Wednesday, 5 May 2010
National Spinning Week - Spinning at Hilliers Gardens
This week in the UK it is the National week of Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing and I'm sure there are many events going on around the country. Our Guild here in Hampshire are very active in attending events to promote the skills of Guild members, keep these crafts alive and encourage new members.
Sir Harrold Hillier Gardens near Romsey with some other lovely members of the Hampshire Guild. I have lots of freshly washed fleece (and wrinkly fingers yesterday), my wheel and bits and bobs ready to go. Hoping to have a great day of spinning.
Imogen will be along later with Alex to pick me up, and have a walk and play in the garden - especially the tree house she loves. She's actually on the website of the company who built the tree house - Blueforest - after they discovered the picture on my blog last year. The gardens are lovely, a great place to explore.
So a little nervous I suppose as I haven't done this before, but also excited and just think how many balls of yarn I can produce when I have a whole day devoted to spinning. Wish me luck, and if you're in Hampshire come and say hello. I figure it's a better way to spend the day than hearing all about the "e" word as it is 6th May ;-).