Wednesday, March 2, 2011

A Glimpse at the Shearing -- Part II

While we were busy in the barn, we had several folks demonstrating in our little on-farm studio. "Studio" has a nice ring to it, doesn't it? It's really a converted chicken coop where I keep my looms and we host events like this.

Joyce demonstrated knitting socks on her antique circular sock knitting machine. Folks of all types are fascinated by these machines.

Barbara demonstrated needlefelting. She also had quite a crowd gathered around her, amazed at what she could make with a little wool and some felting needles. You can see her work here.

Kari, Chris and Lorrie demonstrated spinning wool into yarn. Kari was getting folks involved in the spinning process. I know this isn't the best photo, but I just LOVE the concentration on this little man's face.

We had our wool products for sale in the shop, and were helped out by Annie, Vonnie and Grace. Couldn't have done it without our demonstrators and helpers! Thank you so much...

So folks were able to wander back and forth between the shop and the barn. Each time I peeked in the shop (2 or 3 times during the morning) it was standing room only.

We have no idea how many people visited, but it was just enough! Any more, and they would have had to take a number and wait in line.

1 comment:

  1. Nice! Looks like you all had a lot of fun =) I like that look of concentration, too - he sure is cute!


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