I am back home after a wonderful trip to the US. My travels included - Interweave Knit Fest in Loveland, Colorado; John C Campbell Folk School, NC; Maryland Sheep & Wool; a visit with Judith MacKenzie; visits to guilds in Denver and Boulder, CO; and Shuttles, Spindles and Skiens, Boulder, CO; and lastly the Marshfield School of Weaving, Vermont.
I was travelling with my friend Martha Owen and we had such a great trip, meeting lots of old friends and making new ones, and visiting parts of the US that at least I had not been before.
But now I am back home and back to much needed spinning. My stock of yarn was very low after Edinburgh Yarn Fest so now it is back to the grind stone for me.
I have spun some since I got back....
.... and there is more fleece waiting to be processed.
But here are a few photos of my adventures ... well, a lot actually.
|Bella, hanging out in the shade in North Carolina|
|Class at John C Campbell Folk School|
|Some of the results of the FI class at John C Campbell Folk School|
|Sheep waiting to be sheared and all the lambs taking a rest.|
|Martha taking a rest before starting shearing|
|watching the shearer|
|Natural dyed colours ready for carding and blending |
at Maryland Sheep & Wool spinning class
|Everyone working hard in the Fair Isle class at Maryland Sheep & Wool|
|A busy John C Campbell Folk School stand|
|Beautiful blues on the Pacific coast|
|The Rockies - just like the movies!|
|The natural dye class |
at Shuttles, Spindles & Skeins
|The results from the dye class |
..... all ready for blending and carding
|..... and the rolags ready for spinning|
|leaving Boulder, heading south to Santa Fe|
the plateau goes on forever!
|stunning mountains, and yes, there was hail in those clouds|
|and that stunning landscape just goes on and on.|
|Santa Fe, and I did buy jewellery.|
|Stunning views on the drive up to Mesa Verde|
|Cliff house at Mesa Verde - absolutely stunning.|
|The Grand Canyon|
|..... an incredible place|
|... atmospheric as the sun starts to set|
|... changing colours as the sun sinks in the west.|
|Stunning results from the dye class at the Marshfield School of Weaving|
|We took the carding outside in beautiful Vermont sunshine,|
- but we did stay in the shade.