Monday, July 30, 2012

Mid Summer Update

A bunch of yarn was dyed at the Natural Dye Workshop at La Plata Farms! Thanks to Pam Ramsey for a great day this past Saturday. Upcoming Events:
  • The August spin-in will be held on Saturday, August 25th at Joni Geiger's house just past Hermosa. More details to follow as we get closer to the date.
  • Bayfield Heritage day(s) will have the running of the sheep and the main activities on September 29th. This year it should be pretty interesting. They are planning many things including an antiques road show, ice cream making, a beer garden, and good music on that Saturday. There are dancers coming from Poland (yes, really!) in the evening and the fourth of July fireworks that couldn't be used on the 4th will be shot off that evening.
    The organizers have a canopy for any spinners willing to come and demonstrate spinning.
    I seem to find myself in charge of setting up some wool related activities for kids. I am a vendor that day and really need some help. Would like to have some felting, kool aid dyeing, and spool knitting for kids. I have all the materials and will bring them. Maybe if some of you want to come and spin we can take turns with the kid events so no one gets stuck with them all day long.
    Please, please, please do let me know if you are able to come since I need to report back to the organizers and they in turn need to get the canopies and tables for us. It should be a great way to support spinning in public, educating the public, and helping kids find out about the joy of working with wool... Hope to hear from you! Linda Smith 884-0502 smjam9 at