Every year those of us who spin and/or weave celebrate National Spinning and Weaving week. It's the first full week in October. This year it was the 7th through the 13th, and there has been an exciting new celebration going on! The National Needlework Association sponsored the first annual "Spinzilla". This was a community-wide contest to see which group of spinners around the country (and Canada) could spin the most yarn in a one-week period. We here at Web-sters were a group of 11 spinners, and our group was combined with Yarn Tree Studio's 11 participants. Some folks spin daily, I hadn't spun for a year, so this was a wonderful opportunity to pull my great Ashford wheel out, oil it up, and spin some fiber into yarn. The following is a collage of the wonderful yarn spun by our group. Even more than the competition, it was simply fun, and we are already looking forward to next year!
Speaking of fiber-y goodness, one of the most amazing and colorful fibers Web-sters has is the Abstract Fibers hand dyed roving. Oh, my. The color combinations are stunning, and the fibers are a dream to spin. Can't ask for more than that.
If you haven't tried spinning yet, please give it a whirl. It's a wonderful, relaxing, very meditative hobby. Our quarterly Beginning Spinning class is currently in progress, but we are happy to set up a private lesson for you.
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This is a fantastic time of year at Web-sters, and the current schedule of classes is in full swing. One of the exciting new classes starting November 13 (it's never too early to sign up, don't wait till the last minute!) is the Knit to Fit and Flatter Series: Part 1. Erins expertise is fitting sweaters. If you have a difficult time choosing the correct sizing for your knitted sweaters, or the correct shape for your body type, Erin will make sure you are on the path to knitting the perfect sweater for you.
Also in November is the Crocheted Moebius Cowl class. This light-as-air yet warm and soft cowl will be a breeze to crochet with Luras help. As the holidays are nearly upon us, this would make a wonderful gift for someone special.
Speaking of the holidays...Wouldn't you like some wonderful sheep to keep you company this holiday season? These little ones are looking for new homes. Aren't they cute?
We have hat kits available for the Help with Hats drive for Dunn House and the youth residential services here in the valley. Be sure to pick up your kit (or use your stash yarn and pattern) and return your hats along with a donation of a canned good by December 2nd. We do thank you for your support of these organizations.