Enablers

I have to say, the Weave Spin Dye guild are nothing but a bunch of enablers. I went to a meeting recently (third Sunday of the month, Powerscourt balcony), to chat and catch up and see how things are going. Obviously I can’t bring much dye with me other than finished skeins, but others bring their weaving and spinning. Lisa from This is Knit brought this,

spinning wheelher Ashford Traveller spinning wheel. She rushed home to feed the baby, but left the wheel ‘in case anyone else wanted to try it out’.

I may have brought it home with me. For safe keeping. For it’s own good.

I also may have pulled out the lovely fibre that Cathyqtpi gave me a while ago. And I may have spun some.

spun yarnI’m definitely learning, although I’m not always sure *what* I’m learning.  I’m definitely headed down a slippery slope. I even hear rumours there is could be a spinning class at this year’s HandmAid Craft Day.

Weave, Spin, Dye

I was at the AGM for the  Irish Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers last week. It’s… possibly not the place to be if I don’t plan to learn to spin. I say that, because I came home with this.

spindle roving

At the end of the meeting, one of the guild members passed me a drop spindle. I’d made a comment on Twitter about a bit of extra roving from my last dye session. It’s only 25 grams, so not enough to sell really.  So it’s been decided for me that it’s time. I’m going to have to learn to spin.

Oh and thanks Cathy, it’s just the push I need 🙂