Beth Smith

Just a Couple of Things

I’ve been cleaning my fiber room. There are bins full of stuff to Keep, stuff to Sell, and stuff to Give Away. I’m thinking of having a porch sale in the next couple of weeks at the shop to clear out some older fiber and yarn. It’s good and there are even a couple of sweater quantities but if I’m really honest, I’m not going to use it – ever.
In the midst of it all came a true queen:-) Amy King. She is the Queen of the Spunky Eclectic empire and her new book, Spin Control, is spectacular and available at the Spinning Loft.

She’s cute as a button and NAUGHTY!

Friday’s class was all about spinning low twist singles yarns. We made several samples from start to finish.

Saturday’s class was all about core spinning. We did many samples and techniques including core spun locks and boucles. Fabulous.

I love this skein a lot and may have to make some more. It is dyed mohair locks spun on a mill spun cotton core.
There was some hair dyeing. Yup that’s my head. Pink for a while.
Did I mention she is NAUGHTY?
Most students were easily pulled into the shenanigans but not Lynmarie. She took great notes and made wonderful samples.
A shot of the mostly naughty class. They did work hard though.
Here are my 3 sample skeins. The 3 on the left are the Friday night skeins and then the core spun Mohair and the boucle. I have big plans for making more of all of them.

The class was very fun and it was lovely to spend some time with Amy sleeping together in the naughty girl’s room. I heard a rumour that she is planning on coming back in January for a team teaching visit with another fab teacher. We shall see if they can make their plans soon.

That’s really all the news. Much paperwork still happening as we complete our accounting software switch.
The finalists in the “I made it on my Schacht” contest were announced today and I would liek to congratulate Evil Michelle and Stacy on making it to the next level. I am taking all the credit for their success. I was their teacher, right?

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