Today’s look back is taken from a newsletter I sent out in early January of 2010. That year I had scheduled Sara Lamb, Maggie Casey, Galina Khmeleva, Deb Robson, Michael Cook, Denny McMillan, Abby Franquemont and Amy King. Many of them were my first time meeting them and I was nervous every single time. And now they are all people I would consider to be friends. It was scary and awesome all at the same time.

I also was teaching a ton of classes myself.

My two favorite parts of having a physical shop was talking to people about wool every single day and helping them choose the right thing for their project and also hosting teachers. Hosting teachers let me meet a ton of super wonderful spinners and also a ton of super wonderful spinning students.

The reason I was thinking about hosting teachers and teaching classes myself is because in only about 3 weeks registration will open for my first ever retreat. I’m not sure if you’ve heard about it but It takes place on the same weekend of the New York State Sheep and Wool Festival in Rhinebeck, NY. It’s (almost) all inclusive and I am sooooo excited about it. Check it out and put it on your calendar. It’s going to be super small. Only 10 people. But if all goes well we will be doing them every year and maybe even a couple a year. Here’s a link to a PDF that you can print that has all the deets.

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