I hit the road again next week. First up is the WisconsinSheep & Wool Festival in
, September 7-9. I always look forward to this event. I’ll be teaching all three days. That’s good – I like teaching, I really do! And it’s bad – I can’t take advantage of all
the cool activities that are part of this festival. I wish I could watch the fleece judging. I wish I could watch the crook & whistle stock
dog trials. I wish I could take Letty
Klein’s rug braiding workshop or Kathy Krause’s class on llama & alpaca
fiber preparation. I really wish I could
watch the “Cooking With the Chefs” event on Sunday afternoon; the Festival
magazine lists Indian Spiced Lamb Ragout and Handmade Ravioli with Sheep Cheese
as on the menu. My mouth is watering…. Jefferson,
I’ll be teaching Spinning with Locks (this class is full), Spinning Super Stretchy Wools, Plying Balanced Yarns, and Plying for Texture. So much spinning fun, I can hardly stand it!
The following weekend, I’m flying to
. I’ll be teaching at the North Country FiberFair which is held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota ,
September 14-16. This is a new event for
me, but NCFF is celebrating its 20th year. I’ll be teaching all three days, but I do hope
to find some time to see the other activities associated with the Fair. I certainly will be able to go to the banquet
and fashion show on Saturday night. Watertown, SD
My workshops there include Blending Colors at the Wheel, Spinning with Locks (full here too!), Variations on Long Draw, and Diversity of Wool. I expect this trip to be quite wonderful.
With these two events essentially back-to-back, I’ve got a lot of preparation to do. Let me get on with that!