I have made the trip to this mecca of all things fiber several times, typically in June for the Spin In and August for the Knit In. For those who are curious about what The Mannings site has to offer, check these links. (I will try to avoid repeating similar photos this time.)
August 2011 - a Knit In visit
June 2010 - a Spin In visit
This past weekend was a Spin In - as in spinning fiber (sheep hair) to make wool for knitting or weaving. But many folks arrived just to share in the fun of the day ... leaving their spinning wheel home and bringing knitting or weaving (i.e. me!)
|Attendees came and set up small clusters of seats for the day.|
Everyone was weaving or spinning or weaving.
|Here was a rather large loom for weaving. Most unusual.|
|Sheep Shearing Demo|
(I really have to do a better job of framing the picture, don't you think?)
|Sheep checking out the folks.|
|Spinning wheels for sale.|
|Spinning wheels that already have loving owners.|
|My loom warped up at the Mannings|
|My cousin's pocket spinning wheel.|
This wheel drew as much attention as many of the demonstrations.
|And the wonderful family I spent the day with.|