My Summer Plans

Things have been busy this Spring. The Georgia Renaissance Festival takes up a lot of my weekend time as I sit and spin and talk to the visitors about spinning and women's work in the 16th Century.

I am getting ready for my trip out to Idaho for the NW Regional Spinners Conference, where I will be teaching and giving the Keynote Address. I am excited to teach 3 workshops while out there: Spinning Bast, Indigo Dyeing and Knitting and Crochet with your Handspun.

I will also be teaching the Indigo Dyeing workshop, "Summertime Blues" at the Estes Park Wool Market. Indigo Dyeing often seems so mysterious, but my goal is to make it so that all sorts of folks are no longer afraid to mix up a pot and get dyeing.

Then I will be back home for a summer full of Natural Dyeing and Kudzu processing. I plan to dye some yarn with every single natural dye material in my pantry (Ithink I may have nearly 100), and maybe some I gather while out getting my kudzu fiber. Should be lots of fun, and I am hoping to have a few friends join me on my adventure.