Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Sheep To Shawl 2006

This year's Sheep to Shawl at the Ventura County Fair was a huge success - and the shawl, modeled by Sylvia, was one of our best ever. The winning bidder paid $466 at the auction for this beauty. And Glenda's knit socks were an incredible hit, earning an additional $90!

We had fewer participants this year, but with some hard work and dedicated spinning, we were able to keep Michelle's shuttles filled with freshly plied Romney and finish in the allotted time.

It was Michelle's idea to add beads to the fringe - beautiful!
The shawl was donated to the hospice that cared for the winning bidder's wife prior to her death.

We have lots of leftovers from the Romney we spun for the shawl. Sylvia has purchased another Romney fleece, in brown/black this time. It will be washed and picked, and then in January she will give out portions of it to Guild members who are willing to spin singles. Norma has volunteered to ply the singles into thread, which will then be used as warp for next yearÂ’s shawl.

Cheryl and Sylvia will dye the remaining white fleece to be spun and used as weft at next year's fair. Then we will really be weaving an entirely handspun product. Anyone who is interested in spinning singles, please contact Sylvia at SALeidigATsbcglobalDOTnet.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's Sheep to Shawl! See you next year.

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