Posts Tagged ‘retreat’

Spring 2018 Ltd. Ed. Bags

January 29, 2018

The Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring 2018 Limited Edition bag is here! For this retreat, I’m making a larger project/fiber/knitting/carry-all bag as shown here in these photos. The outer fabric is a charcoal grey wool blend with yarn “couched” down in an all over doodle design. Turquoise, yellow, cream, melon, hot pink, green, and purple all meander throughout. The lining fabric is a decorator weight woven fabric & each bag will have a large 2 compartment interior pocket.

The bag handles are a supple black leather, so they easily stay out of your way when the bag is open and you are knitting or spinning from it. There are also leather cords that can be used to tie the sides of the bag together to make the top of the bag narrower (if it’s not stuffed to the gills with yarn :-0), and to secure the contents as you carry your current project with you while out and about. The 100 gram cake of yarn & fiber braid are shown for scale & not included in your bag purchase (there will be yarns & fibers available from one of the vendors during the retreat that compliment this fabric – no pre-order necessary for yarn & fiber).

Each bag will have a Carolina Fiber Frolic Spring 2018 tag. If you would like to order a bag, please indicate that on your Registration Form, or send me an e-mail if you already registered & would like to add one to your registration information. Thanks everyone for your continued support of the Carolina Fiber Frolic Retreat!

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Spinning Retreat

January 17, 2010

Spinning in Alaska

I’ve been working for several months on pulling together the details for hosting a spinning retreat. This time last year I was a brand new spinner and traveled to the panhandle of Florida for the opportunity to spend the weekend with other spinners. I had a blast, but 10 hours (one way) on the road seemed like a lot……. so I started searching for other spinning events.

When I couldn’t find anything closer, I figured there might be a few other people who would also be interested in getting away with their fiber, their wheel or spindles, and being surrounded by other people who “get it” when words like drive ratios, treadle, S or Z twist, BFL vs. Romney, combing vs. carding, rolags, roving, batts, punys, all those esoteric details that our friends and family endure, sometimes politely, sometimes rolling their eyes, come rolling off our tongues.

Jar o Wool

(By the way non-spinning people, the smirks and eyerolling really aren’t necessary. Just a genuine oooooohhhhhh, or aaaaahhhhhhhh when we show you the latest skein would be wise………Here’s the most important tip I can give to a non-spinner: when shown a skein of handspun yarn, don’t ever let your first question be “what are you going to do with that”? Just don’t go there.)

I digress……. back to the retreat. So I decided to explore hosting a spinning retreat and today the registration information is ready. You can click on the link on the top right sidebar, or you can click here. Here’s a photo we took when we selected the site for the retreat:

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It’s going to be a fantastic weekend. Classes will be available, but optional. Vendors will be available. Evening activities are being planned. Door prizes are being gathered. Spinners and fiber fanatics are going to be together on a southern plantation (here’s where we’ll be), in the southeastern United States, in the early spring. What could be better? I hope you’ll make plans to join us.