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!