Two weeks ago we got in 3 wheels from the Bluebonnet Spinning Wheel Company located in Texas. I wanted to carry these wheels because they are very pretty and also they have a wide range of prices to suit any budget.
Honey Bee. The treadles fold up and it gets pretty flat.
pretty basic but it feels good to spin on.
Shamrock wheel. See that cute little shamrock on top? It's just for pretty and it does its job.
Thimble Wheel and more specifically the Fairy Thimble. There are many models of Thimble wheels but I loved the cut outs on this one.
This wheel does fold.
I think it's a tiny bit vibraty when spinning but I'm also pretty picky.
Spunky Eclectic and Spin Control Fame was here all weekend. Friday night we learned Nuno Felting. I was prepeared to be annoyed by it but I actually liked doing it. i made an orange scarf. Also, forgot to take photos. I was very busy.
Sunday was weaving with handspun. We learned a lot about how to know if the yarns you have are appropriate for warps and how to make yarns - even singles - work in your weaving projects. We also learned about how different kinds of looms will make a difference in what yarns you can use.
Then Amy went back to Spunky land to prepare for SOAR... which brings me to my next topic.
I'm getting ready to go to SOAR too. This box had all of the little business card size labels I had printed. Each student in my 3 day class will get 3 cards for each breed.
Those three cards went into a page protector with a sheet of cardstock. The cardstock is color coded by the wool category. So each student will have 17 sheets, one for each breed, 5 colors for the 5 categories we will cover.
My plans for this afternoon include packing my clothes and seeing what I need to wash. My hand tools and wool for day one are already in another suitcase that I will carry with me and my samples will be in my carry on.
I'm almost ready to go...I just need some snacks!