Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Berkeley Springs Studio Tour + Knit-In and Spin-In

The Studio Tour is coming at this Memorial Day weekend. We are planning a special event here — a "modified" sheep-to-shawl demo (modified because the sheep were sheared a month ago! and because everybody is invited to help).

We are inviting your participation! I'll show you how to prepare and spin from longwool locks, so bring your drop spindle, wheel, and knitting needles (size 5 or 6). Our spinning teams will handspin the dyed longwool locks, and the knitters will create small squares (any size) which will be pieced together for the shawl.

The finished shawl will be donated to the Morgan County Art and Elegance fundraiser in November.

Please note that individual instruction in spinning or knitting for beginners will not be possible during the event (there's only one of me!), so some basic skills will be needed to participate, although everyone can help with fiber prep!

The artwork shown above was a group project to showcase the artists on the tour. My square is the felted green leaves on the top row.

Date and time: May 23, 24, and 25, 11 to 5. I hope to see you here!

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