Showing posts from October, 2013

Spindling in a church

Not your everyday location for a yarny event... If you don't take all the 'long yarns' into account that may have rolled off the pulpit here in years gone by... After holding the 'Brei- & Haakdagen' in Nieuwegein for a few years, the organizer realized that there was a great desire for a similar event in the north of the country.

Spinnen in de kerk... Nou hangen ze regelmatig aan de balken, maar het ging hier toch even over iets anders... Nadat de Brei- & Haakdagen al een paar keer in Nieuwegein waren georganiseerd, kwamen de noorderlingen aan met de vraag of zoiets ook een keer dichter in de buurt kon.

In the run-up to the event, I was asked whether I wanted to give spindling workshops again. Not just the short ones, like I did in Nieuwegein, but also a long one. Could I fill 2.5 hours talking about spindling and teach students enough skills for them to go home happy and addicted?

Tijdens de voorbereidingen werd ik gevraagd of ik weer spintolworkshops wilde …

Spreading the love

A while ago, I joined a club. They members had one thing in common: a love for turning fibre into yarn. All the people who are members of that club (almost 500 at the moment) know: once you start, you can't stop. Ever. Worse, you turn into an evangelist, and want to let everybody you know join in the beauty that wool, fibre, yarn and everything related has to offer.

Once in a while, we meet up. We now have 2 annual meetings: one small one, which was attended by around 100 spinners last March, and one big one, always held in the first weekend of October. This year, over 230 spinners enthusiastically rsvp'ed when the first invitations were sent out. Around 100 of these spinners actually booked the entire weekend at Mennorode, in Elspeet, where we hold the annual Fall meeting. It was our 15th, so enough reasons for a big party!

As I was too busy running from here to there and back again all weekend, I got very little spinning done, and managed to only take a few pictures. We had …