Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Skills Swap Doolin June 2011

Skills swap at Doolin -
This was a lovely day - but, stupidly, I didn't take any photos during the event :(.
Anyway, Karen's hospitality was excellent as was her food (especially that gorgeous pizza she made with crém fresh and potatoes etc). We were a group of very happy ladies doing fiber things - spinning - wheel and spindle - examining yarn and dye was set - cooked in the oven to be precise.
I did a bit of rigid heddle weaving but was a bit distracted by the interesting things going on around me.
Of particular importance to me was learning to ply-on-the-fly and use a Tahkli type spindle - and how to make a small, top-whorl spindle. Live demonstration beats internet lessons on several levels, such as ability to keep pace or interrupt and to see corrections done on the spot.
Karen will be returning to the US this year but we hope she makes many a return visit.
Thank you so much Karen!
Self and husband had to leave while others stayed on and we too a detour round the Burren on our way back:
Burren Lighthouse, June 2011

Darn, the internet connection to Flickr is gone flat - will add another photo later - I hope.


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