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September time

September 2, 2018

Happy 17th birthday Spiderman Iain

on September 1st

and – a day at the Saanich Fair

spinning with members of the weaver’s guilds

for the Sheep to Shawl

with a fleece prepared, combed and dyed

(thank you Brenda for a great job)

at 9:00am we all started spinning the same singles weight yarn

(that’s my Journey Wheel in the foreground)

then passed it on to Sara to be plied

in half an hour there was enough plied weft for Laura to start weaving

and at 4:00pm the weaving was finished

how did she weave the overshot pattern with all the talk/questions/people

thank you to Judy – on the right- for all the organizing

without a single mistake?

time for a quick visit to the Alpacas

isn’t she adorable?

I always want to take one home

but her owner, Tracy, reminds me that they are herd animals

and you need at least 2 or 3 or 4

but my farming days are over

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 3, 2018 3:03 am

    I love this sheep to shawl thing! You need a lot of spinners to get enough thread for one weaver, right? And, I agree, how did she manage to weave a complex pattern in that environment?! Good weaver!


    • September 3, 2018 7:57 am

      Kerry – they do this every year so good organizing and the weaver had a front man (woman) who answered questions and dealt with the public. It is great fun.


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