The Slater Mill Spinners Guild was there in full force, working their magic. David Westcott patiently gave me a lesson on a drop spindle. He very quickly demonstrated, had me do it and magically worked it into a bracelet tied around my wrist. Don’t ask me how, or to repeat it. It was hypnotic!
Stephanie Griego of Dirty Water DyeWorks had her wonderful hand-dyed yarn and kits for sale. The sunlight was their friend!
Stephen Willette had his “tools for the fiber arts” on display. Beautiful hand turned yarn bowls and button bowls. Also a wooden Lucet which creates a square I-cord by wrapping, turning and flipping over. Again, I was given a demo – and again, it was hypnotic, as only a fiber art can be.
Autumn Olive Designs by Lisa Perry displayed her “wearable art created with up-cycled materials”.
She thrifts old beauties, felts, cuts up, shapes, and serges into amazing clothing. Beautiful, creative yet so very wearable. Most items one would wish to wear everyday. Others were more special events pieces. Well – in my limited sartorial world, that is!
Berroco Yarns, a Rhode Island neighbor now located in North Smithfield, had three new Spring designs to show us in appropriate yarns.