Thursday, September 23, 2010

Amy is a spinner and a weaver

Amy was our wwoofer for part of September. She came to us from Minnesota with a BS degree in Business (Fashion design and merchandising). Amy learned how to prepare wool for spinning, how to spin yarn, how to weave on a rigid heddle loom.
Amy's first spinning

Amy entered her first ever skein of yarn in the Novelty Yarn section of the Rock Creek Fair last weekend and won first place. Wonderful work, Amy.

Amy weaving on the 30 cm. Ashford Knitter's Loom
She then took the yarn and warped up the Ashford Knitters Loom and wove a beautiful golden rod dyed scarf. There isn't another scarf like that one any where in the world!

There isn't another scarf like this one!

Amy was a huge help on the farm taking care of the chickens and helping with the goats, sheep and llamas. She also helped us package natural dyes and goat's milk soaps to get ready for the fair last weekend.

At the fair, Amy demonstrated the new Ashford Wild Carder, and the Ashford Kiwi Spinning Wheel and helped with the Indigo Dye demonstrations.  Amy, your tremendous help was very appreciated.  And your beautiful smile lit up our days while you were at Joybilee Farm.
Michelle, our wwoofer in Sept 2009 with her scarf

At the Rock Creek Fair, Michelle (Alberta), our wwoofer from last year's Fall Fair, came by the booth to say hello.  Good to see you, Michelle.

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