Last weekend I attended Fiber Fling which was the first time I had been able to take any fiber related classes. This is a small but growing festival and I look forward to attending next year.
One of the classes I was able to attend was Raging Combs, taught by Susan MacFarland. I really enjoyed it and afterwards treated myself to a set of combs by Indigo Hound. I wanted to learn to comb so I can turn that dirty neck wool like what is on the right in the picture below to what is on the left. Fun fun!
I also took a class by Robin Goatly called Spindles of the World. I already owned a South West Spindle made by him and was wanting a Tibetan Spindle. You get to chose one of the three spindles that we explore in class to take home with you.
I really only expected to recieve something like a student spindle or a lower grade spindle, but that was not the case what so ever. After trying different ones I decided I really wanted a heavier whorl so Robin gave me his. I couldn't believe it. Isn't it pretty!