Friday, 11 October 2013
Shetland Wool Week 4
I went down to Hoswick Visitors' Centre for the Wild Wool Play Day with Nielanell. Wonderful venue for the class and well worth a visit for the permanent displays and the cafe - the food! Fantastic.
The room was filled with baskets and bags of a multitude of types and colours of fibres for us to card and spin - we could have carded for a week and there would still have been fibre left. Wonderful to have so much choice and no limits on our creativity.
Niela showed us some yarns she'd spun and very helpfully, the batts she'd made to spin them. The day was all about enabling us all, each in a very personalised way, to discover and release a new level of creativity within ourselves and to enjoy and embrace what we could create. Lots of technical expertise from Niela if we wanted it, but where we were being pushed was in using our senses to translate experiences, sights, sounds and emotions into a yarn. It was very exciting and I was being pushed further than I realised at the time.
Some of the results here - ignoring the yarn on the bobbin
The batt, shown on front and back is above next to my red batt, and the yarn is on the bobbin above - here it is shown more clearly.