Can you guess from the above picture where I was? If you guess a sheep farm, you would be correct, it was the Woolies Of Upperbrook Farm (www.woolies.ca) and we got a wonderful tour, lots of information of the process and we were told their sheep lineage dates back to 1968. Beautiful wool sheep and a small mill! This was just one experience provided through the Sisterhood Fibres Spring Retreat (www.sisterhoodfibres.com).
Myself and a couple of friends spent the weekend at the Hospitality Centre in Debert, NS where fibre artist gathered from near and far. It was my first time attending and I have to tell you, it was the best experience ever! In the below picture to the right in the picture you can see people sitting on couches, the knitters were busy creating amazing work. In the center were the spinners and weavers. Rug hookers were spread around the room. We could try any of the crafts being done during this wonderful retreat. A few pictures below for your enjoyment. Thank you Faith for gathering us all together!
I finished whipping my Russian rug! Yeahhhhhh, just need to sew down the binding and press so I will update with a picture next week.
I see lots of knitting in my future, I purchased some fingering yarns to make lots of things and a Turkish spindle to spin some wonderful roving I purchased. Signed up for a basket weaving course coming up in May, lots of new things to learn.
In the mail this week; Lisa Dixon finished framing a lovely hooked piece she did, pattern by Della's Rug Hooking. Lisa incorporated old lobster trap slats of wood for the frame. Well done Lisa!
Susan Walsh shared her hooking abstract cushion top she is working on. I think I see Heather's Red in there! Looks great!
Have a wonderful week everyone!