Today was the annual Queensland Spinners, Weavers and Fibre Artists Open Day and I was in heaven. It was just lovely to wander around and see what people had on offer. I was drawn mainly to the roving and handspun. I met up with a few friends (always more fun to share) and we indulged in a little retail therapy.
Here's my stash additions
80 grams of mid grey merino sliver and 84 grams merino sliver blend. I plan to ply these together.
130 grams of Dyed Merino Wool.
270 grams handdyed wool sliver
262 grams of dyed wool sliver and as you can see below I couldn't resist spinning it already. Love the colour combinations.
And how much did this 826 grams of roving cost me .... all of $60! Still can't believe it myself.
And here is my lovely Majacraft Suzie Spinning Wheel. I could photograph her now because I finally have a new drive belt and she is just wonderful to work with. Though I came home to find the dog had been scrambling around her chasing a ball. He managed to damage the brake cord which could only be saved by cutting and retying. Just hope I don't decide to make bulky yarn as I don't think the cord is long enough for loose tension.
Well my wheel is calling so I'm returning.
Keep smiling :-)