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time to celebrate

September 1, 2019

Happy, happy 18th birthday Iainand very best wishes for your start at UVic

spinning for Sheep to Shawl at the Saanich Fair on Saturday

Bob carding wool – starting at 9:30 am

the Fair theme was bees – people wore yellow and bee antennae

lots of happy spinners, spinning honey coloured local wool

getting started with the weaving – the pattern is Honeycomb

at 3:30 pm Beatrice was ready to cut off

the whole crew – with a couple missing

voila – the shawl needs finishing and washing

thanks to Judy for all the organizing

 to Brenda and Beatrice for weaving and more organizing

and to all the spinners, weaving demonstrators and those who were there to help

the weather is changing – you can feel it in the air – summer drifted by far too quickly

 

 

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 2, 2019 3:52 am

    What fun to have the theme to make this year a little different!

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  2. September 1, 2019 8:00 pm

    It reminds me a little of the Newbury Coat, a well known fleece-to-garment-in-a-day event from my home town in the UK: (http://www.newburyhistory.co.uk/newbury-coat). It just goes to show how fast experienced hands can work.

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    • September 1, 2019 11:12 pm

      Kate – yes, I’ve heard the story of the Newbury coat. Over the years I’ve participated in several Sheep to shawls, it is always good fun.

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