Sunday, August 15, 2010

Catching up 1.0 - sheep and fibres

Well, i got out of the house yesterday.... mom and the 4 of us went to the 'gathering of the flock' sheep and fibre event in Neepawa.  it was the first year for the event, and considering the crumby weather, i thought the turnout was pretty good.  the monkeys were pretty good, and i was able to look around at everything and buy a copy of Fiber Gathering straight from the author (her blog is here)! it looks like a pretty informative book, even though it's geared towards american festivals. i definately want to try making some hand-dyed yarn, like that in the book.  I also had a chance to briefly chat with her and one other spinner  (whose name i completely forgot. sorry!) about wheels, fibres and the like.... it was actually pretty nice to talk to other like-minded folk.

During our chat, i brought up fermented suint wool cleaning...  i'm currently testing the method. i'm not sure i 'love' it, but i've got a small section drying to test out how well it works. we shall see.


  1. hbacmama on Ravelry.August 16, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    I'm pretty sure you mean the other gal who was spinning on the other side of Joanne, I was the one with blue wheel and the midsized child.
    I've dropped off a note asking about the wheel I know about.
    I'll let you know when/if I hear back from them!

  2. actually it was Joanne i was speaking with about the 'sheep brew'... guess i didn't make that clear. sorry about the confusion! (the lady on the other side of her was Pat, a family friend)

  3. oh, and thanks for looking into that!