Just returned from a weekend up at Cold Antler Farm (a popular blog written by a woman named Jenna about life on her farm in upstate New York). I was up there for a wool workshop to learn how to spin and prepare wool from sheep to sweater. Have dabbled a bit here and there with spinning but never actually had a clue what I was doing and was great to actually have someone who knows what they’re talking about teach you how to do it and answer any questions you might have (in my case probably thousands).
We were each given a drop spindle to practice on and I ended up enjoying it even more than I had expected! Learned it all from washing, to carding and finally spinning. Couldn’t have asked for a more perfect winters day- a farm tour, snow outside (finally), the woodstove blazing inside, lots of delicious food and drinks to enjoy, spinning and chatting and best of all in fantastic company. The workshop definitely surpassed all my expectations- thanks Jenna!