Penny had recently taken a barge journey in Netherlands and brought this lovely skein to show off. Of course, when we travel we always look for the local fiber people.
It is a wool blend with some alpaca
Penny was told by the spinner (in their limited communication) that it was dyed with purple onion skins
Then we had this discussion about achieving this color with purple onion skins--interesting
Our young spinner, Lucy, pulled out her hugger she is knitting. The brightly colored yarn is commercial purchased with the black being her handspun.
Here is the skein of commercial yarn
She also had been on a sock knitting spree and produced these warm and cozy socks--we all loved the yarn
These cushiony socks are cotton blend--felt good by hand; imagine how they would feel on your feet.
She had used some of her handspun to create this cell phone case
Carolyn showed off her first knitting project using her handspun alpaca. We heard her say she had 21 alpacas with 3 new babies in the fold--WOW! She has lots of fiber at hand. This scarf was so soft!
Susan was spinning this yummy dyed yarn from Penny's bins She is Skyloom Weavers
Lovely, lovely, lovely sliding through the hands of Carolyn; some of her own blended fibers
Marion had recently taken a trip to New Mexico and of course, found a neat fiber shop-- Quillin Fiber Arts. she picked up bits and pieces for her spinning pleasure
Penny brought her spindle, which is convenient to carry wherever you travel. never leave home without one!
Another good thing about visiting the Guild House are all the looms--dressed and ready for some shuttle throwing--don't you love this block weave?!
Here is the weft for the above warp
This is a sample weave--can you believe? It was used for demoing and the pattern is perfect to show off the colors
Here is your pattern for goose-eye treadling. Can you guess what book this is from?
A weaver was busy on her warp, weaving tablemats and runner--super duper! Yes, there is always action at the Guild House.