I have just had the most wonderful night out last night. Where would you go on your first solo trip out at night since the birth of your child 2 and a half years ago? Well, if you are me, and were given a spinning wheel for Christmas, it is logical to go to the local Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers, isn't it?!
What a friendly bunch of people, and a wonderful source of knowledge too. Some were spinners of 30 years plus, others had specialities in hedgerow dying, or felting. There was a wonderful jacket that someone had wet felted for themselves, and they had a challenge the other month to spin milk protein fibre. I learned how to card the wool, ply the wool, and look at the improvement in my spinning, the brown and white yarn on the left is prior to the meeting, and the cream on the right of the bobbin is what I did under the watchful eye of a guild member. I can see this being a wonderful source of inspiration, and am looking forward to the lots more practice with my own wheel and wool, as well as more meetings in the future.