Today my friend Maggie and I taught a beginning spinning class at the Golden Fleece in Santa Cruz. The weather was fantstic, almost 90 degrees and October 23rd! So we went out side and sat under the tree for our class. IT was a wonderful class . We have 4 new spinners, who took home fiber bags, and a simple drop spindle to practice, november 6th we meet again for a spinning wheel class for those who want to learn wheel spinning.
maggie demonstating with Brendas fantastic fiber
This student fell in love with maggies trindleman spindle and learned to spin very even yarn
Many spindles were brought by Maggie and I so everyone could find there own favorites.
Each person probably tried 8 spindles. Top whorls, bottoms whorls, turkish,supported spindles. as well as opportunities to card and comb unprocessed fleece, soy silk, alpaca, silk hankies, soy silk, plus learn various breeds of fleece.
This student loved the golding aromatherapy spindle and the Royal Hare supported spindle.
And although she tried them all she loved the golding celtic ring spindle the very best.
Busy at work every one learned to spin and to ply.
BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING IS WE HAD FUN TOO!!!
Maggie and some of the fiber stash and the turkish spindle.
We had a customer who is a long time excellent spinner come out to see what we were doing. She was amazed at the array of spindles and just could not resist playing as well. and lured by the Golding ring spindles .They are amazing in quality of workman ship and balance .
Here is the wonderful yarn shop owner Gunilla pleased with the classes out come. It is rare that a knit shop owners support local weavers and spinners and felters too and Gunilla and her staff is so nice .
She has wonderful yarns , next time you are in santa cruz california stop by and visit THE GOLDEN FLEECE
and say hi to her.
I love to reach out to the community teaching all fibery skills.
Like I always say" a peaceful life must include fiber" .......Jill Nickolene Sanders
PEACEFUL WEAVING AND SPINNING ........Jill