SAFF is big
really BIG. Once there we hit the upper tear of shopping, then did a sort of shop by of the lower level. H and I had a class on beginning spinning that started at 1:00 and ran until 4:00. It was interesting to see another instructor's teaching method and really cool to try another wheel. The class was taught on the Lendrum spinning wheel.
It is a very simple and clean design, a great wheel for beginners. The teacher was also a reseller of said lendrum wheels and was selling them at a discount after class. H was convinced by her fellow FFDs that this was a good price and that she should purchase one. Now she is the proud owner of a spinning wheel. (the corruption is almost complete). After another round of shopping and closing down the place, we headed out for a celebratory dinner. After dinner headed back to the hotel to play with our toys. We got quite a lot of jealous stares at our toys from the other guests in the lobby.
Got up way too early, packed and checked out. H and I had a hand painted yarn class from 9:00 to 12:30. This class was fantastic! It involved yarn, water, acid dyes and radiation, the perfect prescription for a wonderful mess or, perhaps, a zombie. The yarn is soaked in water until saturated. Next you squeeze mostly dry and lay it out on plastic. Now all that is left to is to mix up the dye, paint it on the yarn and roll it up like a jelly roll. Now poke that sucker in the microwave and nuke for 8 minutes. Presto!
after one last around the shopping arena of doom, we stuffed car Noire full and headed for home
Drop spindle and merino roving (dyed english garden greens purples and blues) from Pleasant Home Woolen Co http://www.countrylovin.com/phwool/index.html
7 skeins from brooks farm http://www.brooksfarmyarn.com/cart/
1 pound of white merino roving
swift, ball winder and a spinning caddy http://www.yarnsetc.com/index.html
6 country classic acid dyes and a color card