Monday, February 22, 2010

Hooking and spinning..

New owl that I just finished up last night. My son thought he looked a little angry.
Saturday was the perfect day for a drive over to Solvang to the Art Clinic for Syd's" Spin-in."
Several new spinners tried their hand on the 3 wheels available to try out. I already know how to spin but my wheel from the 1970's hasn't been working lately so I brought it over for help.
Luckily Syd's husband, Earl was there and he fixed my wheel for me. I am so happy to be able to use it again. There is nothing quite like handspun wool to work with and the act of spinning is so meditative and has that feeling of an ancient connection that goes way back in time.
Draft horses taking folks for a ride just outside the studio.
Artists and spinners at work with Earl in the background fixing my wheel. Thank you, Earl!


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

What an inspiring place!! The backdrop of beautiful paintings makes a great place to spin!! You hang out in some great places, Mary!!!

Jacky said...

I just love your hooked owl!!!

Lovely to see where you sit and spin (and for your friends husband to fix your wheel).

And those draught horses pulling the cart are beautiful (are they Haflinger's).

Looks like you had a lovely weekend.


Marie said...

Your owl is "thinking hard" lol.
c-u-t-e. This spinning thing seems
like a lot of fun. Maybe someday I will have to give it a try.
I agree you do hang out in some fun/great places : )

Twiglet said...

Love that owls face!