Saturday, February 18, 2012

Spinning and Felting

Have you heard of Groupon? We have started using this great advertising tool to offer classes at a reduced price. There have been a lot of people who have never ventured into the fiberarts realm who are coming in and taking advantage of these classes. The first group of classes we offered was Introduction to Felting. The students got to make a piece of felt that was large enough to make a large wallet or small purse. The diversity in the pieces was so facinating to see. The best part for me was having them come back into the store and showing off the work they have done after their initial lesson. I guess they just needed a little instruction to get that fire of artistry going in their lives.
Many of you are now proud owners of one of Lynn's wheels of fleeces from her estate sale. We are so happy to hear how much you love your new wheels and are so thrilled to see the awesome yarn you are now spinning. One of Lynn's wheels, the pendulum great wheel was purchased by a young woman who will be demonstrating it at the Old Aurora Colony Museum. She is part of the 30th annual Antique Spinning Wheel Showcase March 10 & 11, 2012. This is quite an educational event with live animals and a spinning wheel raffle. The cost is only $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $2 for students with ID. You may call 503-678-5754 for more informatuion.