7 hours ago
Monday, August 29, 2011
DROP SPINDLE CLASS ~ ~ ~
This lovely, lumpy skein of yarn was the rewards of my labor! We start out with about a yarn of wool roving (on the table in the photo above) ~ split that into threes ~ attach it to a piece of yarn that has been looped around the dowel underneath the disc ~ run it thru the hook on the top and spin away!! There's a little more to it ~ for me, lumpy bumpy yarn with a lot of texture will work fine ~ Chris had a very even tension as she spun and hers came out pretty darn perfect!! I spun a little blue roving into the white just to see what the finished product would look like! My intention is just to do a little handspun yarn to hook into a project ~ I'm not going to spin enough to knit a sweater or anything even close ~ just a little to say that I added my own handspun to a rug!!
The class was at the Overland Inn, which is located in McCutcheonville, Ohio ~ south of Fremont and Tiffin. Janet taught the class and since she is also a docent, gave us a wonderful tour of the old inn. This log cabin is at the back and is the original part of the building.
Everything has been restored and this is the reception area/bar of the old inn. It has quite an interesting history and Janet was well versed in the stories of the past!
In an upstairs bedroom, there are beautiful old handhooked rugs. Janet didn't realize that's what they were, so we enlightened her with what we knew about them! I love this runner ~ obviously, done with scraps of colors ~ very worn but almost a faded painting look to it.
I love the striated background and center and the unusual border treatment. Something to ponder for those of you who are rug hookers!