Our Roc Day Celebration was such fun. We had spinners and weavers and knitters and dyers and I think we all had a great time. We sent 3 or 4 non-spinners home with new spindles and fiber to spin. We spinners really are trying to take over the world. We had a great time talking and spinning and eating and laughing. Here is a peak inside the studio before and during the fun...
We have several male spinners in the group and for Sunday, we added a husband or two also. It was great!
It was chilly for this part of Texas, about 50 degrees but we had steaming dye pots to keep us warm. We used onion skins and black walnut hulls for great gold and brown colors. The indigo pot was rejuvenated from a previous use and took a while to get right, but we came up with some great blues. We also did an acid dye pot of screaming red, always a fun color. Several people brought yarn they didn't like the color of to overdye. The yellow yarn came out a great green from the indigo pot.
The whole day was fun. Well, possibly excluding our broken pipes from the freeze earlier in the weekend. I'm already looking forward to next year. One of my neighbors said she would love to see how the process starts - with raw fleece. I'll be sure to invite her over to help pick some of the mountain of fleeces sitting in my barn!