Taking a Spin With Elvis & Dr. John

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Wow, what a great Sunday to be open!  We had a couple of young ladies who were new knitters sitting with us, Dr. John Hall teaching a Spinning With a Drop Spindle class…and then there was Elvis.

We had five students in our spinning class, which was taught by Dr. John Hall.  The ladies learned how to spin using a drop spindle.   After a brief description of how fibers (we used Manos 100% merino roving) twist together and then walked through the anatomy of a spindle, the students were quickly spinning away.  This was very much a hands-on class.  Dr. John did a great job of launching the students’ first homespun skeins of yarn.

If the class wasn’t fun enough, one of the students–Debbie McCormick of Heart Felt Hares–introduced us to Elvis, a five-pound fuzzy bundle of love.  Accompanying Elvis were three 9-week old bunnies; we’ll call them The Lovettes.  Nice ring, right?  Elvis and The Lovettes.

Within moments, Elvis and The Lovettes were getting a big Viva La Fibre Studio welcome by both adults and children alike.  [Note: These angora rabbits appear huge, but they are light as a feather…just fuzz bunnies, literally.]  Debbie McCormick eventually made a place for Elvis on her lap and actually spun angora straight from the bunny onto her spindle.  What a hoot!

Ya never know what’s gonna happen, or who’s gonna show up, at The Fibre Studio.  Well, it’s now 6pm.  Elvis has left the building.

Peaceful stitching, y’all!


About fibrestudio

My name is Debbie Davis, and I opened The Fibre Studio at Yarns to Dye For on September 1, 2008 as my youngest child was heading off to college. I absolutely love being the proprietor of The Fibre Studio. My customers are great; we have fun classes & workshops; and where else can I bring my best friend, Lola, to work?
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