S is for Saturday, Spindles and Spinning

This past Saturday we held our very first beginner spindling workshop, and it was great fun.  The workshop was taught by Judy Kavanagh, an accomplished spinner, who not only supplied the spindles but made them as well! 

Nancy and Gwen are learning how the spindle creates twist.



Judy explaining staple length.




Getting ready to join fleece to the leader.




Judy admiring Anne’s Golding spindles.




Poetry in motion.




Learning to ply.




Using a niddy noddy.


Anne, Sarah, Gwen, Judy (instructor) and Nancy showing off their mornings achievement.  Well done ladies! 

 Oh, and did I mention I bought one of Judy’s exquisite spindles?  Here is my new spindle, the whorl is made of both purpleheart and yellowheart, the shaft is made of ebony.  Beautiful!  I am spinning BFL & Silk in Botanical from Sweet Georgia.

It was a great morning and I look forward to doing it again

Trunk Show

This past Saturday (October 1) we hosted a trunk show featuring the patterns and yarns of Louet North America.  Customers were invited to come and try on some of the beautiful garments on display and sample some of the yarns.

Here is Natalie of http://natalieservant.ca/ trying on Sierra. 

Fellow Ottawa Knitting Guild members Sheila and Laurie.  Sheila is also wearing Sierra and Laurie is wearing Paige & Pamela.

Sisters-in-law Joanne and Laura also had fun trying things on.





Val tried knitting some of Louet’s linen yarn

And Anne was warm and cozy in Marlee.

It was a great day, thanks to everyone who came out!