So there was a call from the staff of the Scottish Festival at the Queen Mary for spinners to come demo on both Saturday and Sunday of the festival. We got free parking and free entrance. So many folk came and helped out. There were folks from The Greater Los Angeles Spinning Guild, Historical Re-enactors, and Folks associated with Griffin Dyeworks. We were all fiber folk and it was great fun! On Sunday a great Pipe Band from West Minster Came and played for us (we were located on the bottom of the Queen Mary -- which was a good thing since there was a flash rain storm on Saturday and our wheels and spindles would have gotten soaked). Both old and young were fascinated by wheels, spindles, the miracle of WOOL! The concept of having to spin allllll the yarn to create a woven garment... mind shattering... I love that kind of time. It really makes you feel worthwhile in your endeavors to bring about that kind of consciousness raising.
|This young man was extrodinarily captivated and so excited! Here he is spinning while I am treadling from the side.|