I went alone yesterday to the Mannings,it is about a 40 min. drive 1 way,& I didn`t stay very long because of the heat.There is always a nice breeze flowing down through there by the creek though.The Roclans showed up with their sheep.I missed the shearing of the one,there were 2 more to do,but I didn`t hang out.She had beautiful hand dyed roving,but I talked myself out of buying any as an incentive to get busy on my own fiber.I did,however,want a whole bag of the raw dark brown wool she had,but when I left & walked back around,someone had gotten it.It was nice too.
The only animals there were sheep & angora goats.I snapped pictures of these little tiny cuties.This mohair shown here is dyed in this basket along with some natural.
I have a wheel like this antique looking one,& I took it apart to put the correct belt on instead of cotton string-which I should`ve just let it alone,so I told these people I was taking alot of pictures of their wheels because of that.They said I should`ve brought it along,they`d have looked at it.I thought about it before I left here to take it along,but I didn`t.They told me I could get more bobbins made for it if I took the mother off & sent the works,not the whole wheel,just the mother part.I had thought it was a flax wheel,but they were spinning wool on theirs.
I was surprised at how many men were spinning there this time,I`d say it was almost an equal ratio of men to women.
Oh well,there is always next year.I`d like to get my fiber washed & done,maybe I could sell some there next year.Didn`t I just write that back in 2008? Oh well,it is a goal I suppose...