There is so much hard work that goes on behind the scenes...take a look at this great video that was posted to Youtube if you want an idea of how it is done.
There is cause to celebrate when hard work pays off!
A blue ribbon or first place prize goes to this stole that I made, but it really belongs to many others...remember this piece? Allspice deserves a little credit for growing such beautiful fiber....and of course Finca Alta Vista Farms deserves congratulations for raising such beautiful Alpacas ...
When my handspun skeins took first place, I thought of Fred Hatton. Had he not restored my Great Wheel/Spindle Wheel, I would not have been able to make yarn with it...and Lisa Chan, who made a Russian Style Supported Spindle and set me down the path of exploring the fine yarns that can be created with them.
The Judges Choice Award....a very, very happy moment .... A validation that I'm doing something right. That all of the above mentioned people who have contributed to this skein are doing something right! Hard work paying off. It assures me that yarn is more than "just yarn". It holds soul and spirit and energy.
During the Saturday evening events...I had so much fun seeing one of my own pieces "walk" down the runway during the fashion show...this shawlette was once an idea in my mind..sketches on paper.. and there it was... on a model with the lights and the music with narration...
I had a surreal moment of remembering it when it a little cria fleece on my spindle..
yep...you never know what yarn will become when it grows up!
thanks Alan, I had a great time! Long Live the Small Farm!