Greetings my fellow String Sistren and Brethren, I have missed you all!
This has been a really busy few weeks for me. I have been working on finishing a commissioned crochet peacock feather blanket, my depression lace is looking better and better, and I have bought a brand new lace weight Turkish spindle and some beautiful fibre. I seem to be spinning all of the time now.
My teaching has been chugging along nicely. I have many new crocheters, lots of new kumihimo braiders, and a few people interested in trying embroidery for the first time. Exciting!
Also, there have been some wonderful string events here in Winnipeg. The Manitoba Fibre Festival was amazing as usual; it’s a real gathering of the tribe. I bought two cakes of hand-dyed gradient yarn for a new shawl from Hilori’s Magical Yarnorium As well as all of the fibre I am spinning right now) a local dyer and friend and my lovely little Turkish spindle from a local spindle maker, Natural Knot Wood Designs.
Stitching and Bitching
My beloved Stitch’n’bitch group is in some disarray, people coming and (sadly) going and our regular meeting place, The Neighbourhood Cafe and Bookstore, is temporarily closed. So, to supplement our less frequently meetings, I have been looking around for another group (or two) to fill the hole in my string-loving heart.
It turns out that there is an interesting service online called ‘Meetup’ that helps people with congruent interests meet up with each other, face to face. So far I have found four local groups, The Sisters of Yarnarchy, The Skein Queens, Knit, Sip, Repeat, and one other (with a less memorable name). I really enjoyed meeting with the Skein Queens but they only meet once a month and I need more! So I am going to give the others a try too.
I met up with a Viking reenactment group at the fibre festival and got a quick rundown on naalbinding and tablet weaving. I am really excited about trying tablet weaving, so that’s the next craft on my to-do list.
So here are some pictures of what I have been doing.
And here are a few pics from the fibre festival…
I will try not to take so long to post next time! And I am sending all of my love to all of you,
Baba StringThings ❤