next year. You should know, though, that once we hit our limit ,we will be closing down sign-ups for 2013, which means that if you order the August package and then change your mind a month later, there’s a good chance we’ll be sold out. So just keep that in mind.
We’re starting Rockin’ Whorl with some of my favorite tops: Polwarth, BFL Tussah, and BFL Mixed, Baby Camel, Merino and Silk, and will then work our way into batts and all kinds of other glorious breeds, blends and put-ups and who knows what other fiber wonder. I’m so excited with the prospect of working with so many differing fibers, blends, put-ups, the creative people who make them and what we then can create with them. I am first and foremost a spinner. I love the process of spinning and making yarn and this makes my woolly heart hum with joy. We’ll spin for all kinds of color, we’ll explore different breeds, the best way to process and spin them based on what they are; we’ll talk tons about blending and so much more. There is no end to the twists and turns we’ll take!
I hope you’ll join me on this yarn making journey.
Seasonal Hue Shift Update:
As promised the list of colorways from your wish list that really are up temporarily. We’ll be taking these back to Hue-Spa this Wednesday before 12:00 pm Pacific time.
Apple Vally Road * Alina * Barney Rubble * Chawton Cottage * Cozy, Fierce and Dirty Girl
Dragon Dance * Drucilla * Fairgrounds * Faulty Dyer * G-Rocks * Ilanaaq
Koi Koi * Lettuce Knit
Monsoon * Mr.Green Jeans
Pop Rocks * Rabia * Scaponia * Sassafras * Spawn of Braun
Storeytime * Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah
I think I did that right. Holy moly that was way harder then you would think. I kept deleting the ones that were leaving and leaving the ones that were staying. Obviously time to head to the dye pots!
Before I head to the barn, please join me in welcoming to our LYS family Rebecca Hart and her lovely yarn store, Warm’n Fuzzy in Cary, North Carolina. If you’re in the neighborhood, say hi and stop by she just got a shipment of Blue Moon!