Saturday, March 26, 2011

St Augustine Spin-In

The Textile Guild of St Augustine held their annual Spin In today and I attended with two friends (pictured is Jewel, Elayne and me).  We joined a group of about thirty spinners, rug hookers, knitters and spindlers to share what we know about fibers with the visiting public.  You would never know the economy is slow because there was a very large number of people we spoke with today!  Hundreds, in fact, came to the Welcome Center on their way to tour the Oldest City in the USA!  Most of us were in costume and it was so nice to be able to share our appreciation of wool and cotton with those who stopped by.  Children wanted to touch and try-we had hand cards and wool for them to handle; adults wanted to know how the wheel worked and what we did with the skeins of wool!  It was a great way to spend a day!

4 comments:

  1. That's very cool! I want to come do it just so I can wear your pretty dress. :)

    Glad you got to realize this long-held wish!

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  2. Sounds like fun. DD and I spent both days of the weekend at an Orenberg lace knitting workshop.

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  3. Wonderful!!! Don't you just love days like that? And I love your costume. I wish I could have joined you.

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  4. How cool! Looks like you all had fun :)

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