Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Time for Demos....

It is the season of demonstrations again.  Seems like they pick up in the fall again.  I really enjoy doing the demonstrations because it gives me a chance to share something I enjoy with others. 
The first one for the fall will be at the Central North Dakota Steam Threshers Reunion.  They have the school children come through to look at all the different displays.   I get to be in the Potters Pavilion where everyone goes through.  The school children always seem to love watching the spinning and I send them home with a little piece of yarn to remember the day.  I usually spiff up my old traditional wheel for this event, but I don't feel like dealing with an aching back and hip the next day.  I plan on take a bit of raw wool and then some scoured so I can demonstrate how to prep the wool for spinning in front of the children.

The pictures below are from my demonstration that was held on Saturday during the Legacy of the Arts Festival.  I was set up just off the art display and was demonstrating spinning and fiber prep as well as talking about the different wools.

Drum carding wool for batts.  I also demonstrated dizzing off the drum carder to make roving.

Here I had my combs and hackle set up to demonstrate hand combing to make combed top.  I combed fiber and then also did fiber blending on the hackle.

My wheel and chair set up to spin.

The lay of my booth area.  It was a good day.

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