Thursday, February 23, 2012

Classes and E-Spinner!

Wow!  It's almost March!  Spring!

I'm going to start off with a few classes that are coming up....

A Needle Felting Class will be running Tuesday, February 28th from 6:30-8:30pm.  I'm teaching this class through the wonderful organization, "Spark of Brilliance".  Please click on their name for more info and see the flyer for more info too!

I'm also teaching a two part sock knitting class at Greenwood Quiltery!  The socks are special because they have short-row heals and toes which mean you can easily re-knit them as they wear!  This class runs Saturday, March 3rd and 10th from 10 - 11:30am. Please contact Greenwood Quiltery for more info!

Myself and BirDeye Family Programs are co-facilitating a March Break Puppet Making Camp at The Children's Art Factory from March12 - 16.  It's going to be super fun!  We recorded an as for the camp at CFRU, which was a very fun experience - so keep an ear open for my lovely voice for more info! Visit The Children's Art Factory for complete details.

It's getting close to the time where I head back up to Haliburton School for the Arts to start my second year of the Ontario Handweavers and Spinners Handspinning Program (that's a mouth full!). I'm currently working on my wheel assignment. At the end of the course last semester, each student was given a type of wheel to research, use and write a paper on. I was really excited because I had been really wanting to get an electric spinner. I got a Babe E-Spinner and it's been a learning curve. It's also been really fun.  It's run by using a sewing machine peddle. I'm excited to try some different peddles to see if a peddle from a fancier sewing machine makes a difference to the sensitivity of the wheel.  

 A few weeks ago I visited my wonderful OHS course buddy Andrea Leigh in London. We did a bunch of spinning and knitting.  We also went to St. Thomas to visit a really cute little yarn shop called, "The Little Red Mitten". It was a cute shop!  I got a child's tapestry loom.  I've been experimenting with kid's looms. They are inexpensive and very easy to use.  

Being Andrea and I are both vegan, she had some fun places to eat lined up!  We went to a restaurant called, "VegOut" it was amazing!  Here is the evidence, a piece of raw strawberry- key lime cheese cake and a cup of herbal tea - heaven! 

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