Because 2020 rattled our brains and knocked us off our feet, I decided that 2021 would have one main event, which will be #campspin15in21.
For the rest of 2021, I want to be your cheerleader in spinning: down your stash, trying new techniques, connecting with each other either on Instagram or the Makers Meetup.
I have been making hearty, half-hearty, back to hearty, somewhat hearty, back to hearty attempts to keep you motivated and engaged in the life of wool.
Mind you, I loose motivation myself. Just when I think I want to shut it all down and quietly slink away, I get a surge of energy and tell myself, “No, you’ve got this.”
Usually those times stem from feeling battered in my new job (my own self-doubt of being able to be awesome), working remotely and feeling very out of place with my coworkers (who I only know virtually) and the world.
I don’t foresee this pandemic moving along anytime soon. So, the best I can do is motivate you to spin, make, create, give, share and just be awesome with wool.
I will put up some rovings through out the year to sell to support the cost of the zoom platform fee and gift aways.
I never set out to make this a profit making business, but more of a self-supporting organization.
Thank you for motivating me to keep being my goofy self to shout out from my soap box the wonderful life with wool.
Just arrived last weekend, though not Shetland wool, a sweet Romney wool fleece (okay, four fleeces), sourced locally (Covered Bridge Farm, Scio, OR – so just down I-5 corridor). Supporting wool farmers is what I love to do!
Romney is such a versatile wool. Not fine like merino, but not as rustic as Icelandic. Medium. It’s the Goldilocks of “just right.”
Makes a beautiful yarn for a jumper, hat or fingerless mitts. Give it a spin!!!
I found this older video from SSW 2014.
Oliver Henry explaining the wool grading process. Posted on YouTube by Shetland Amenity Trust.
He’s such a delight to listen to.