Monday, January 29, 2007

Going forward.. let's energize!

After reading Renay's post, and her suggestion that we might want to have a workshop or something, I have been thinking about what I would like to see and do in a guild. Cindy used the word "energize". What simple, inexpensive thing can we do as a group, to generate some interest in our spinning and in our guild? Here's a thought.

Several of our members have fiber animals... sheep, llamas, alpacas, anyone have rabbits? Why don't we buy a pound or two of roving or fiber (raw or processed) from them, one at a time. Every member of the guild would be given an ounce or two of the same fiber with the instructions to spin it anyway they wished and produce a small product. We can give ourselves a time frame, a month or two. Then, we do it allover again with another type of fiber. Just a thought. We might even make a photo gallery of our finished products, online at the blog, so that we can all see them and use them for inspiration on a future project.

There is a wonderful new site called the Yarn Museum. Anyone can submit entries. It's a great place to go online to get spinning ideas. There are lots of "fun" yarns in the "Anything Goes" show, presently on display. Check it out.
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1 comment:

cindy said...

Judy...I think the fiber go round is a great idea!