September 16, 2011

Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival

Jessie and I attended the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this last weekend.  We were VERY excited that we both had a hard time getting a good night's rest on Thursday.  We had a art yarn class with Jacey Boggs on Friday morning and just couldn't wait to learn 4 new spinning techniques.  On Friday morning  we arrived a few minutes before class started found our spot, got our wheels ready to spin and we waited for Jacey Boggs to arrive.  We waited and waited and waited some more.  She missed her flight and was unable to come and teach us.  I was heart broken and just wanted to cry.  I know you are thinking really!?!  You wanted to cry?  Yes and actually almost did.  I was excited about this class as soon as I knew it was available.  I really wanted to expand my spinning ability and grow as a fiber artist, this is my passion, I found it and want to do everything to nurture it.  Also Jacey is kind of a spinning celebrity and it would of be super fun to meet her.

And that's how we felt.

Jessie and I tried to shop our sorrows away.  There were two large barn filled with vendors (and I can't believe I forgot to take a picture to show you).  We brought back mohair locks, bamboo, mulberry silk, new dyes, angelina and oh yeah two German Angora rabbits.  After we tired out from shopping we found a bench and did some spinning.  I spun a coiled art yarn (which I learned how to do from Jacey Boggs Sit and Spin DVD) and Jessie worked on spinning more green (for our Packer wrist-warmer custom order).

Me spinning.

Check out the cup holder and bulky flyer!

The coiled yarn I spun.

Jessie spinning.

On Saturday we took a nuno felting class that was a lot of fun.  I've always wanted to learn how to nuno felt and just looked at books and was always afraid to dive right in.  The class really helped and I'm glad I got to learn something new over the weekend.

The nuno felted collar I made.

The nuno felted collar Jessie made.

Our mission for next year save up and hope Jacey Boggs will come back (she was unable to teach any classes over the weekend) and take all of her art yarn classes.

My new German Angora rabbits (at home).

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