Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Bliss on tour

Bliss went with us on tour last Sunday. With 4 wheels in the car and a roller girl in tow, I set off for Westerlee, for the Alpaca Show. And even though we knew we were heading for an alpaca farm, the sight of a field full of alpacas is always a suprise...


The Alpaca Show was all about shearing...


... judging...


... and, in our case, spinning alpaca!


Bliss enjoyed her first outing! And quite a few people got to try her out. The reviews were mixed. The spinning was lauded by everyone. 


Like me, people found the spinning smooth, comfortable and light. But the type of wheel just doesn't appeal to everyone. People who prefer the old-style, romantic wheels, just won't go for a modern, light wheel in laminated wood like Bliss as quickly...

But why were we there? Mainly to promote the Landelijke Spingroep. It was great fun showing people that yes, we still spin, and no, it's not silly or old-fashioned or dreary, but a useful skill. We sold quite a few spindles and welcomed a new member. 


Obviously, I wasn't there on my own... There was Hannah behind the blending board...


Froukje had brought her wheel and a few beautiful spindles...


 Titia didn't bring her Country Spinner this time, but spun away on her Louet S10.


And in the afternoon, Wilma also joined the club.


Because we were with a nice group, we all got the opportunity to snoop around, have a cuddle with some alpacas and just enjoy the day.
It was a shame the space was a bit limited, because I only got to show some spindles, Bliss and Victoria, and didn't get to show off the other wheels I brought - better luck next time!

Our wee princess... 

And some more pictures of alpacas! We even managed to smuggle one home... Well, a small one. And a small sheep, to hang of the rearview mirrow, just to make sure that every car we meet knows we're spinners!






2 comments:

MoniqueB. said...

Mooi dat je meisje er helemaal in mee gaat; heerlijk!

Leuke alpaca's!

Ik hoop maar dat mijn spinnewiel snel komt, van al dat geklets over spinnen, krijg ik de kriebels..

Wilma said...

Hoi Ammerins,
Het was inderdaad een gezellig dagje!!!! Wat leuk dat je dochter ook aspiraties heeft!!!!!

Groetjes Wilma