"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Wednesday, February 8, 2012


Thanks to my blogging friend, Teresa Kasner, I heard about
and attended a spinning workshop there today
I got to meet and enjoy Teresa in person!
I showed her this box that I found to keep my crochet heart work in
because I
 continue to enjoy using the free pattern she has posted on her blog !

And I took a picture of Teresa's beautiful new spinning wheel, and admired
how beautifully she spins.
She inspires me!
[I was so caught up in my enjoyment of the day this is the only picture I took at the workshop, but if you click on Teresa's
name in red you can visit her blog and learn much more about the interesting history of the Fiber School
which is held in an old school house . . . a practical and charming space.

I was able to experiment with spinning  several different kinds of fiber including
 a one ounce braid of Sosae's beautifully hand-dyed Bluefaced Leicester wool.

I still have lots more fiber to practice spinning now that I am
back at home, but I so enjoy the creative process
and sharing it with others.

In the basket are balls of yarn I have spun over the last ten years, and in the forefront
are more braids of Sosae's fiber..

A blanket?
A scarf?
Fanciful fiber dreams . . .

Hope you are having sweet dreams, too.


  1. Dear Gracie.. I was just pleased as punch that you were able to attend the spinning workshop with me. I sure wish more people would come, I think the school needs more customers to keep it going. You are just a doll and I hope we can meet for lunch sometime and get to know each other better. Your friend.. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. What beautiful colors! They look like they would make a soft blanket :)

  3. Oh Gracie, you yourself are such an inspiration! I just adore the enthusiasm with which you approach things. Your precious crochet hearts have totally won me over, and I look forward to seeing your handspun yarns! Teresa sounds like a lovely person, and the spin class must've been wonderful! :D


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